Wednesday, March 11, 2009

A Breather in Kolkata


Victoria Memorial, Kolkata

The tea planter and his wife love a quick getaway to the heart of the city. One little whiff of urban life is good for our lungs. It refreshed us before I returned to my station on the verandah and the husband to prepare for the season, and to fight the drought.


...and Queen Victoria's Statue

City walks were good fun, but the pavements in Park Street finished off my 'stout walking sandals'. I sought comfort in Flury's coffee and confections.


Isnt it lovely here? Even the decor is all caramel, coffee and cream! Service comes with a smile. Went back again for breakfast (hash browns, rolls, muffins, and coffee). Mmm.






The window display reflects Park Street. Well, they wouldnt let me photograph it from inside. I loved the old baking tins and moulds on display, and I wonder if the cocoa pods and beans are visible.
So that is my world this week, and do see other people's worlds here.

5 comments:

Marilyn Miller said...

What a lovely get away for the tea planter and his wife. What tea do you product at the tea garden?

flowergirl said...

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http://ianlockwood.wordpress.com/2009/03/11/under-the-great-banyan-tree/

Titania said...

It is a pleasure to read your posts. Very intersting. The Tea-Room looks very inviting and the food delicious. I love to relax in a fine place after exploring a city and shopping.

Erin said...

interesting post....would have loved to enjoy you for some of the food and tea...that place looked quite interesting and the decor is definitely nice.

have a good weekend.

Kamini said...

Mmm indeed!
Can you believe it, I've never been to Kolkata!