Ash Wednesday, Icelandic edition. On this day, kids in Iceland dress up in costumes and enter shops seeking candy. Custom requires them to break into song to claim the goodies.
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From the farm to your plate. Before the recent depredations on its land, produce from Goa was among the finest in the world. This is not an empty boast, and that this could be said about so tiny a territory is remarkable. The land for cultivation has now shrunk drastically, replaced by ugly Third World […]
Light that sings. We saw this remarkable scene today morning in Sinquerim, Goa: aerial prop roots of a Banyan tree singing in the first rays of the rising sun. On a related note, the iPhone XS camera system is a noticeable upgrade over its predecessors, with an improved dynamic range and low light performance. Not […]
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. […]
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,” […]