Gritty stock photo of the Streets of Kolkata. Ancient British Colonial buildings remnants of the British Raj or British Empire in India still stand proud on the streets of Kolkata. This West Bengal city of Kolkata previously known as Calcutta. An Indian City full of Colonial treasures many unfortunately falling in to disrepair, these buildings are still home to ground floor stores and residential apartments. Part of India’s heritage which if not maintained could be lost forever in its rise to modernism at the expense of history and its beautiful architecture.