Next up: Churches, temples and forts.
Old Goa has two grand structures that are so different to sketch: The Basilica of Bom Jesus is a massive baroque structure. It’s warm colored stone is beautiful in the evening light. The Se Cathedral nearby, a large whitewashed complex begged to be drawn without my usual black pen lines.
The temples of Goa are nowhere as massive as the churches. This is my father’s ancestral temple in Mulgao, Goa. I’ve visited on and off since I was a little kid, and the same priest has always presided over it.
This is the lamp tower, outside the temple, a structure that can hold oil lamps and looks lovely all lit up at night.
Here is a man, sitting on a wooden seat that is only barely raised off the ground, in prayer. The couple behind him prepare fruit and flowers for a ceremony to follow in a short while.
Besides temples and churches, there are little shrines all over.
This is a small orange-domed shrine in the shadow of a huge fort.
And this little chapel is wedged on the side of a road near the main post office in Panjim.
I continue to really enjoy your sketches and explanations. Thank you.
Beautiful sketches, Suhita! And I love the Basílica do Bom Jesus. But that’s no surprise… I’m Portuguese!
love your sketches so colorful and vi
berant thank you
Watercolour is a beautiful medium