Open-air sunrise mass.

The annual festa of the Church of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception in Panjim was celebrated today beginning with mass at sunrise.

Some of the design features of the stairway of this 1541 church are shared by the Bom Jesus do Monte in Braga, Portugal.

Last years’ photos are here.

Church Square, Panjim

Church Square
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Sunrise mass, Panjim, Goa

Sunrise mass
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Rosita Pereira, Panjim

Flower seller Rosita Pereira
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Rajan Parrikar, Panjim, Goa

Your friendly photographer in ‘action’
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Photo by: Veena Parrikar


Iberian influences.

Panjim, the capital city of Goa and my birthplace – once among the most beautiful towns in the world. It took India less than 50 years to turn it to dreck. Noticing India’s corrosive effect is, of course, crimethink in these parts, and those Goans who do the noticing risk being called “anti-national,” “Portuguese bootlickers,” and worse, by the super patriots.

Seen on my morning walks, some of the surviving ‘objects’ of the vintage Panjim of my young days.

Clube Naçional, Panjim, Goa

Windows – Clube Naçional (notice the decorative rooster on the roof)
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People's High School building, Panjim, Goa

Old People’s High School building (today an Art gallery)
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Street art, Panjim, Goa

Street art
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All my posts on Panjim are archived here.


Hung out to dry.

Seen yesterday in Bombay from a moving car.

Building façade in Mumbai, India

Brutalist laundry wall, Bombay
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  • Jono - November 30, 2018 - 1:21 am

    From a moving car? That is impressive in itself!ReplyCancel

  • Ajay - November 19, 2018 - 2:05 pm

    Fruits of socialism.
    Also, people on 8’th floor living in fear of burglary (the ugly window grills)…ReplyCancel