Tag Archives: Old Goa

Noise or Nature?

When you have friends down from Mumbai for the weekend, the first question is where do you head to? I like to pose this question to them each time: Noise or Nature? (and hope the answer will be the latter)! Once again the vote was for nature, and we headed to the Monte at Old Goa. There I captured this breathtaking sunset.

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The Monte – Chapel on the Hill

When you run out of ideas for a weekend trip… there is nothing like a quiet evening.

It was time for a fresh perspective and I headed for the 16th century chapel on the mount at Old Goa.
The chapel is picturesquely located atop a tiny hillock.
With it numerous arches and buttresses there is no end to the creative photography.
The chapel commands a breathtaking view. The surrounding hills, the tributaries of the Mandovi river snaking their way around the islands of Divar and Chorao.
This place is also home to a number of birds and rare wild flowers.
Was lucky to get this picture of this kite/eagle taking twigs to its future home.
A panoramic view of Old Goa, with its major historical sites of the St. Augustine tower, the Se Cathedral and St Cajetan church (Left to right)
There is one word to describe this place… Fresh!

When you run out of ideas for a weekend trip… there is nothing like a quiet evening.

It was time for a fresh perspective and I headed for the 16th century chapel on the mount at Old Goa.

Chapel of Our Lady of the Mount

Chapel of Our Lady of the Mount

The chapel is picturesquely located atop a tiny hillock.

Green arches

Green arches

There's more

There's more

With it numerous arches and buttresses there is no end to the creative photography.

Inside out

Inside out

Snakes and ladders

Snakes and ladders

The chapel commands a breathtaking view. The surrounding hills, the tributaries of the Mandovi river snaking their way around the islands of Divar and Chorao.

Work in progress

Work in progress

This place is also home to a number of birds and rare wild flowers.

Home is where the twigs go

Home is where the twigs go

Was lucky to get this picture of this kite/eagle taking twigs to its future home.

Holy pan

Holy Pan

[Click the panorama for a larger view]

A panoramic view of Old Goa, with its major historical sites of the St. Augustine tower, the Se Cathedral and St Cajetan church (Left to right)

There is one word to describe this place… Fresh!

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