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.

Group Photo (not the whole group), Fourth Wikipedia Kolkata Photo Walk. Photo Courtesy: Indrajit Das, Wikimedia Commons

Group Photo (not the whole group), Fourth Wikipedia Kolkata Photo Walk. Photo Courtesy: Indrajit Das, Wikimedia Commons

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.

Briefing before the Wikipedia Photowalk (Photo Courtesy: Biswarip Ganguly, Wikimedia Commons)

Briefing before the Wikipedia Photowalk (Photo Courtesy: Biswarup Ganguly, Wikimedia Commons)

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.

Wikipedians at the Radhanath Temple Complex

Wikipedians at the Radhanath Temple Complex

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.

Wikipedia Kolkata Photowalk IV (Photo Courtesy: Biswarup Ganguly, Wikimedia Commons)

Wikipedia Kolkata Photowalk IV (Photo Courtesy: Biswarup Ganguly, Wikimedia Commons)

  • 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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Blogs on Wikipedi Takes Kolkata IV:

Wikipedians at Boro Rasbari, Wikipedia Takes Kolkata IV

Wikipedians at Boro Rasbari, Wikipedia Takes Kolkata IV

  1. January 8, 2015 at 2:27 PM

    Nice post! Thank you for sharing the info.

    • February 5, 2015 at 12:05 PM

      Thanks Moon, every major city n the world has a Wikipedia chapter and photowalk are quiet common.

  2. January 9, 2015 at 12:54 AM

    Great initiative…🙂

  3. January 9, 2015 at 9:18 AM

    Good show. Missed it this time !

  4. January 9, 2015 at 10:42 AM

    Arre wah! I can see myself playing tour guide again!

    • February 5, 2015 at 12:07 PM

      Dear Deepanjan, thanks for guiding us, we all enjoyed it.

  5. Debjyoti Dasgupta
    February 23, 2015 at 10:11 AM

    Can anyone participate in this photowalks? And when will be the next?

    • February 27, 2015 at 11:27 PM

      Dear Debjyoti, any one can participate in Wikipedia Photowalk, but for logistic reasons we keep the numbers low. We also do a lot of other activities like workshops and edithons.

      Please do keep in touch for more details.

  6. oranjautumn
    April 6, 2015 at 7:47 PM

    I liked Radhanath temple very much. There is a ‘kumorpatti’ near-by and is a treat for photographers, specially those, who look beyond traditional ‘Kumortuli’.

    I thank Wikipedia team to touch upon the old sites of South Calcutta -look forward to more.

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