Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Sao Joao Celebrations at Campal 24.6.2014

Holy Cross Association
Campal, Panaji - Goa


Sao Joao 2014
24th June 2014
It's their third year of celebrations


 Some pics and Video

Rain, Rain dance, hanging fruits..
https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk73/14515800263/in/photostream/









 


Pool
Jumping splash
https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk73/14515846083/in/photostream/




















 


Booze
https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk73/14309081550/in/photostream/



 


Well
Jumping, splash
https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk73/14309051170/in/photostream/














 
Brass band
https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk73/14494399934/in/photostream/





 


floating birthday cake
Birthday boy dy Mayor Kabir Pinto Makhija
Also a Local Ward Councillor
https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk73/14492307061/in/photostream/












 
Mayor, dy Mayor
Surendra Furtado, Kabir Pinto Makhija









With media
https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk73/14472597206/in/photostream/










Video:


http://youtu.be/KyoZ9OW7wOI

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Sao Joao at Aldona Tin Manos

Teen Manos (Sluice Gates)
Coimavado, Aldona


Organised by friends of Aldona












Pics and Video


There are 61 pics


Rain, Rain dance, Artificial Rain, Kids bathing
https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk73/14498922514/in/photostream/









 

jumping, bathing in the Manos
https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk73/14520295513/in/photostream/


















 Sao Joao Crown, copel or Kopel
https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk73/14313681147/in/photostream/




 
Festive Boiled grams (Ukolo Chonne)
https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk73/14477015926/in/photostream/



 

Festive decorations – balloons
https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk73/14313659527/in/photostream/








 Other scenic views
https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk73/14313687017/in/photostream/








A view from top
https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk73/14496807621/in/photostream/






 

Entertainment on stage
Com Brian
Peter-Roshan, Norman Cardozo, Robert de Calvim, Benzer etc
https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk73/14313650017/in/photostream/










Benzer
https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk73/14496670911/in/photostream/



 

Robert de Calvim
https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk73/14520160083/in/photostream/




Something coming up or extension
https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk73/14313778347/in/photostream


Videohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4kKOb4W43YY






Video 2: Com Brian


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HZf-ymsyNuM

Siolim Sao Joao 2014

Siolim Traditional Boat Festival
Opp St. Anthony Church
24th June 2014






We arrived bit late this time  around 5.15pm



No Francis de Tuem this time
However, Micky Pacheco was Chief Guest, I missed him too








Pics (88) and Videos (3)



https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk73/14498016892/in/photostream/




https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk73/14495841881/sizes/z/in/photostream/



https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk73/14312554120/in/photostream/



https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk73/14476040446/in/photostream/




Bushka

https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk73/14312630327/in/photostream/








Former Miss Universe, Bollywood Actress Lara Dutta

https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk73/14497722654/in/photostream/










Smart Kids dancers
Could not get their group name etc
https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk73/14475916016/in/photostream/








Crowning glory

https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk73/14312398748/in/photostream/






Familiar face at the Festival - Alister Gomes ?

https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk73/14519085413/in/photostream/






A section of the crowd
https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk73/14312354749/in/photostream/





Mermaid


https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk73/14312682638/in/photostream/








the cross also gets a crown


https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk73/14499300605/in/photostream/




the Siolim Church

https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk73/14312702289/in/photostream/






There are in all about 88 pics.


Please browse from the links above










Video 1
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iA1irfxk2H4










Video 2: Kids Dancers
Could not get their group name etc
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X9vC5TIhWG0






Video 3  Baba Cielo Singing


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=10ZzWzc8Tnk


Pics links all


The Church
https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk73/14312702289/in/photostream


 The Well, Mermaid, Creek..
https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk73/14498122662/in/photostream/


The cross with Crown or Copel
https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk73/14499300605/in/photostream/





 Kopel, copel
https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk73/14499083525/in/photostream/



















 
Boat Festival
Mermaid, Dolphin..
https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk73/14312682638/in/photostream/








The Crab
https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk73/14495849561/in/photostream/




















Plastic Bottles recycling
https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk73/14519367313/in/photostream/







 Pirates of the Caribbean ?
Peace warriors, cannon guns
https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk73/14312554120/in/photostream/







Well, Penguin
https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk73/14476129426/in/photostream/







 Vaddy Legends boat
https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk73/14495802931/in/photostream/


Boat
https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk73/14476040446/in/photostream/


 
boats, Bridge, Culvert, crowd, creek etc
https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk73/14495727581/in/photostream/






















Cross, Church, stage, section of the crowd
https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk73/14312658517/in/photostream/





















 Johny be good with Bushka
https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk73/14519202773/in/photostream/











 Cantar
Baba Cielo
https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk73/14475966596/in/photostream/















Competition, spot prizes, shortest hair
https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk73/14519140843/in/photostream/




 


With Lara Dutta
Former Miss Universe, Bollywood actress
https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk73/14497726994/in/photostream/







Smart kids dancers
https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk73/14475916016/in/photostream/







 


Dheknni
https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk73/14312487387/in/photostream/



Creek in between
https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk73/14497951382/in/photostream/




The stream, creek, land filling
https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk73/14312501999/in/photostream/


Host Alister Gomes
https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk73/14519085413/in/photostream/









Monday, June 16, 2014

Mormugao Fort, Goa

MORMUGAO Fort
Construction of which started in 1624..
Vasco da  Gama, Goa




So many times I travelled this way,  I even once walked back from Harbour as I could not get return transport from there... Nor I knew the existence of fort around this area for I thought the fort or the fort remains located down the Japanese garden at headland Sada.
I mean to say, my visit to this fort was not planned, it was purely accidental.
I just got down to read what the description board says which made me to realised the fort is located around this area.  Bellow the sign boards; there is a pathway / steps and curiosity made me to follow it right up to the top.  I was all alone, bit scared too.  There was nobody up there,  just myself.

There is a huge cross, little notice on it say it was restored in 2004 by Fr. Theo D’Cunha.

In front of it there is a small Chapel dedicated to ‘Piedade Saibinn’ see pic.

Looks like there is monthly or annually mass service here as I could see some chairs caged inside the chapel.

Then I went up on the fort wall using the flight of steps, up there, one can take breathtaking view of Arabian Sea, which includes MPT cargo handling activities, dockyard, cruise terminal etc.

Opp to main entrance of the fort, there a roofless structure  inside of which located  one or two chambers or room, it was bit dark out there, bit scary (particularly when there was no one around) but I managed to enter it, it has small openings, probably for placement of canon guns facing the sea.

To the right of the Chapel, there is another gate or exit and one can see the fort wall externally. Close by, there is a tree and I saw a heavy peacock flying away, probably she got disturbed by me.  There is also a narrow concrete pathway (recent addition or not being part of fort) which leads to the Main road to Sada but via MPT Administrative building complex.

This access is ideal for older people where walking or climbing uphill is not involved.

One has to enter the MPT main gate, see pic,  and take the path.  At the main gate, I don’t remember seeing any sign board about the fort.

It can be a good tourist attraction if government maintain and promote the fort.

Many may not have visited the fort for they are unaware of it. Look at me, I am supposed to be an explorer myself and I didn’t know of it either.

I tell you, just visit the fort and you will love it.

Watch the video I made and you will not even need any help as to how to get there etc

 If taking public transport, city buses, get down at Sada – Bhogda junction and take Harbour Road.  Walk until you see sign boards to your left and right ‘Protected site’ Protected Monument’ etc. You can climb this way and exit other way as show in the video.

Please note: If taking Motorcycle pilot, they may not know of the fort at all.
 
Original steps or pathway from the road can be refurbished or restored, railings could be provided too






Pics








 From the road (to Harbour)











 

a brief description board
https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk73/14250914888/in/photostream/


Pathway to the fort








up on the fort




Some Chambers  / rooms

















 
Steps to the fort walls
https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk73/14457720263/in/photostream/








 Sea view from the top – Cruise terminal, dock etc
https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk73/14250973058/in/photostream/










 


A Cross, Chapel inside the fort
Nossa Senhora de Piedade
Our  Lady of Piety
Piedade Saibinn
https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk73/14434219961/in/photostream/












 


Other side  with exit door
https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk73/14414418496/in/photostream/









 on this tee there was a peacock (long tailed, female?)
https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk73/14250907429/in/photostream/



the pathway leading to Main road (Sada)
Via MPT offices building complex
https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk73/14457734613/in/photostream/




 
A ship view
MV QING
Sahara india
Since 9.1.14

https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk73/14251079617/in/photostream/




another access via MPT Administrative Office, Main Gate
Road towards headland Sada - see pic / Gate
https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk73/14252590959/in/photostream
https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk73/14250971089/in/photostream/



More pics and video July 3, 2016



https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk73/27999195071/in/photostream

Ship MV Qing
Tilted Ship, that was in the news Early July 2016

Other view, MPT, Coal, cargo loading unloading etc

 
Video - June 014
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mA6Kvo1rm7E

Another Video - 3.7.2016

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R7bE_N5svRA