Kolkata People and Scenes 2

 

These boys from a railroad slum on both sides of the tracks that I am walking down, got a little wild at having their picture taken.

 

 

 

 

A typical street corner scene on the outskirts of Kolkata.

 

 

 

 

They emerged from their slum room behind them to see what the commotion was with a westerner walking down the railroad tracks.

 

 

 

A common scene at a neighborhood pump.

 

 

I walked through several slums on my various visits to Kolkata and never experienced any hostility.

 

 

 

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As in Africa, many things carried on the head.  A goat looks on in the background.

 

 

Bring home water from a neighborhood public pump.

 

 

A woman with a small smile, more reserved than the young boys.

 

 

Notice the low entrance in their shanty just behind and the colored cloths on the wall.