Narrow ridges lined with palm trees running through paddy fields are a common sight in Goa. Built primarily for access and known as baan in Konkani, they are as old as the fields themselves. The arresting geometry of one such baan in the village of Goa Velha drew me in.
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A salient characteristic of the old temples and churches in Goa is their location – many are ensconced in exquisite surroundings. This shrine in the remote village of Maangaal (also spelled Mangal) in Goa‘s Quepem taluka sits in the middle of a cultivated paddy field. I meandered into this luscious setting on an atmospheric monsoon […]
I am a recent convert to the religion of Zeiss, and my initial experience suggests that I will be keeping the faith for a long time to come. The two Zeiss lenses currently in my bag are the ZE 50mm f/2 Makro Planar and the ZE 100mm f/2 Makro Planar, both manual focus lenses designed […]