ICT Engineering – Gediminas

Practical placement in Kolkata, India

The Flower Market

The Flower Market

“I have another great idea – let’s make a market where we would sell only flowers!”

This is one of the places I wanted to visit because two Lithuanian guys went there when they were in Kolkata.

I looked and wondered “How people manage to make a living selling flowers?” and then I remembered that I saw garlands in almost every bus, taxi and rickshaw that I’ve ever been on. Also, who knows how many are bought by housewives for their family rituals and for decorating the shrines of deities.

Flowers in a bus

Flowers in a bus

Flowers in a taxi

Flowers in a taxi

Flowers in a shrine

Flowers in a shrine

The dominant colors of the flowers were yellow, orange and red, probably, because those colors bring happiness and prosperity. The smell was very nice, but the Lithuanian guys forgot to mention that the smell is a bit different in some parts of the market (maybe because of the bathing place nearby).

Sad flower vendor

“Y U NO buy my flowers?”

And I think foreigners are a rare sight in the Flower market, because me and the other inters got more weird looks than usual.

People giving weird looks

“We don’t see many of your kind around here.”

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2 thoughts on “The Flower Market

  1. Celia Kennedy on said:

    I love your blog. I am writing a fiction novel which in part has to do with contemporary urban art in India. The street scenes, food, stories are really helping me get a feel of life there (since I cannot travel there myself).
    I love that I can see parts of this world through your eyes.
    Thanks!!

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