India in Black and White – Part 3

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The Goan capital of Panjim held a sort of gently decaying old world charm, perfect for a few days change from beach life.

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Small alleys with old buildings, a white cathedral against deep blue sky.

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And oh so many details to record; from wooden doors to crumbling facades, small shrines to peeling ads on walls… it was all here.

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The textures wrought by moisture, heat and rampant fauna on the walls really caught my eye.

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By all accounts, the old part of town was a thoroughly relaxed and uncrowded place – especially by Indian city standards. The little hustle and bustle confined itself to one major street and mostly at rush hour when a sizeable portion of the people working in the city headed back out to their homes.

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A perfect little gem of a guesthouse rounded off our enjoyable time in the city, with the best restaurant of our trip being the cherry on the cake (if you’re ever headed to Panjim and don’t mind literally rubbing elbows while enjoying delicious food, head to the Ritz Classic restaurant).