Tag Archives: Mandovi

Three’s company. This is the next installment of Panjim Promenade, our series on the heritage of Panjim. The concrete span across River Mandovi seen in the first two photos below is really two bridges. The original bridge, built in the 1970s, collapsed in 1986. The main reason for failure was determined to be “corrosion of […]

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Historic church in a magical setting. The Church of Mãe de Deus (Mother of God) in Pomburpa is among the oldest in Goa. Founded in 1590, it hews to the Mannerist Neo-Roman style. The church is seen here from the island of Chorão; they are separated by a tributary of the Mandovi river (although you […]

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A visit to the island of Divar entails taking the ferry across the River Mandovi. See an earlier post for a heroic crossing. Vignettes from this evening –         PS: I am currently flying blind as the calibration of my Macbook Pro monitor is suspect.    

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The village of Reis Magos in Goa‘s Bardez taluka is exquisitely located on the waterline across the bay from Panjim, and is named after the three biblical Magi Kings. Among its treasures are the eponymous church and fort. The beautiful Church of Reis Magos, built in 1555, is among Goa‘s oldest. Symbols in bas relief […]

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December is a festive time in the historic village of Old Goa, now a World Heritage site. Sé Cathedral was elevated to the rank of a cathedral in 1533, and the final structure was completed in 1619. It is the largest church in India. The second image below was taken from the hill at the […]

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