Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Travel: Some Cochin photos

When I came across these lovely photographs in the Wikipedia/Wikimedia Commons, thought of sharing them with you. To the best of my knowledge they are in the public domain.

Out of the twelve (?) basilicas in India, three are at Cochin. (‘Basilica’ is a canonical title of honor bestowed by the Pope on distinguished churches.) The photo here is of one of them, Santa Cruz Cathedral on KB Jacob Road, Fort Cochin. Originally built by the Portuguese five centuries back, the Dutch who captured Cochin in 1663 used it as a storehouse for weapons. During the British annexation of Cochin in 1795 the building was destroyed. It was rebuilt in 1905.
Also see:
Churches on demolition line.

This photo shows the interior of the world famous Cochin Synagogue.
Also see:
Cochini Jews – Dreams don’t die

This is a view of the Marine Drive on the Ernakulam waterfront. I hope it is always kept clean and picture perfect.

The terminal at the Cochin International Airport. It is a beautiful example of combining traditional Kerala architechture with modern requirements.

Please click on the images for enlarged view.



Rajeshwari said...

Nice pictures, I have some on my blog as well.

Abraham Tharakan said...

I visited your blog. Excellent photos.

PN Subramanian said...

Nice photographs.

Abraham Tharakan said...

Thank you PN Subramanian. I am happy that you liked the photos.