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Monsoon Bliss in Chorão

This is a continuation of the Monsoon in Goa – 2010 Edition theme.

These photographs were shot over two consecutive rain-soaked days in the idyll that is the island of Chorão, also known as Chodna or Chodan. My forbears came from this part of Goa, and were impelled to move out after the sacking of the village and the Hindu temples by the Portuguese in the 16th C.

The final photograph in the series below was taken in the face of an intense rainstorm advancing in my direction. Seconds later I had to dive into my car. These are moments to live for.

St Bartholomew church in Chorao

St Bartholomew church, Chorão (1569)
5D Mark II, 24-105L

Cross in Chorao

The lone sentinel on a dark monsoon morning
5D Mark II, 70-100L f/2.8 IS II

Saude chapel in Chorao

Nossa Senhora de Saúde chapel
5D Mark II, TS-E 24L II

Pomburpa church seen from Chorao

Mae de Deus church of Pomburpa seen from Chorão
5D Mark II, 70-200L f/2.8 IS II

In Chorao

Advancing rainstorm (Pomburpa church is seen to the left)
5D Mark II, 24-105L

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