Countdown to 2021-27

I can now start counting the days to New Year. The traditional New Years fireworks have been cancelled due to Covid-19, but we have not shot them anyways, we have seen the ones our town fires, but I can live without them. I will post some photos from the past years. Not my specialty , but they are my humble attempt from 2016.

We celebrated New Year 2016 in India, Goa. There were so many people on the beach with us… so many. Many of them had never seen the ocean before…we also participated in the tradition of sending fire balloons or are they sky lanterns into the sky. It was a New Year Celebration like no other.

I will be posting new and old photos somehow related to winter, Christmas and eventually anticipation of new year. My aim is to take one new photo a day, but not going to stress over it, if I don’t come up with anything.

Would you like to join us? Join in with this title and link it to my page.

Old edits – The Ruins

The Ruins of the Church of St. Augustine in Old Goa

The Ruins of the Church of St. Augustine in Old Goa

Old Edits -Colorful shore

Chapora river morning (30 of 68)

In my memories I am Still at Chapora river in India. the colorful houses, boats, they fit. Here in Finland I think these colors look too bright, vibrant,  but over there…just perfect. I took so many photos of these fishing boat. Most likely you will be, enough is enough.Chapora river morning (31 of 68)Chapora river morning (29 of 68)

Old Edits – Beautiful light

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Old Edits – Good morning

We took a ride on a river boat on Chapora river in India.
After having slept in a nice cabin, in the morning i woke to find the crew sleeping on the floor.Chapora river morning (9 of 68)

Panjim , Goa

Most of my photos are about the locals, the way of life there. I found that there were not so many sights to see there. The difference is so vast that it left an impression. The colors, the strong sun, poverty and skooters and cars and that there was so many people everywhere.

Old house

This house was next to the St. Augustine Ruins, and it spoke out to me, I found this house so appealing even though it is run down, maybe that is half of the appeal.

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Ruins of St Augustine (34 of 36)

Ad’s seen on the streets of Goa

If you have time, so have a cloer look at these ad, posters we saw at Goa. Some are very nice – old time like the Gold smith sign. So well – raise few questions.

Street Photography

This is not the usual  photos from trips, as  we lived in midst the local and the reality of the local lives was so visible. Poverty could be touched. So mostly my photos from this trip are street photagraphy. Documentation of what we saw …

Local food market

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These are taken in Goa at a local food market,everything is fresh, but something can be said abour hygiene. I for one prefer the ones we have back home. I do have to say this place is so much more interesting than our local super market if taking photos.

Chapel of St. Francis Xavier Church

Here are some photos of life outside the churches and interior photos, angels and such…
Churches of Old Goa (89 of 125)

One more church to show- this was under renevation – Chapel of St. Francis Xavier church
Churches of Old Goa (97 of 125)

Night time

Chapora River (173)

I do love boats, sunsets, reflections, colors and I like this photo.It has all those things in it.

Churches of Old Goa

The Churches and Convents at Velha (Old) Goa owe their existence to the Portugueserule in thispart of the western coast of India.The most comprehensive group of 
churches and cathedrals built during 16th to 17th century AD 
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Churches of Old Goa (47 of 125)

Searching for the

as we slided smoothly on the river that is known for it crocodile we kept lookeng at the river banks to see on an hopefully capture on. We saw three, but only one I was able o get on film. Not the best of picture, still. As we were loooking for the crocodiles, I did take lots of nice green shots of trees and reflections. well at least I like to think so…

Life at the river

As you can see lots of small boat on the river, local fishermen. You could see some people on the banks too. on hour the light made the water look green and when heaging back to the dock it was blue. The light is quite amazing

Small boats

As you can assume as we are on the river, there is bound to be boats of all kinds there, and I took photos of them. I loved how the morning light showed beautiful color reflections on the water
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