I still have a few conch shells and pebbles I had picked up from beaches of Goa when I went there as a teenager. There was no Konkan Rail at that time and so no Konkan Ghat stunning scenic beauty on our way to Goa from Mumbai. But I remember being surrounded in the mist of ocean while coming back at night by bus.
Through these random images I hope you get the whole picture of Goa- today and history as well as architecture. The Portuguese encounter in Goa has ensured uniqueness in culture and architecture.
raj angan (courtyard)
This is a traditional Hindu courtyard surrounded by a colonnaded gallery called ‘chouki’.
velha Goa-old Goa
the Portuguese lady by famous Goan artist Mario Miranda
fishermen @ Zuari river Goa
Loyola Furtado house
Mascarenhas house-Anjuna, sketch by Helder Carita
a mansion in Goa
St Francis church of Assisi
a temple on wooden wheels
Bascillica of born Jesus
a holiday home
decor with oyster shell
council chair cadeira de barcos
Machila-the means of transport in olden days. Four hefty men singing songs carried people to and fro on this machila.
folk dance of Goa-painting
China mosaic flooring
Chinese exports from Macao created a taste for China.It is rumoured that a substantial portion arrived as ballast used on Ships. Once the craze set in,broken pottery and pottery intentionally broken were used as flooring in prime areas of the Mansions.
(Gillian this is for you especially, Enjoy till you visit personally)