Monthly Archives: September 2012

Greetings to all on the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi. It is one of the major festivals in Goa and this year the celebrations fall on September 18 through 20. The heavily forested taluka of Sattari in Goa‘s northeast holds some of the most remarkable surprises. This ancient image of Ganesha, embraced by the roots of […]

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The façade of Solar dos Monteiros presents a striking sight to anyone driving across Salcette in south Goa. This handsome house is set by the main road in the village of Assolna. Solar is Portuguese for manor. I was in the area last month and on a lark walked up and knocked on the door. […]

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Sunset in an alien world. This July we had the unforgettable experience of finding ourselves in the middle of the Icelandic Highlands in the middle of the night. At this hour and at this latitude the quality of light coming in at a low angle is unreal. Throw in a bleak, desolate landscape and you […]

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Today we call on the Vetal of Netravali, a remote village in Goa‘s forested southeast corner. The shrine is even further removed from the village but is well worth a visit, for the subject here cuts an imposing presence. In these rural pockets vestiges of ancient ways of life are still sensed. See this post […]

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