Thursday, July 12, 2012

 Elena, Anna and Manuel: very kind and nice volunteers from Spain!
There were about 60 young volunteers from Spain!

 Mother Teresa's tomb is washed every day and nicely decorated with fresh flowers!

 This picture of Jesus in the Mother Teresa's convent is very moving.....

We were supposed to go on a boat ride on the river but we arrived too late: it was getting dark!

                                             A group of about 25 volunteers decided to go on a boat ride....
It was quite an adventure: a group of Spanish volunteers got off at the wrong bus stop and we got separated!
Then we had to take a train ....
        It was so fascinating to take the train....

 Inside a train: women and men are in different cars.
I really enjoyed standing by the open door of the train,,,,I was able to take pictures while the train was in motion!

 There are several mosques in Kolkata and we heard the call to prayer several times during the day and at night

    This is a Hindu Temple

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Gardens at the Victoria Memorial

The Victoria Memorial was built in Kolkata for the diamond jubilee of Queen Victoria.
It was finished about 20 years after her death...

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

We visited the Victoria Memorial on a very sunny and beautiful Sunday

Solen from France and Courtney from the US

A very famous pastry shop in Kolkata!

New Market is a huge complex with stalls where you can buy 
scarves, clothes, meat, flowers, jewellery, cutlery etc..

 Meat Market inside New Market