Mood in Goa’s capital.
Vignettes collected in Panjim over the past couple of days. All images taken with the iPhone 14 Pro.
The Panjim collection.
Street vendors of traditional lamps on the eve of Diwali, the Hindu Festival of Lights. (Siri claims the lamps in the first image below are Venus flytraps.)
Following a late torrential downpour the other evening, the new Mandovi Bridge was bathed in spectacular light.
Tea drinking is serious business in Goa. In these parts, we like to drink it out of the saucer. The practice is quite old. Thomas Jefferson did it, as did Rabindranath Tagore.
These photos again pull me softly to one of my dearest places in the earth, Goa. Panjim… whenever i am in Goa, i used to search for, and pass by the titbits of live moments like this from Goan life. Goa is still beautiful, keeping its characteristic rustic charm. Thank you for these lovely captures sir. Cafe Aram became our favorite morning tea spot for last few years..ha ha ha…Thank.
Sarmila – good to hear of your discovery of Café Aram.
Rajan , the Panjim we live today indicates the lack of culture , history and love for the past. No accountability for the destruction because there is no love for the past that should have been maintained . I shall cherish these photos always
Thank you, Fernando-bab. I share your concern & disappointment.
Rajanbab you brought memories and ‘saudade” and the feeling my Panjim is changing. The bridge is spectacular.
Antonio-bab: Thank you, and wonderful to hear that the images evoked that feeling.
Lovely vignettes, Rajan. The consumption of that tea (or “chhaa,” as we say in Dharwad) needs to be accompanied by a considerably audible slurping sound, else it simply doesn’t taste as good. Or authentic. 🙂
Nachi – yes, indeed. No fun without the slurp.
A nice insight into a culture we Westerners rarely get to see Rajan! The bridge is indeed bathed in beautiful light! Well done!
Dan – great to hear from you.
Beautiful glimpses of distant past that made Goa unique. Thank you!
Thank you, Prof. John-bab.