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This photo from 1988 was taken in the old part of Kochi (then Cochin) in the Indian state of Kerala. It's a city with a long colonial background, having been ruled by the Portuguese, Dutch and British, each foreign ruler leaving his marks.

The first European colony in India was founded here by the Portuguese in 1503, five years after Vasco da Gama, who discovered the sea route between Europe and India, had arrived a short distance further up the Indian west coast. Vasco da Gama died in Cochin in 1524 and was buried here, but his remains were moved to Portugal in 1539.

Kochi consists of a number of islands just off the Indian west coast. It is part of the district of Ernakulam with a total population of 3,4 million, a large majority of them living on the mainland.

I decided to use this postcard view as the main photo, thinking it would appeal more to you than the two street photos in the WS. Another reason I chose this was that the colours turned out better here than in the WS photos. They were all scanned from Kodachrome slides.

Photo Information
  • Copyright: Gert Holmertz (holmertz) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11830 W: 564 N: 22685] (98194)
  • Genre: Lugares
  • Medium: Cor
  • Date Taken: 1988-10-00
  • Versão da Foto: Versão Original, Workshop
  • Date Submitted: 2021-09-28 0:28
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