Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Portuguese Architecture


Church of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception (1541)
Panjim (Goa), India

16 comments:

Pagan Sphinx said...

Beautiful and in India, yet.

DeeBee L. said...

Very Portuguese style, looks like lace! Superb!

Jacob and Lois Anne said...

I'm almost speechless. I wouldn't expect to find this in Goa, even though I know there's a Roman Catholic presence in India. Interesting to me that the church has, at least to me, various features of Indian temples. Certainly is beautiful and what a great photo!

Re your comment on Colorado. I don't think the conductor was laughing at one of my jokes. She pointed at me and started laughing uproariously leading me to think perhaps I was the joke!!!

Just kidding. She did have a great sense of humor, though.

Fabien said...

Jolie photo, écrasée de soleil

magda said...

Magnificent church and your photo, excellent !!!!
I was not expecting to be in India ... It was surprising to me.
Greetings

Sylvia K said...

Love the all white! Gorgeous capture!! Such a beautiful Church! Have a lovely evening, JM!

Sylvia

JM said...

Jacob and Magda:
Goa was part of the Portuguese India for about 450 years, until 1961. Actually this small state is 'full' of portuguese churches, maybe the most impressive is the Basilica but I find this one prettier.

Photo Cache said...

very impressive and so white.

Barb said...

beautiful and I was surprised it's in India....Barb

Siddhartha Joshi said...

I love this church too :)

Its weird how India has so much Portuguese influence and yet now most would not even know about the place!

ladyfi said...

A superb shot!

Cezar and Léia said...

Inacreditável, arquitetura portuguesa na India! :)
Linda foto!
Léia

Regina said...

Stunning and marvelous church!

Steven (Cavite DP) said...

Wow! This is in fact very Portuguese and it is in India! Great Composition JM! You captured not just its beauty but also emphasized on its vastness!

Thank you so much for dropping by again on my Blog and your Condolences. It's really nice to have friends like you here in the Blogging world! I hope to see you again in my Blog and I will forever be watching your Travelling Blog :D

Small City Scenes said...

Wonderful shot. seattle has a Immaculate Conceotion Church and School but it doesn't look like this. Beautiful. MB

Sailor said...

I went through most of your pictures. I am really impressed that you visited Goa, my original state.