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Out and About in Old Goa

Lucky for me Bridget had to run some errands in Goa and I got to tag-a-long. She had designed quite a few large structures for the multiple days of wedding festivities and there were details to look over at the production company’s warehouse. I marveled at the heat and how production carried on despite how sweltering it was. Take note, no air conditioning.

The Goan streets were even more alive during the day. More scooters, more people, more buses, and even the famous cows. Some moments on the narrow, frenzied streets left me gasping aloud, “Wow!” More exhilarating than any roller coaster I’ve been on in a while.

Bridget needed to pick up candles made by the nuns at a convent across the street from Se Cathedral, the largest church in India. I love the sense of history found in other countries. Se Cathedral was begun in 1562 and completed in 1619. The second tower collapsed in 1776, when America was just beginning. We toured the beautiful Cathedral before visiting hours at the convent and quickly ran through The Basilica Bom Jesus across the street. I was as much a novelty with my fair skin as I found the beautiful Indians in their opulently-bright clothing. Children ran up to me asking to take my photo in groups, their wide-beamed smiles all aglow.

Last stop was to check on the cement urns Bridget designed and had fabricated by a local cement-works company. Right off the side of a highway we stopped at the cement-works and watched them mix and mold cement which marks everything in Goa including mile markers and road signs. The urns were looking beautiful and the festivities were beginning to have a real presence!

IMG_6000IMG_6001IMG_6012Crosscraft Production Company.IMG_6015IMG_6016IMG_6017IMG_6019IMG_6022IMG_6025Screen Shot 2013-05-29 at 2.53.53 PMIMG_6027IMG_6033IMG_6042Nothing like a Coke in the heat.IMG_6044Se Cathedral.IMG_6048IMG_6049IMG_6052IMG_6053IMG_6054IMG_6055IMG_6057IMG_6058IMG_6059IMG_6060IMG_6061IMG_6063IMG_6064IMG_6066IMG_6067IMG_6068Adam and Eve in Se Cathedral.IMG_6069IMG_6070IMG_6072IMG_6073IMG_6094IMG_6074IMG_6077IMG_6081IMG_6082IMG_6083IMG_6084IMG_6085IMG_6086IMG_6089IMG_6091IMG_6092IMG_6093IMG_6098IMG_6100IMG_6101IMG_6103IMG_6104IMG_6105IMG_6106IMG_6107Screen Shot 2013-05-29 at 2.55.22 PM Bridget took this photo of one of the nuns holding a large candle.
Screen Shot 2013-05-29 at 2.54.41 PMOutside the Basilica Bom Jesus where I was a novelty.IMG_6112IMG_6110IMG_6113Bridget’s urns looking great!
Screen Shot 2013-05-29 at 2.55.09 PMLove this shot Bridget took of the cement-workers at work.

This entry was published on June 2, 2013 at 7:51 am. It’s filed under Out and About in Old Goa and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

3 thoughts on “Out and About in Old Goa

  1. Beautiful photographs which make me sorry I’m not there.

  2. botanicart on said:

    Beautiful!!!! Now I am ready to see the pictures of the festivities!!!! 🙂

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