Saturday, December 29, 2007

Purple House

What kind of homes are people building in Goa today? Here's a colony of villas at Sinquetim, Navelim in Salcete. An imposing front with double height columns crowned by a broken pediment. Traces of Neo-Roman memory from the Portuguese era persist. A variant of Ionic capitals decorates the columns and there's even a symbolic keystone over the arched window.

I liked the sequence of these houses in different colours. At Loyola High school, every class was divided into Red House, Green House, Blue House and Gold House. So here we have Orange House, Purple House and Yellow House!

Andy Warhol would have approved!

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