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Background imageCalcutta Collection: Rugby at Murrayfield stadium, Scotland

Rugby at Murrayfield stadium, Scotland
Scotland triumphs over England in the Calcutta Cup championship, during the opening match for the newly built Murrayfield stadium which was inaugurated in March 1925. Date: 1925

Background imageCalcutta Collection: Grand Hotel, Chowringhee Road, Calcutta, India

Grand Hotel, Chowringhee Road, Calcutta, India
Grand Hotel, Chowringhee Road, Calcutta (Kolkata), India. Date: circa 1905

Background imageCalcutta Collection: Kolkata - The Belvedere - Residence of Governor of Bengal

Kolkata - The Belvedere - Residence of Governor of Bengal. Date: 1883

Background imageCalcutta Collection: Poster advertising Indian State Railways

Poster advertising Indian State Railways, with a view of the Howrah Bridge, Calcutta. Visit India

Background imageCalcutta Collection: Dangerous scaffolding, Kolkata, West Bengal, India, Asia

Dangerous scaffolding, Kolkata, West Bengal, India, Asia

Background imageCalcutta Collection: Bengal Nagpur Railway

Bengal Nagpur Railway
The Bengal - Nagpur Railway spans the country from Calcutta to Bombay, Bombay to Calcutta, via Nagpur

Background imageCalcutta Collection: The Howrah Bridge over the Hugli River

The Howrah Bridge over the Hugli River, Calcutta, West Bengal, India

Background imageCalcutta Collection: Kathleen Scott sculpting statue of Edwin Montagu

Kathleen Scott sculpting statue of Edwin Montagu
Kathleen, Lady Scott, Baroness Kennett pictured in her London studio at work on her ten-foot statue of Edwin Montagu (former Secretary for India) destined for Calcutta

Background imageCalcutta Collection: Grey Heron, folio from a Series Commissioned by Lady Impey, c

Grey Heron, folio from a Series Commissioned by Lady Impey, c
5910204 Grey Heron, folio from a Series Commissioned by Lady Impey, c.1780-82 (opaque colours & ink on paper) by Shaikh Zain ud-Din (Sheikh Zainuddin)

Background imageCalcutta Collection: Calcutta - High Court, c1900

Calcutta - High Court, c1900. Calcutta High Court is the oldest High Court in India. It was established as the High Court of Judicature at Fort Williamon 1st July 1862 under the High Courts Act

Background imageCalcutta Collection: Sir Stuart (Steuart) Baileys Statue, Dalhousie Square, Calcutta, c1910

Sir Stuart (Steuart) Baileys Statue, Dalhousie Square, Calcutta, c1910. Sir Steuart Colvin Bayley (1836-1925) was a British civil servant and Lieutenant-Governor of Bengal from 1887-1890

Background imageCalcutta Collection: Yellow taxi cab on the street of Kolkata India

Yellow taxi cab on the street of Kolkata India
A yellow taxi cab on the street with part of another taxi in the frame, on the street of Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Background imageCalcutta Collection: Howrah railway station, with Howrah Bridge beyond, Kolkata (Calcutta), West Bengal, India, Asia

Howrah railway station, with Howrah Bridge beyond, Kolkata (Calcutta), West Bengal, India, Asia

Background imageCalcutta Collection: Victoria Chambers, Chowringhee, Calcutta, India

Victoria Chambers, Chowringhee, Calcutta, India
Victoria Chambers, Whiteaway Laidlaw & Co Ltd, Department Store, Chowringhee, Calcutta (Kolkata), India. Date: circa 1920

Background imageCalcutta Collection: Asia, India, Calcutta. Garlands of rose and freesia in the flower market in Calcutta

Asia, India, Calcutta. Garlands of rose and freesia in the flower market in Calcutta

Background imageCalcutta Collection: Kolkata, India - The Howrah Bridge No. 1

Kolkata, India - The Howrah Bridge No. 1
Kolkata (Calcutta), India - The Howrah Bridge No.1 (The Old Pontoon Bridge) which crossed the Hooghly River. Date: circa 1905

Background imageCalcutta Collection: Parasnath Jain Temple, Kolkata (Calcutta), India

Parasnath Jain Temple, Kolkata (Calcutta), India

Background imageCalcutta Collection: INDIA: CALCUTTA, c1786. The Old Court House and Writers Building, a home for young

INDIA: CALCUTTA, c1786. The Old Court House and Writers Building, a home for young employees of the East India Company, in Calcutta, India. Watercolor by Thomas Daniell, c1786

Background imageCalcutta Collection: INDIA: CALCUTTA, 1786. Old Fort William (left), a playhouse and obelisk memorial

INDIA: CALCUTTA, 1786. Old Fort William (left), a playhouse and obelisk memorial to those who died in the Black Hole prison, in Calcutta, India. Watercolor by Thomas Daniell, 1786

Background imageCalcutta Collection: Situated in a well-tended park, the magnificent Victoria Memorial building with its white marble

Situated in a well-tended park, the magnificent Victoria Memorial building with its white marble domes was built to commemorate Queen Victorias diamond jubilee in 1901 but was completed more than ten

Background imageCalcutta Collection: Calcutta, from Garden house reach, 1835. Creator: William Daniell

Calcutta, from Garden house reach, 1835. Creator: William Daniell
Calcutta, from Garden house reach, 1835. From " The Oriental Annual, or Scenes in India", by William Daniell, R.A. [Bull and Churton, London, 1835]

Background imageCalcutta Collection: Statue of Sir William Peel, Eden Gardens, Calcutta, India

Statue of Sir William Peel, Eden Gardens, Calcutta, India, circa 1880. Date: circa 1880

Background imageCalcutta Collection: Kolkata - Government Offices - Dalhousie Square

Kolkata - Government Offices - Dalhousie Square. Date: 1883

Background imageCalcutta Collection: Kolkata - The Viceroys Residence

Kolkata - The Viceroys Residence Date: 1883

Background imageCalcutta Collection: India, East India, West Bengal, Kolkata, Kumortuli, Small bells

India, East India, West Bengal, Kolkata, Kumortuli, Small bells

Background imageCalcutta Collection: The Bentinck steamer

The Bentinck steamer
The steamship Bentinck, moored in the Thames, off Blackwall. The ship was owned by the Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company (P & O)

Background imageCalcutta Collection: Large ships on the Hooghly River, Calcutta, India

Large ships on the Hooghly River, Calcutta, India
19th century vintage photograph: Large ships on the Hooghly River, Calcutta, India

Background imageCalcutta Collection: Sir Acquin Martin (engraving)

Sir Acquin Martin (engraving)
1056490 Sir Acquin Martin (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Sir Acquin Martin)

Background imageCalcutta Collection: Lt Browning, Major Kinloch and Dr Francis Brett Young

Lt Browning, Major Kinloch and Dr Francis Brett Young
Lieutenant Browning, Major Kinloch (Calcutta Volunteer Battery) and Dr Francis Brett Young in East Africa during WW1. circa 1916

Background imageCalcutta Collection: The Goddess Kali, 1800s. Creator: Unknown

The Goddess Kali, 1800s. Creator: Unknown
The Goddess Kali, 1800s. Black-skinned, four-armed, her tongue out, and blood dripping from her mouth, Kali has a third eye--representative of enlightened or divine knowledge--on her forehead

Background imageCalcutta Collection: Gajalakshmi: Lakshmi with Elephants, 1800s. Creator: Unknown

Gajalakshmi: Lakshmi with Elephants, 1800s. Creator: Unknown
Gajalakshmi: Lakshmi with Elephants, 1800s. Seated on a lotus in the yoga lotus position (padmasana), Lakshmi (wife of Vishnu and goddess of fortune, prosperity)

Background imageCalcutta Collection: The High Court, Kolkata, West Bengal, India, Asia

The High Court, Kolkata, West Bengal, India, Asia

Background imageCalcutta Collection: Traffic jam in Howrah bridge. Kolkata (Calcutta), India

Traffic jam in Howrah bridge. Kolkata (Calcutta), India

Background imageCalcutta Collection: India, West Bengal, Kolkata, Taxi rank in front of Howrah Railway Station

India, West Bengal, Kolkata, Taxi rank in front of Howrah Railway Station

Background imageCalcutta Collection: India, West Bengal, Kolkata, Display of traditional ladies footwear mojaris

India, West Bengal, Kolkata, Display of traditional ladies footwear mojaris and jootis in a shop in New Market

Background imageCalcutta Collection: (Goat) Meat Stall - New Market, Calcutta (Kolkata), West Bengal state, India

(Goat) Meat Stall - New Market, Calcutta (Kolkata), West Bengal state, India. The two gentleman on the right are clearly Muslim and therefore practising Halal Butchery. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageCalcutta Collection: Old city map of Kolkata (Calcutta), wood engraving, published in 1897

Old city map of Kolkata (Calcutta), wood engraving, published in 1897
Old city map of Kolkata (Calcutta), India. Wood engraving, published in 1897

Background imageCalcutta Collection: India, West Bengal, Kolkata, Calcutta, Bus

India, West Bengal, Kolkata, Calcutta, Bus

Background imageCalcutta Collection: Taxi and street scene, Kolkata (Calcutta), West Bengal, India

Taxi and street scene, Kolkata (Calcutta), West Bengal, India

Background imageCalcutta Collection: Contemporary cutaway drawing of the Short S8 Calcutta

Contemporary cutaway drawing of the Short S8 Calcutta in flight

Background imageCalcutta Collection: Map of Hoogly River, c.1777 (engraving)

Map of Hoogly River, c.1777 (engraving)
7339428 Map of Hoogly River, c.1777 (engraving) by British School, (18th Century); 20.5x32.5 cm; National Maritime Museum, London, UK; (add.info.: Creator: Lacam, Benjamin Single sheet. Hand col)

Background imageCalcutta Collection: Old Court House Street, Kolkata, (formally Calcutta), India

Old Court House Street, Kolkata, (formally Calcutta), India
7301611 Old Court House Street, Kolkata, (formally Calcutta), India; Private Collection; (add.info.: Old Court House Street, Kolkata, (formally Calcutta), India in the 1860s

Background imageCalcutta Collection: The clipper Matilda Wattenboch, to commemorate its launch in 1853

The clipper Matilda Wattenboch, to commemorate its launch in 1853
MMM5465894 The clipper Matilda Wattenboch, to commemorate its launch in 1853; National Maritime Museum, London, UK; (add.info.: To commemorate its launch in 1853)

Background imageCalcutta Collection: The Black Hole of Calcutta, 1870 (engraving)

The Black Hole of Calcutta, 1870 (engraving)
5616291 The Black Hole of Calcutta, 1870 (engraving); (add.info.: Illustration titled The Black Hole of Calcutta'. In 1756 the Fort at Calcutta was overwhelmed)

Background imageCalcutta Collection: Calcutta, India (colour litho)

Calcutta, India (colour litho)
8641580 Calcutta, India (colour litho) by Maxwell, Donald (1877-1936) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: Calcutta, India)

Background imageCalcutta Collection: Job Charnock founding Calcutta, 1690 (litho)

Job Charnock founding Calcutta, 1690 (litho)
8660969 Job Charnock founding Calcutta, 1690 (litho) by Burton, H. M. (20th Century) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: Job Charnock founding Calcutta, 1690)

Background imageCalcutta Collection: Panorama of Calcutta, India (engraving)

Panorama of Calcutta, India (engraving)
8676390 Panorama of Calcutta, India (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Panorama of Calcutta, India, from the Semaphore, Fort William)

Background imageCalcutta Collection: The Bertha, 1850

The Bertha, 1850
3330459 The Bertha, 1850; (add.info.: Portrait of The Bertha a passenger and cargo steamer built for trade between England and Calcutta via the Suez Canal)



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"Calcutta: A Tapestry of History, Culture, and Adventure" Step into the vibrant city and immerse yourself in its rich tapestry of history, culture, and adventure. From the electrifying Rugby matches at Murrayfield stadium in Scotland to the majestic Belvedere Residence of the Governor of Bengal in Kolkata, every corner tells a captivating story. As you stroll down Chowringhee Road in Calcutta, your eyes will be captivated by the iconic Grand Hotel standing tall amidst bustling streets. The poster advertising Indian State Railways beckons you to embark on a journey through time and landscapes that will leave you breathless. But beware. As you explore Kolkata's enchanting West Bengal region, keep an eye out for dangerous scaffolding that adds an element of thrill to this already exhilarating experience, and is here where the legacy of Bengal Nagpur Railway unfolds before your eyes – a testament to human ingenuity connecting distant lands. The magnificent Howrah Bridge gracefully spans across the Hugli River like a guardian angel watching over Calcutta. Its architectural marvel stands as a symbol of unity between past and present. Seek solace within Parasnath Jain Temple's sacred walls as it offers spiritual respite amidst the chaos. Feel your worries melt away as you witness large ships majestically sailing along Hooghly River – reminding us all that life flows on with grace even amid bustling cities like Calcutta. Travel back in time with William Daniell's masterpiece "Calcutta from Garden House Reach, " capturing moments frozen forever in 1835. Let his artistry transport you to another era where gardens bloomed abundantly against picturesque landscapes. Dalhousie Square unveils Kolkata's government offices - witnesses to countless decisions shaping India's destiny. And just around the corner lies The Viceroys Residence - once home to those who governed this land with authority and grace.