Getting up at 5 am to watch the sunrise is not something you do when you’re not traveling. When you are traveling however, it is so often worth dragging yourself out of bed in the hopes of getting a good view. Yes, it still hurts but watching the world come to life had a certain magic to it, more than the sunrise will ever have.
These photos were shot on such a day, we got up early to go to the Calcutta flower market and stopped on the way at the marble palace. In a city such as Calcutta, which is always busy, it is quite spectacular to experience quite streets. There were however quite a surprising amount of people already awake, they’re setting up their stalls, playing cricket or doing yoga in the park or just having a chat with friends. If you ever get a chance to go to Calcutta I would highly recommend you going to the marble palace around this time of the day. The building soaks up the orange light just like snowy mountaintops do.