Kolkata Soundscapes

Maidan: Day Long

Description: The following recording was undertaken on 17th December, 2014. Using specialized camera equipment and advanced audio technologies, this recording portrays one of the largest urban parks in the city, the Maidan. The Maidan is dotted with statues and pieces of architecture, most notable being the Victoria Memorial. Due to the freshness and greenery it provides to the metropolis, it has been referred to as the “lungs of Kolkata”. The Maidan is a property of the Indian Army and hosts the Eastern zone high command of the Indian Army in Fort William. The Maidan stretches from as far north as the Raj Bhavan building in Esplanade and as far south as the National Library on Belvedere Rd. in Alipore. The wide field stretches from the Hoogly River on the west to the Victoria Memorial on the east. It is a historical and cultural center of Kolkata as well as a center of leisure and entertainment for Calcuttans.

Date of Recording: 17 December, 2014

Duration: 00:04:02

Video Text: Header Video Text  

Subtitles: N.A

Location: Geolocation varies. Approximate area represented in map. Specific points indicate areas visible in the video.