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Photographer's Note

Pictured here is the Coffee House located at College Street in Calcutta (now Kolkata). An iconic establishment that, along with the academic institutes and roadside book stalls, defines College Street.

The history of the College Street Coffee House can be traced to Albert Hall, as the building used to be called, which was built in 1876. Later, the Coffee Board decided to start a coffee joint from the Albert Hall in 1942. In 1947, the Central Government changed the name of the place to "Coffee House". The place acquired fame as a meeting place for the citys intelligentsia which included poets, artistes, literati and many others from the fields of art, culture and politics. Though I am not sure how true that is today but the one thing that for sure has not changed is its quaint, old world charm with no visible facelift. Its semi dark interior with archaic ceiling fans and starkly basic furniture still seems to attract people of varying ages including students who are said to form three fourths of its clientele despite the presence of much cooler hangouts like Barista or Caf coffee Day.

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  • Copyright: Satya Ghosal (photographer_sg) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 394 W: 2 N: 994] (6059)
  • Genre: 地方
  • Medium: 黑白
  • Date Taken: 2014-11-24
  • Categories: 日常生活
  • Exposure:f/2, 1/15 seconds
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  • Photo Version:Original Version, Workshop
  • Date Submitted: 2014-12-18 10:46
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