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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.     […]

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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,” […]

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Mark your calendar. At the intersection of Castro and Mercy streets in downtown Mountain View, my home the past 25 years, is buried a time capsule. It was planted inside a custom-designed manhole in 1990 to be unearthed in 100 years. “Among the contents are menus from a variety of downtown restaurants, a video on […]

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