12/1/2006--Kolkata (Calcutta), India..Main staircase in the Tagore Castle on P.K. Tagore Street. The building has been heavily modified and only bare traces of its past now remain. The influence of European style architecture can be seen in the house of Jatindra Mohan Tagore. Called "Tagore Castle", this house (built between 1800 and 1850) looks like a castle, complete with turrets right in the heart of the city. The building has been heavily modified to become an almost 'Frankenstein' building and only bare traces of its past now remain and is occupied by dozens of different tenants...The Tagore's were major patrons of European art and this palatial home, the Tagore Castle, had a major collection of European paintings. The Tagore family, with over three hundred years of history, has been one of the leading families of Kolkata, and is regarded as a key influence during the Bengal Renaissance. ..Photograph By Stuart Isett.All photographs ©2006 Stuart Isett.All rights reserved.