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Since I didn't know what to show today I decided to make another trip with my time machine. I steered it back to November 1972, when I spent a few days in Darjeeling, an Indian "hill station" mainly built by the British colonialists on the slopes of the Himalayas in the northern part of West Bengal state.

Darjeeling was a place where the administrators moved in the summers to escape the oppressive heat and sickly climate in the capital Calcutta. Nowadays it is a popular holiday resort for ordinary Indians, quite elegant here and there in an old-fashioned way. But there are also much less fashionable areas, like this market district, which seems to have been mainly used by Nepalese. It is quite possible that this area has been pulled down since I took this photo 46 years ago.

I have scanned this photo from a Kodachrome slide. Here is a larger version.

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Additional Photos by Gert Holmertz (holmertz) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9650 W: 511 N: 18735] (82948)
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