1st May, I read recently in a blog I follow, is apparently considered as the official first day of Spring in England. But, in the former capital of one of its former colonies, it is very much sweltering summer, with temperatures hovering near mid-thirties in degrees Celsius! But, an early morning walk in Maidan (literally large open field) is very pleasant, as I discovered the last weekend. The last time I had taken my camera to the Maidan was on a foggy winter morning.
In case you are not familiar with Kolkata, I should add that it is the only city in India, which still has a tramcar service. In fact, it is the oldest operating Tram service in Asia, formed way back in 1880. The first electrified trams ran in 1902. But, successive governments have shown no interest in modernising it, which means, it is not very popular as a mode of transport. But, it is fun to take an occasional ride in a tram.
Hope you enjoyed the early morning view of spring, or its apology, here in Kolkata 🙂
Reblogged this on Oyia Brown and commented:
Lovely photos – thanks.
hey thanks a lot for re-blogging! 🙂
Lovely photos!! By the way, would you be familiar with the name of the yellow flowers?? They look so lovely and I have plucked them off a few times but I couldn’t find the name of the tree or flower! Your photos taken of this flower are gorgeous! 🙂
thank you snowflake! I am very poor at botany, but I think it is called krishnachura in bengali..but i wont bet any money on it 🙂
Great series of photos . As always very interesting and very well presented.
thanks a lot Anisja! 🙂
hehe! lovely images! trams are not the fastest way to get around but they’re very charming 🙂
thank YOU! I agree absolutely…they are indeed charming, but not something to depend on, if you have a train to catch and you are late! 😀
The trams made me nostalgic! 🙂 Great post!
thanks a lot Shutter-tripper!
One liner on each photo would have made it even better:-)
as usual…”the laziness strikes back!” thanks for the feedback 🙂
thanks a lot! 🙂
Love the post. Lovely photographs.
thank you Swati Di!
Beautiful yellow blossoms and I love the black and white shots. 🙂 Elizabeth
Thanks a lot! You can find those yellow flowers all around the city during this time!
What lovely photos!! I love that everything is covered in yellow flowers!!
Oh thank You!! Really glad that you liked them 🙂
This is wonderful, suddenly I missed Kolkata. Please have larger versions in the post as a slideshow, they are all so lovely…
Oh! Thank you SO much! You have to click on the photographs in the gallery…they will enlarge… 🙂
New comer. May I come in. Your pictures are great.
Thank you so much! And this is WordPress…everyone’s invited!! Thank you for dropping by! 🙂