Sunday, October 6, 2013

Old Goa Historical Monuments etc

Basilica of Bom Jesus





      
    9th Sept. 2014


    read it bigger, click on this link  here
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoaukchurches/3924802852/sizes/l/

    The Basilica of Bom Jesus




    Tourists at Basilica




     

    The Relics

    Sacred body of St. Francis Xavier


     




     


    Fatima Saibinn


     

    Cultural Heritage slogans



     

    Archbishop, priests, feast mass

    With SFX special vestments (Feast of St. Ignatius Loyola, earlier)




     

     

    Prohibited and Regulated Area

    Board


     

    Maintain Silence please

    Don’t photograph persons
    Don't Disturb Religious Services


     

    Dress code / restrictions

    No mini-skirts, open arms etc



     

    Do not light candles


     

    Keep Silence, Mass / Marriage going on


     

    External of Basilica

    Church Fa├žade, walls








    Videos 9.9.14
    Watch in HD or 480p for best quality
    4.5mins
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wsY6Cb14ucM


    2mins
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QEpwhZimIcU


     Pics, videos, Exposition 2014-15 etc
    http://joegoauk.blogspot.in/2014/07/st-francis-xavier-exposition-2014-15.html


     




    St. Cajetan Church
    Towards Divar Ferry






    Pics


    View from the Mount hill / River
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoaukoldgoa/12436386945/in/photostream
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk5/2409250259/




     From the road







     
    Front garden, Lawns





     
    Magnificent Dome



















    Dome external









     Front, facade














    Main Altar dedicated to Oyr Lady of Devine Providence














    Other altars, Chapels









     
    Wooden decorated carved pulpit





     
    ceiling, Choir, gallery














     
    Paintings - Baptism


     
    A deep well in the church
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoaukoldgoa/14470073904/in/photostream/







     
    External, side


     
    Belfry, bell Tower





     
    At the back
    Hold area for  embalmed bodies / coffins of Portuguese waiting for shipment to Portugal
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoaukoldgoa/14470119024/in/photostream/









     
    Brief Description board


     








    Video: St. Caitan Church
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uFKvFfwre-g







    Ruined Church, Convent etc of St. Augustine
    The 5 storey, 46 mtr high Church tower etc
    Amazing, 412 years on, the church tower is still standing..





     The large church, beside main altar, also had 4 side altars and
    8 chapels as listed below




    In 1835, this complex was abandoned due to expulsion of the Religious Orders from Goa.

    In 1846, the main vault of the Church collapsed followed by the
    3 storey Convent building structure that had rooms, cells, halls, dormitories, Guest house etc


    1965 Bollywood movie GUMNAAM was shot here in the ruined convent section of this complex. Some night scenes in the area seen the title song of the film


    some pics




     The 5 storey, 46 mtr high Church tower.  belfry
























     
    infront, lawns, stone debris
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoaukoldgoa/14451778631/in/photostream/

     
    The Church walls, ceiling etc
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoaukoldgoa/14453657832/in/photostream/





     
    Church floor, tombstones etc
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoaukoldgoa/14431892756/in/photostream/




     The large church, beside main altar, also had 4 side altars and 8 chapels as listed below

     
    The Chapels and altars of the Church

    Main Altar
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoaukoldgoa/14268392818/in/photostream/


     The Chapels
    St.  Monica
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoaukoldgoa/14455125915/in/photostream/

    Our Lady of Good Success


    St. William
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoaukoldgoa/14454001834/in/photostream/
    St. Thomas Villanova


    St Joseph


    St. Anne


    St. John


    St Clare


     

    Altars

    Holy Crucifix


    St.  Nicholas


    Our Lady of Sorrow
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoaukoldgoa/14431987666/in/photostream/
    Our Lady of Grace


     

    Ruined 3 storey Convent area

    Halls, Rooms, Dormitories, cells, guesthouse, etc
























     
    Something in a glass box







    https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoaukoldgoa/14268611147/in/photostream/

     
    Ground Water tanks
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoaukoldgoa/14453935864/in/photostream/
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoaukoldgoa/14475206843/in/photostream/



    Video: A tour
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tc_Z4RJKrJI






    A small video from March 2007
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N0dFNILkfy4




    St. Paul's College, Gate
    Ela, Old Goa






    Brief description




     

    ICAR, Ela




    Video

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WCIPvNtNPwk


    Church of St. Francis de Assisi
    Close to   Archaeological Museum, Old Goa 



    Frontal view








     

    brief description of the church



     


    The Church external / Side


     Main altar

     
    Other altars

     
    choir loft
     
    Walls, pulpit etc
     
    entrance Arch
     The Archaeological Museum

    Video

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZiSSzjcwZ1g


    Viceroy's Gate

    Location:
    Towards Divar Ferry or near St. Cajetan Churh
    Road opp Se Cathedral



    When young and when there was less education, we were told the statue is of
    Fishermen's King (Hari Raza) and that one had to go underneath him (Hari-Raza ghe ganddintulean)in order to go to Divar  Island via canoe boat (now ferry).

    Restored by  then Portuguese Goa Governor Francisco da Gama (1600) in memory
    of his Great Grand Father Vasco da Gama who discovered Sea route to India from Europe.

    Some pics


    Front
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoaukoldgoa/12258306673/in/photostream/


    Vasco da Gama (Stone Statue)




     Viceroy’s gate (Rear)
    St. Catherine and the Argonaut


    St Catherine and Argonaut






     
    Carving / Inscription on the wall








     
    Ferry point




     

    Video: The Gate
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9iugWIzF6ZA



    Arch of Conception

     Location:
    Road (intersection) opp Se Cathedral leading to Road to Sao Braz  Gaudalim and Daujim Ferry etc

    Probably, there was a statue of Our Lady of  Immaculate Conception in the niche above and hence
    'Arch of Conception'

    Pics
    (Aug. 2013)

    The hidden board
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoaukoldgoa/12219380125/





     The Arch




    Road side Holy cross
    On the way to Daujim Ferry etc
    On the side of the Road  Left to Arch of Conception and the road head is Daujim ferry.
    Old Goa
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoaukoldgoa/12219452315/in/photostream/

     Video: Arch of Conception
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xWb0-FwAGvc


    St. Catherine’s Chapel



    Location:
    Near Archaeological Museum, old Goa
    Near St. Francis de Assisi Church
    Small clip
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3YAIrR1nx4

    Front
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoaukoldgoa/10126644424/in/photostream/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoaukoldgoa/10126688135/in/photostream/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoaukoldgoa/10126754076/in/photostream/

    inside
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoaukoldgoa/10126662815/in/photostream/



    side wall
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoaukoldgoa/10126648815/in/photostream/

    Main and the only Altar (Empty)
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoaukoldgoa/10127406195/in/photostream/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoaukoldgoa/10126799723/in/photostream/

    ceiling  design
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoaukoldgoa/10126921235/in/photostream/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoaukoldgoa/10126876774/


    side
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoaukoldgoa/10126662254/in/photostream/
    Reading script /plate
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoaukoldgoa/10126788476/in/photostream/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoaukoldgoa/10126779603/in/photostream/