Sketching Goa: Part 5

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. old_goa_bom_jesusThe Se Cathedral nearby, a large whitewashed complex begged to be drawn without my usual black pen lines.
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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.
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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.
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Besides temples and churches, there are little shrines all over.
This is a small orange-domed shrine in the shadow of a huge fort.
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And this little chapel is wedged on the side of a road near the main post office in Panjim.
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About Suhita Shirodkar

obsessive-sketcher. graphic designer.
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5 Responses to Sketching Goa: Part 5

  1. Gabriella says:

    I continue to really enjoy your sketches and explanations. Thank you.

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  2. Miú says:

    Beautiful sketches, Suhita! And I love the Basílica do Bom Jesus. But that’s no surprise… I’m Portuguese!

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  3. sunshine1950 says:

    love your sketches so colorful and vi
    berant thank you

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  4. Beautiful paintings!

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  5. Watercolour is a beautiful medium

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