Crowds at Crawford Market by veengupta

Crowds at Crawford Market

Shopping at Crawford market is quite an experience. The main building was beautiful and historically interesting- it shares an interesting connection with a representative of the British Empire in India, Mr. Kipling. But not the author and journalist Rudyard Kipling, but his father John Lockwood Kipling. The artist John Kipling designed the friezes on the Crawford Market building. They show scenes of Indian rural life and farmers as fits the connection with this as a market where farm goods are sold. Today you can see “Kipling’s Fountain” inside the market itself, in the bird market area. Although often hidden partly by boxes of fruit and vegetables you can make out the tutelary animals and the Indian River Goddess shaped and painted brightly in classical style.
Hawkers jostle with each other all over the streets in this area and it is difficult to shop here. But the variety of goods available make it a place all need to come to.
Now you've just managed to put one more place on my bucket list
March 10th, 2014  
You have captured it beautifully.
March 10th, 2014  
A lovely colourful market scene :-)
March 11th, 2014  
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