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Ghost Walk of Esplanade and Dalhousie Square, Calcutta (Kolkata)

October 7, 2015 41 comments

Ghost Walk

Esplanade and Dalhousie Square, Calcutta (Kolkata)

It was the sound of piano, isolated notes and then a complete string of music, then the loud dong of the St, John’s Church bell announcing 1:45 am, this was all part of the Ghost walk of Esplanade and Dalhousie area in Calcuta.

Ghost Walk Group, in front of Ne Market, Kolkata

Ghost Walk Group, in front of Ne Market, Kolkata

The idea of a ghost walk of Calcutta was conceived by my friend Anthony Khatchaturian,  a Calcutta Armenian of the famous Galstaun lineage, along with Dr. Souvik Mukherjee of Presidency University. The route was soon chalked out and the Anthony did all the running and arranged for permissions and police escorts.

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Metropolitan Building ~ Whiteway, Laidlaw and Co. to Big Bazar

August 29, 2012 13 comments

Metropolitan Building, Calcutta (Kolkata)

Whiteway, Laidlaw and Co. to Big Bazar

On the eastern side of Esplanade stands a spectacular building in Baroque style, complete with domes, pediments, balconies & clock tower. Known as the Metropolitan Building it once housed Calcutta’s (Kolkata’s) leading departmental stores run by the famous Whiteway, Laidlaw and Co.

Metropolitan Building, Calcutta (Kolkata)

Metropolitan Building, Calcutta (Kolkata)

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