Ruins of Nossa Senhora de Saúde

The Church of Nossa Senhora de Saúde (Our Lady of Health) in the village of Sancoale, Goa, was built in 1606 and destroyed in a fire in 1834. All that remains today is the shell of its façade. It enjoys a delightful setting by the Zuari river, and the ruins provide clues to what must have been a magnificent edifice.

I photographed the site several times over a number of years. The first image below was taken handheld on a dark monsoon morning from the bridge across the Zuari river.

Nossa Senhora de Saúde at Sancoale, Goa

Nossa Senhora de Saúde at Sancoale, Goa
5D, 300L f/4 IS

 
First rays of the rising sun

First rays of the rising sun
5D, 300L f/4 IS

 
The shell

The remains
5D Mark II, TS-E 24L II

 
The ruins

Ruins of Nossa Senhora de Saúde
5D Mark II, Zeiss ZE 50 f/2 MP

 
Frontispiece

Frontispiece
5D, 24-105L

 
 
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  • adrian barreto - November 23, 2013 - 9:38 am

    A thing of the past standing tall in present times..thank you Rajan for a closer view of the facade.ReplyCancel

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