People were washing their body in Hooghly River

People soaking in Hooghly River
Shot in Kolkata, India ©Tetsu Ozawa
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When I was traveling in India and saw a river, I would often ask the locals what it was called. And interestingly, many Indians would answer "Ganges" without hesitation. It would be different. Even if I thought that this river would be different, they said "Ganges" without hesitation. I'm wondering if all the rivers that flow through this country were the Ganges. When I came to the waters of the Hooghly River in Kolkata, I asked the name of the river, and the answer was still "Ganges".

When I looked around, I found men and women of all ages washing in the river water. This riverside seemed to be a bathing place for the locals. But if I look closely, I would see that not all of them are washing. I saw some people catching fish with a net. It seemed that this place was also a fishing ground. Some people are fishing and some are washing up. I didn't even know what the name of this river is anymore.

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Sep 2011 IN THE CITY INDIA

Where is Kolkata?

PHOTO DATA

No

5703

Shooting Date

Jun 2011

Posted On

September 11, 2011

Modified On

August 20, 2020

Place

Kolkata, India

Genre

Street Photography

Camera

OLYMPUS PEN E-P2

Lens

M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 14-42MM

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