From the era of real books.

The historic Central Library (established in 1832) was one of Panjim‘s treasures, a vital resource to the city’s intellectual life. The Library was fortunate to have attracted an enthusiastic staff, proud of its workplace and sensitive to the needs of its users. I say “was” because this Library, then located in a beautiful heritage building in the centre of town, has now moved to a concrete monstrosity of Third World build quality on the outskirts of the city. The barbarians have taken over.

Central Library in Panjim, Goa

5D, 24-105L

Central Library in Panjim, Goa

Reading Room, Old Central Library in Panjim, Goa
5D, 24-105L

  • Vivek - March 13, 2015 - 1:02 pm

    Yes this was cool place with old structure. I spend lots of time there.
    Any idea whats is there now?


  • jc - March 13, 2015 - 8:10 am

    Thank you for that, dear Rajanbab. It was indeed a very peaceful place to read. Unfortunately, the concrete monstrosity has taken over. Ah Well! What is New?ReplyCancel

  • Murari Venkataraman - March 13, 2015 - 2:55 am

    The old location I believe was in the Menezes Braganza Institute. It had a children’s section off to the side. I spent many a morning there during my school holidays (back in the early ’70s). My mother would drop me off there when she went to work and pick me up on her way back.ReplyCancel

Tour de force in optical design.

Canon‘s new ultra wide angle 11-24mm zoom lens is big and heavy.

Ganesha at 11mm

Ganesha at 11mm
5D Mark III, 11-24L

Ganesha at 24mm

Ganesha at 24mm
5D Mark III, 11-24L

Canon EF 11-24mm L f/4 lens

Canon EF 11-24mm f/4 L
iPhone 6

  • jc - March 10, 2015 - 2:23 pm

    Most Excellent, dear Rajanbab.
    Your pics are most exquisite.
    And, while the camera helps
    I still believe it is the individual manning the camera who produces such brilliance

    Thank you for sharing

  • Sanjeev - March 10, 2015 - 1:05 pm

    Mean looking glass monster !

    congratulations on the aquisition, right out of the oven (?)ReplyCancel

Only in Silicon Valley.

Seen today on my evening stroll in Shoreline Park in Mountain View, California. Beyond the lake in the distance is the Google campus and Google bikes are the conveyance of choice for Googlers.

Google Bike, Shoreline Park, Mountain View

Google Bike
iPhone 6

  • Thomas Pindelski - March 10, 2015 - 1:54 am

    A masterpiece of modern surrealism, worthy of Egglestone.ReplyCancel

Skógafoss revisited.

The iconic waterfall in south Iceland seen through a long lens from a different vantage point. For a more conventional view, see my earlier post.

Skógafoss waterfall, Iceland

5D Mark III, 100-400L IS

  • Sanjeev - March 10, 2015 - 1:22 pm

    Surreal !

    I can see that you were not travelling light :-)ReplyCancel