India Travel Sketches © Reinhard Kleist
Kolkata (formerly: Calcutta) is the capital of the Indian state of West Bengal. Founded as a trading post for the British East India Company, Kolkata was the capital of British India from 1773 to 1911. Today, it is valued for its great colonial architecture, art galleries and cultural festivals.
Pink City: Jaipur owes its nickname to the reddish-colored facades of its most important buildings. The capital of the Indian state of Rajasthan fascinates with unique buildings such as the Amber Fort and the Palace of the Winds.
Barbara Buchholz in conversation about "Travel Sketches India"
The local Goethe-Institut sent me through the city with two employees, and I was asked to sit down and draw somewhere and they took photos of me. That was a little absurd, because for me drawing is actually about observing and not being the centre of attention."