A lot of people were taking a dip in the Hooghly River to wash themselves

People soaking in Hooghly river
Shot in Kolkata, India
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As I was walking along the Hooghly River that flows through Kolkata, I saw a lot of people at the water's edge. Since this river is a tributary of the holy Ganges, I thought that some people would be bathing in this river, but I was wrong.

Although many people were bathing in the Hooghly River, they were not doing so as a religious ritual. They were just washing their bodies. They were simply washing their bodies, letting off the sweat of their daily lives. This place was like a public bath where many people gathered and scrubbed their bodies.

All the people washing their bodies looked refreshed and comfortable. But despite their expressions, the water was muddy and I didn't feel like joining them, no matter how sweaty I was.

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PHOTO DATA

No

7120

Shooting Date

Jul 2011

Posted On

December 29, 2012

Modified On

January 14, 2022

Place

Kolkata, India

Genre

Street Photography

Camera

OLYMPUS PEN E-P2

Lens

M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 14-42MM

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