Memories associated with the photo.
Satsvarupa: On February 22, 1976, three hundred fifty devotees arrived on a Boeing 747 Air-India jet at Dumdum Airport in Calcutta. The special flight, all devotees, had flown from Los Angeles to New York to London, picking up more devotees at each stop. As it was the first landing of a 747 in Calcutta, the mayor, local militia, leading Air-India dignitaries, and media people were on hand to greet the historic flight. One of the devotees told a reporter that the Boeing 747's coming from the West to Calcutta was the mercy of Lord Caitanya and Srila Prabhupada. Ten busloads of devotees then rode to Mayapur. This is the picture inside Boeing 747 with devotees doing kirtan on a flight.
Reference: Srila Prabhupada Lilamrta Volume 6 – Satsvarupa Dasa Goswami
Babhru Dasa: This Picture is at Magic Island, Ala Moana Park, Honolulu, Hawaii, January 1974, and it is interesting that the water at the shore is below their knees, and at the horizon above the waist. In the picture, Srila Prabhupada in the center, right to him is Bali Mardan Dasa, and left to Srila Prabhupada is Satsvarupa, the personal secretary of Srila Prabhupada. In front of Srila Prabhupada is Sudama standing with his danda. Next to Srila Prabhupada is Nitai and rear behind is Jayasri Dasi.
Reference: Facebook post of Babhru Dasa
Kurma Dasa: Sydney's picturesque Botanic Gardens ranked amongst the world's oldest, and encompassed an area of over 30 hectares. The Lower Gardens adjoined the Sydney Harbour. Their ponds, shaded groves, flower beds and extensive lawns dotted with exotic palms seemed an ideal venue for Prabhupada's morning walk.
The lights of the North Shore twinkled in the distance. A slight, chill breeze blew, and the occasional light of a silent ferry could be seen gliding across the bay. Magpies warbled their morning melody - a discordant pan-pipe tune. Kookaburras laughed on a distant tree; early morning commuter traffic rumbled in the distance. A white ibis stood silhouetted against the water as the tangerine-colored sky reflected on the smooth dark gloss of the Harbour.
Prabhupada reached the Sydney Opera House, nearing completion for its gala opening. The building - with its striking design resembling the white sails of a ship or the shell of an exotic marine creature perched by the harbor - reflected the morning light. Prabhupada and the devotees followed the path as it turned back on itself, past Government House and the towering Sydney Harbour Bridge. Prabhupada stopped, pointing at the bridge. "This is a famous bridge."
"Yes, Srila Prabhupada," a devotee answered. "When it was built it was famous for being the world's largest steel arch." Prabhupada appeared not so impressed. "Hmm. I have seen bigger," he said and resumed walking.
Reference: A Great Transcendental Adventure - Kurma Dasa, Chapter - 6 and Picture: www.trip.com
Vedavyasa Dasa: For Friday evening and Saturday evening, the devotees had rented a hall in the Krasnapolski Hotel, near the Dam, the central square in Amsterdam. In the photo, Srila Prabhupada arriving in the Krasnapolski Hotel Hall, behind Srila Prabhupada is his personal secretary Shyamasundara Dasa and Revatinandana Dasa.
Prthu Dasa: To attract people to Srila Prabhupada's lecture, Hamsaduta and Revatinandana Swami led a huge harinama through the center of Amsterdam and around Dam Square, and when they arrived at the hall, an immense crowd of hippies was following them. The kirtana continued onstage for a good while, until Prabhupada came and sat on the vyasasana. He took his karatalas and chanted Jaya Radha-Madhava, but after the pranama prayers he called over Hamsaduta, exchanged a few words with him, and got up and left.
Hamsaduta told us that Srila Prabhupada had said these people were useless. Best was just to have kirtana and give them prasadam; there was no use discussing philosophy - they were all intoxicated. So we had a festival program with nonstop kirtana and distributed hundreds of plates of prasadam.
Reference: Srila Prabhupada and his Disciples in Germany, Chapter 10: The Amsterdam Mess