If you have read my previous post, you would know that my friend Thomas Chen had invited me to the Autumn Festival celebration at the Sacred Heart Chinese School, here in Kolkata. He had just mentioned that there would be a paper craft competition followed by a stage event, where kids would be performing. If I wanted to skip the paper crafts competition, I could come a little later, Thomas had mentioned.
I was not quite sure what to expect, but events where kids are involved, I usually loathe missing them. So, on a Sunday afternoon, following Google map’s directions, I presented myself at the place( yes, I had never been to the place before).
To my surprise, I found not too many people. It seemed more like a family get together. Everyone knew each other, except me. The kids were busy with cutting papers and creating different shapes from them. They were being helped by the parents. It was a nice cozy atmosphere. Nobody showed any surprise at the sight of a complete stranger (me). They just smiled and nodded their head in my direction, as if I was just another member of the extended family. That really helped me get over any awkwardness I had. I settled down quickly and started photographing, using the 50mm lens I had just acquired.
Here are some of the moments from the Paper Craft competition.
I hope you enjoyed them! 🙂
Reblogged this on Oyia Brown.
Thanks for the re-blog! 🙂
Love the fact that you go around town and report these lovely stories and events, which we otherwise will never know. Lovely photos too.
Thank you Swati Di! 🙂
Pingback: Chinese Autumn Festival in Kolkata- Part 2 | Know-All's Box
Its all about the true feelings. I study in kolkata.. and The photographs are nice.. !
Thank you Sourav! Really glad that you liked the photographs! 🙂