Monthly Archives: February 2010

Forbidden Fruit

The forbidden fruit does taste sweeter!

With 5 minutes left for a nuptial mass to begin at a friend’s wedding, I could not resist sneaking my camera out of its case and swiping off a few shots of the church. I call it ‘a new level’ of photography 😉

And what resulted was a decently seamless panorama.

Immaculate Conception Church - Moira

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About the Church: Originally built in 1636, this church underwent many renovations. It has an imposing facade with a central false dome. The bell of the church originally came from the seminary church of the Jesuit College of St Solhe at Monte Santo in Old Goa. The Church is built in the Rococo period and style

Photo-footnote:

After a bit of deliberation, I thought of adding a pic of the facade of the church too. Enjoy!

Facade of the Moira Church

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Valentine’s Gift ideas for teachers!

A humorous cartoon I came across out here

Monte & Music

The Chapel on the Mount, came alive this weekend with its annual 3-day music festival. The first day that I attended attempted to harmonize Indian classical and Western classical forms of music.

Monte Music Festival 2010

I see the Monte as offering a double-treat. There’s music for those who love melodies, and the backdrop for the sunset performances at the venue makes it a treat for photographers!

Sunset backdrop

Day 1: Guitar-Sitar fusion

Performances are staged in the chapel and in the courtyard. The first day displayed a fusion between the guitar (Manuel Leao) and sitar (Ustad Chhote Rahimat Khan)

Manuel Leao

That’s Manuel Leao, who humorously said, even if the audience didn’t have a good time, the mosquitoes sure did!

Monte Chapel Panorama

This was followed by a mesmerizing violin and piano recital by Pheroze Mistri and Delia Varga inside the chapel.

Light effects

The leaves would not have been as green without the clever light effects 😉

And here is the brochure for those who might want to read more