Click on the thumbnails to see the big picture. Mum…

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Me and Georgia. And Tom

I went to the Sundarbans jungle for New Year 2007, and have created this separate page for the photos.

I went to see Bangladesh play India in their second One-Day International, on May 12th 2007. It was great! Here are the photos.

Sylhet

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My landlord’s place in Sylhet. I don’t get the colour either.

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Some scenes from my original stable in Sylhet

More Sylhet Pictures:
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The road where I work

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Some snippets of the mansions around town. My camera can’t zoom out enough to fit them all in.

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My current bungalow, and the front garden of the little three-house estate it’s on.

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Scoop the guard-dog, and the guy who lives under my stairs. Also my arch-nemesis the guard-geese.

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A bamboo walking bridge over on of the little rivers in the centre of town. This is in a rich area. And one of the new tower blocks going up, spot the slum next to it on the left.

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The slum I cycle through every day to work. And one of their bridges across a sewage-filled river

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Right in the shadow of one of the new gleaming tower blocks is this slum, in a little island of mud. The one next to it is accessible by the little bridge only.

Rajshahi

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Rajshihi Rooster

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Scene from hamlet near Rajshahi

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Rice fields near Rajshahi (taken by Georgia)
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Scene near Rajshahi

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A Deshi family in their hamlet near Rajshahi

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The Padma river, from Rajashi. India on the other side, and they call it the Ganges.

Dhaka

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Some light traffic in Dhaka – note the meticulous parking and observance of lane markings.

Fire escape

The fire escape from our flat.

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Youngest Rickshawallah in the East (taken by Georgia)

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I beat him at Pens, fair and square.

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View from our kitchen window.

Srimangal

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Zareen Tea Estate

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Where tea comes from (taken by Tom)

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And I bloody love it

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The room where magical things happen

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And the legendary Five Colours Tea

14 Responses to “Photos”


  1. 1 Arif June 27, 2007 at 8:56 am

    Hi Tim,

    Great blog. Keep up the good work. Let me know when you are in London. Would love to meet and hear about your stories in person.

    Don’t worry about your landlord’s house, my Dad had his place painted green as well. I’m going to get it painted white when I get a chance!

  2. 2 Sara December 10, 2007 at 4:32 pm

    Hi Tom,

    I just ended here because I was trying to understand how Bangladesh would be, how it would be living there…
    I moved here two years ago from Italy…but I would love to have an experience outside Europe.

    I would appreciate some advice!

    thanks

    Sara

  3. 3 Askik April 9, 2008 at 10:11 am

    Hi Tim,

    Many thanks fgor your work in Sylhet. Did you know that 90% of British Bengalis are from Sylhet (over 250,000 ppl)? Sylhet has a huge connection to Britain and Europe. If you wish to go shopping the biggest centres are Zinda Bazaar and Al-Hambra Market in sylhet. Good luck.

  4. 4 Dipankar August 22, 2008 at 9:05 am

    beautiful picture , as I haven’t been to Bangladesh but come to know from my parents that the country is beautiful and one cannot match its beauty with any parts of the world , definitely I will se bangladesh as a prosperous cuntry in this subcontinent , my best regards and salute to that country. ‘AMAR SONAR BANGLA AMI TOMAI BHALOBASHI’

  5. 5 pinu November 25, 2008 at 2:43 pm

    Hi Tim,

    An American Bangladeshi here in New York—ex-St Joseph’s, Notre Dame, Dulwich College—spent years in the UK..however, the lungi/paratha Ma’s curry bit I miss, and I was in Sreemangal years ago..thanks for the nice site–I will send this to friends all over. Please write and have your friends write if I can help with anything. I’m off to Japan in January–tanoshimi desu !

    Pinu copinu@yahoo.com

  6. 6 Mahbub December 3, 2008 at 2:18 pm

    Hi Tim,

    A bamboo bridge photo you published that is situated in near my house. lots of time i spend there. but i want to that how u caught this picture? Actually when i have seen this picture i was feeling so happy. Great works. thanks

  7. 7 Mahbub December 3, 2008 at 2:21 pm

    Hi Tim

    I want to know about you please. If u can then contact with me. my email ID is amelmahbub07@hotmail.com

  8. 9 tanvir May 6, 2009 at 9:46 am

    nice picture you’ve taken hope you have pleasent time.sylhet is the best place in bangladesh

  9. 10 Broong-o-nidas January 17, 2010 at 5:49 am

    GHi Tim,

    I m a medicine practitioner and very recently i got an offer to work in dhaka bangladesh i have been searching on internet to get to know Bangladesh, and i found this i really appreciate ur work and i m glad to see the Bangoli Beauty.
    i m sure i will enjoy staying there i m going to bangladesh on 3 or 4 feb 2010
    my email is jack4kate@hotmail.com
    please do contact me

  10. 11 mafuz October 7, 2010 at 5:23 pm

    nice picture.i love my country.wish i was there all da time

  11. 12 Ashik May 23, 2011 at 4:34 am

    Bangladeshi countryside is very beautiful. The entire country is like a well-created park. Its a pity that the world knows little about us.

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