Street Shave in Calcutta

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Street Shave in Calcutta

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Spotted this picture of a gentleman receiving a shave on the street in Calcutta today which I thought might be of interest. Second picture down after the link.

http://theonlinephotographer.typepad.co ... .html#more

Picture by Peter Turnley.
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Funny, I was looking at those this morning, and thought I'd probably have the same look on my face if I had to be shaved squatting in the street!

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Those are amazing photos.
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I'd love to be able to do that - my knees just wouldn't co-operate. . . :lol:
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There is a Michael Palin travelogue, I think it is in Full Circle, where he gets a straight razor shave in India (I can't remember if it is in Calcutta, but it might be). The barber is set up for business under a tree in the middle of a park. The best part, though, is that the barber is blind!
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ichabod wrote:I'd love to be able to do that - my knees just wouldn't co-operate. . . :lol:
The very same thought crossed my mind... I'd probably topple over backward before the first pass was complete!

I couldn't help wandering whether any soap was used - can see some on the barbers other hand I think, perhaps he is just doing a final "polishing" pass.
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Post by Magic learner »

here is a photo that I have posted before from my last trip


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A taboret please :)
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