This is the second installment in the ongoing series on Panjim, the capital city of Goa. Note that I have chosen to leave what might be considered clutter – hanging wires and so on – in most images of this project in there as is.

In the Latin Quarter

In the Latin Quarter
5D Mark II, TS-E 24L II

 
in Tobacco Square

In Tobacco Square
5D Mark II, Zeiss ZE 50 f/2 MP

 
Pio's Bar, central Panjim

Pio's Bar, central Panjim
5D Mark II, TS-E 24L II

 
Lock love

Lock love
5D Mark II, Zeiss ZE 50 f/2 MP

 

All the earlier posts on Panjim are consolidated here.

 
 
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  • Carmen Miranda - March 19, 2012 - 7:02 am

    Brilliant photography Rajan! Such an inspiration!
    I want to show everyone your photos of Goa to explain my passion for our homeland!

    Brilliant! Thanks for recording these real gems of images from Goa!ReplyCancel

  • Bernardo de Sousa - March 19, 2012 - 3:33 am

    Rajan, this is superb, excellent photography, brings back cherished memories. I am impressed at the elaborate security fixtures on the doors.
    Thanks again
    BernardoReplyCancel

  • Arun - March 18, 2012 - 6:04 pm

    Great series!

    Did you come across any more of the great ironwork window grills or window screens of nacre?ReplyCancel

    • Rajan P. Parrikar - March 18, 2012 - 7:29 pm

      Arun,

      Yes I have more photos of nacre windows. I shall get around to posting them sometime.ReplyCancel

This entry inaugurates a mini project that will be added to the Panjim Promenade file. In this series, I shall assemble images of the doors, windows, and walls of the old houses in Panjim. I like to think of them as windows to the city’s soul. Needless to add, none of the post-1961 rubbish makes the cut.

In Rua de Ourem

Rua de Ourém
5D Mark II, TS-E 24L II

 
In Fontainhas

Latin Quarter
5D Mark II, TS-E 24L II

 
Near General Post Office

Near General Post Office
5D Mark II, Zeiss ZE 50 f/2 MP

 

Notice the azulejos.

'Tea Café' in Fontainhas

'Tea Café' in Fontainhas
5D Mark II, Zeiss ZE 50 f/2 MP

 

Go here for earlier entries of Panjim Promenade.

 
 
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  • Nandkumar Kamat - March 21, 2012 - 7:13 am

    Ever since my birth in Fontainhas, this city is in my blood. Panaji never fails to fascinate me. See the charm during monsoon, from September to November with colourful clouds from Mandovi bridge or from across the river from Verem. An outstanding tribute to city of my birth-Panjim/Panaji. I liked this idea very much. To any anthropologist this work by Dr. Rajanbab would serve as a pictorial objective lesson in capturing and chronicling aesthetic and historical urban elements. Many more deeper photographic essays are required on this beautiful city which is still full of patterns, motifs, symbols…almost all photographs are fit for a beautiful monograph and Dr. Rajanbab should get these in a hard copy…congratulations and we want more….ReplyCancel

  • Thomas Pindelski - March 17, 2012 - 4:23 pm

    Simply splendid and a magnificent historical record of a special place. Very well done.ReplyCancel

Where the earth is still cooking.

Þ is the alphabet “Th” in “Thor.” Þeistareykir is pronounced Thay-sta-ray-kirr.

Þeistareykir, Iceland

Þeistareykir, Iceland
5D Mark II, TS-E 24L II

 
Boiling mud pools

Boiling mud pools
5D Mark II, TS-E 24L II

 
Earth, baked

Earth, baked
5D Mark II, Zeiss ZE 50 f/2 MP

 
 
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  • Bob Duff - May 29, 2012 - 8:46 am

    I have to agree the last image is a winner. I’m going to Iceland shortly. How do I get to this area?ReplyCancel

  • Thomas Pindelski - March 16, 2012 - 8:21 pm

    The last picture is one for the ages, deserving to grace many walls.ReplyCancel

This sequence was shot in Camurlim, a lovely village on the Chapora river in Goa‘s Bardez taluka. Anandibai Fadte (I later asked for her name) was so immersed in her chore that the first two images were taken unbeknown to her.

She draws

She draws
5D Mark II, Zeiss ZE 100 f/2 MP

 
She loads

She loads
5D Mark II, Zeiss ZE 100 f/2 MP

 
And off she goes

And off she goes
5D Mark II, Zeiss ZE 100 f/2 MP

 

Before she left, I encouraged Anandibai to pose for a portrait. These are extremely shy folk, probably never before photographed.

Anandibai Fadte of Camurlim, Goa

Anandibai Fadte of Camurlim, Goa
5D Mark II, ZE Zeiss 100 f/2 MP

 
 
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  • JOANITA SONTAKKE - March 27, 2012 - 6:43 pm

    Hi, I left Goa in 2004, I am surprised to see her filling water from the savno well as they have good water supply now and all are equipped to store water. I guess she is at the Well to get drinking water.. because people still love the taste of Savno well water.
    I miss that taste too because in my childhood in summer we came to this well to take drinking water.
    anyways amazing pics
    JoanitaReplyCancel

  • Con - March 14, 2012 - 7:49 pm

    Dear Rajan,
    Your postings are something I look forward to.
    Always beautiful photos of Goa and its people.
    Thank you
    ConReplyCancel

  • Freddy Agnelo Fernandes - March 14, 2012 - 4:37 am

    Rajan, All your photograps say a lot more than words ould ever say, they are all awesome. The reality is, time and age has still not changed life in some villages, I am fortunate to be from one such village. Even though we have a regular water supply through a pipe line, we use tap water only for wathing, bathing and cleaning, for eating and drinking we “pot” the water from our virgin spring. There is one lady in our village, who even today carries a bottle of spring water with her whereever she goes and does not even drink a cup of tea made from tap water, if she has to spend the whole day, she prefers to remain hungry.ReplyCancel

  • Arun - March 13, 2012 - 10:23 pm

    Great photographs! But sad too, because it is made possible because we can’t lay out pipes and water-supplies. So she has to come to the well and carry pots of water home. 🙁ReplyCancel

    • Rajan P. Parrikar - March 13, 2012 - 10:49 pm

      Arun,

      Good point. I remember her telling me that a new pipeline will soon be laid in her ward.ReplyCancel

  • Thomas Pindelski - March 13, 2012 - 9:25 pm

    ” …. never before photographed”.

    Incredible. Lovely images.ReplyCancel