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The old wooden bridge in Raichak.

Raichak is a village sitting on the left bank of River Ganges (also called River Hooghly) close to the estuary.

This ramshackle bridge connects two villages on either side of the creek.. People, bicycles, bikes, scooters, even cars cross this quaint wooden bridge. The middle portion of the bridge, as you can well see, is bent and broken with age & load & its not hard to guess that the bridge might collapse soon. The soft silt bed on which the bridge legs rest, are pushed upstream by the soft sediment & running water during high tide & that has slowly displaced the very foundation of the bridge itself

I loved the the air of the village...pure...the smell of nature without any trace of pollution. Pity that it was a dull day with a featureless grey sky. I would love to go back to Raichak & take picture of this same place under a blue sky

An Afterthought : I decided to a sepia version considering the lack of punchy colour. You can see the Sepia version here. Which version would you prefer?

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Additional Photos by Angshuman Chatterjee (Angshu) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7851 W: 324 N: 16060] (56760)
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