Kolkata

Nomadic or a homing pigeon, everyone needs a place to call home. For some it can be anywhere they are. For some it is the place they are from. If you call Kolkata your home, the photo collage by the team at THE 42 below shall be the one to make you smile.

The Plan of Old Calcutta

The Plan of Calcutta, circa 1774 and still in mint condition

Every city has a plan. And very few actually know about it. Rediscover your city historically!

The Old Chowringhee View

Chowringhee, yesterday

Even today you can catch a glimpse of the core bones of the buildings even though some bits of extensions and modernization has creeped in.

The Esplanade

The Esplanade

Historically Esplanade has been the starting point of many a political discussions, geographically, it is a transport hub connecting the city to its people.

Old Bengal Club

Bengal Club, Yesterday

The historical no. 33, Chowringhee which was owned by the Maharaja of Darbhanga and it housed not only T B Macaulay but also became the house of the elite Bengal Club. The Club still exists on this site, till date.

The Eden Gardens Stadium

The Eden Gardens Stadium

The iconic Eden Gardens, which is easily visible in the Kolkata skyscape from THE 42. It’s the largest cricket stadium in India and can host 66,000 fans! Epic!

The Maidan

The Maidan

The idealist Maidan surrounding the Victoria Memorial, home to many cricket teams, horse driven carriages, ‘chana chur’ (roasted and crushed gram) sellers in white, picnic baskets, couples and of course, some sheep as well.

The Oberoi Grand Interior

The Oberoi Grand Interior

No. 13 to No. 17 houses the Grand hotel, which has a colorful history of a plot being won in lottery and then founded by a Irish ‘hotelier’, Mrs. Annie Monk. The chandelier, is easy to recognize and an unofficial icon of the city.

The Oberoi Grand

The Oberoi Grand, Today

And even if you can’t recognize the chandelier at one go, the façade of the Grand Hotel, needs no written introduction.