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Travel: Mission Accomplished… sort of!

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The work at Vasai is done, well almost – they still need to enter a few thousand addresses into the database before they can use it. and after it is done I’ll be visiting them to set up the workflow.

Anyway, apart from that it was a wonderful trip. I am amazed at the amount of visual treasure that little district has. I may be wrong when I call it ‘little’ but that’s the impression you get when you visit the place.

One funny thing I noted about the place is that when you ask for an address people simply say “go straight… it’s just ahead” now what puzzled me is that none of the roads in the suburbs are anything similar to “straight”. They are twisting and turning all the length! AND to add to the agony, they are forked every few miles… all but a straight road! Thanks to cellphone technology, we got timely instructions and reached the destination.

As usual, my Mom, with her great flower-sensing capabilities quickly pointed out this yellow hibiscus as we entered the campus of Jeevan Darshan Kendra.

Hibiscus

I finished up the software installation… which was an experience in itself and went to the Vasai Fort (Read more: http://www.colonialvoyage.com/bacaim.html) At the entrance of the fort the population of Palm trees was noticeabley high…

Palms

Fr. D’Britto, our host had arranged for a person to guide us around the place, he took us to this old Church (or the Cathedral – I’m a bit confused… will find out) – I think it was *outside* the fort… or was it inside? Well… this is what happens when you don’t take notes or have a voice recorder. Anyway…

Church

This seems to be the only building in the area that has it’s roof intact! Later I was told that service is still held in this place… by the fishermen… these people are called as “koli” in Marathi Language. A walk around the place fetched me a few nice frames… here are a few:

Portugese Art and Architecture Passage Columns

This is a photo of a roofless building… I like the title “A window through time” for this one…

A Window Through Time

These green dates looked yummy but I wasn’t in a mood to try those.

Dates

On the way out, this boat looked interesting… I titled it “Dreams, split wide open”… imagining that this vessel must have been someone’s dream… now has reached this fate.

Dreams  - split wide open

A walk down to the “port” revealed these nice frames… a boat with the Tri-colour – the Indian flag.

Flag-ship!

Another man… looking into the distance at the receeding sunlight on the shore in front of us.

Goodbye! Another good day!

Later that day we were invited for dinner… it was very delicious and the hospitality was amazing! We called it a day and hit the sack. Next morning (today) it was a training session for the people who would be operating the software. 1 and a half hours spent nicely.

We left Vasai and while on our way back visited one of Mom’s aunts at Khandala. Khandala is a beautiful place… well known for it’s hills, waterfalls and good weather. Our destination was none other than Weekend Nursery 🙂 A very beautiful plant nursery, we met our relatives there and I went looking around for more nice shots:

Name that one! (because I don't know what it's called)

The next two photographs were shot in BRIGHT sunlight… I like the way it makes the colours liven up!

Gerbera in full afternoon light Lotus

Hmm… looking back at the title… I declare this one Mission Accomplished!

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Written by hiway

April 17, 2005 at 12:30 am

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