Fourth Wikipedia Kolkata Photowalk
Wikipedia Takes Kolkata IV
Fourth Wikipedia Kolkata Photowalk, 14 December 2014
Also see: Wikipedia Kolkata Photowalks
Wikipedia the world largest online encyclopedia runs entirely on voluntary effort. Each major city in the world has a a Wikipedia chapter, who apart from contributing to Wikipedia carry out different activities like Wikiacademy and photowalks.
The main objective of Wikipedia Photowalk, officially known a “Wikipedia Takes,” is to build a database of photos of landmarks of the city. The photos can later be used in the relevant articles.
The First Wikipedia Kolkata Photowalk was held in 18 Dec. 2011 and focused on colonial architecture in the Dalhousie Square (BBD Bag) area.
The Second Wikipedia Kolkata Photowalk was held on 3 march 2013 and focused on the diversity of Kolkata and covered Chinese Temples, Parsi Fire Temples, Armenian and Portuguese Churches and Jewish Synagogues.
In the Third Wikipedia Kolkata Photowalk, which was held on 23 Feb 2014, focused on North Calcutta and covered Hindu Temples, Jain Temples, Palatial Mansions and Muslim Graveyards.
On 14 Dec 2014 the Kolkata Wikipedians were back on the streets for the Fourth Wikipedia Kolkata Photowalk officially known as Wikipedia Takes Kolkata IV. This time the focus shifted to the South Kolkata.
The walk started and ended at the Tollygunge Phari bus – stop and focused on Tmeples, mosque and abandoned burning ghats along the Adi Ganga (Tolly Nala).
About 16 walkers participated in the walk and although the distance was short it took more than five hours to cover and document the sites.
The Tollygunge – Chetla neighborhood was extremely friendly and we invited to climb rooftops for better shots of the temples.
No Wikipedia Photowalk is ever complete without food and we did have our share of shingra and jilipis along with various other sweets.
The sites covered in the Fourth Wikipedia Photowalk (Wikipedia Takes Kolkata IV) are listed below.
- Radhanath Temple
- Choto Rasbari
- Boro Rasbari
- Mathur Shah Temple
- Zohar Begum Mosque
- Kamarpara Dadosh Shiva Temple
- Kamarparah Mahasashan (Abandoned Burning Ghat)
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