Mancurado – King of Kings

Goa’s mango supremacy.

‘Tis the mango season in India and speaking of mangoes, no cultivar comes within driving distance of Goa‘s Mancurado. The Mancurado reigns supreme in Mangostan, nonpareil in both taste and appearance. The rest of India has to make do with the inferior Alphonso and other mongrel varieties.

This isn’t an empty boast. I turn to Vivek Menezes to make the case.

Mancurado mango in Goa

The Mancurado of Goa
5D, 85L II

 
Mancurado mangoes in Goa

Fresh pickings
5D, 24-105L

 
Harvesting mangoes in Goa

Harvest time – in Agarvado, Goa
5D, 24-105L

 
 
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Colours of Þeistareykir

Earth cooked.

The patterns and hues of the Þeistareykir geothermal field in North Iceland are best appreciated from a drone’s perspective. A short video follows the images.

See this column for some lore and much more.

Note: Þ is phonetically the “Th” in “Thor.” Þeistareykir is pronounced Thay-staa-ray-kirr.

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Þeistareykir, Iceland

Þeistareykir, Iceland
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Mornin’ in Chorão

A sanctuary for birds and humans.

Scenes of a serene morning in Chorão, Goa. The island’s estuarine habitat with its mangroves is rich in wildlife and is a designated bird sanctuary.

Check out the video short at the end of this post.

Aside: Chorão was the home of the Parrikars before their dislocation to Parra following the sacking of the village by the Portuguese.

Mangroves of Chorão, Goa

Early morning light – Chorão, Goa
DJI Phantom 4

 
Mangroves of Chorão across River Mandovi, Goa

Ferry to Chorão on River Mandovi
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