This is a picture of the shore line from the cliff of Dona Paula in the Indian state of Goa.
The place is named after Paula Amaral Antonio de Souto Maior, a historical figure in Portuguese India. She was the daughter of the Portuguese Viceroy of Jaffnapatnam, in Sri Lanka. She and her family arrived in Goa in 1644 and she married a Fidalgo from Spain in 1656. Her husband was Dom Antonio Souto Maior. They were an extremely affluent family, and the entire property from the present day Cabo Raj Nivas all the way to Caranzalem belonged to the Souto Maiors. She died on December 16, 1682.
Dona Paula was a woman of charity and is known to have helped the villagers and worked a lot for their betterment, so after her death, the villagers decided to re-name the village as Dona Paula. Initially the village was called Oddavell.
The Dona Paula Beach is also a major tourist attraction. The Cabo Raj Bhavan is situated at a scenic spot of Dona Paula. It is also home of a historic British war-graves cemetery. Though India became independent in 1947 Goa became a part of India in 1961 when the Portuguese rule ended
The white building with blue windows is presently the residence of the Governor of Goa known as the Cabo Raj Bhavan.
Thanks for visitng.
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pajaran (60617) 2014-01-21 1:30
Interesanta i dobar tekst o mestu, sa istorijom i opisom ...
Dobar snimak i kontrast, lepo pokazano mesto sa zelenim drvecem, lepe boje.
Lepo mesto za odmor i ribolov.
Imajte lep i uspesan dan, sve najbolje.
Interesting and good article about the place, with a history and description of the ...
Good footage and contrast nicely demonstrated place with green trees, beautiful colors.
Nice place for relaxation and fishing.
Have a nice and successful day, all the best.
trevormoffiet (3112) 2014-01-21 1:33
A terrific photo of this beautiful tropical paradise. I can see why Goa is a popular tourist destination. Your note was very interesting.
Nicou (142084) 2014-01-21 2:24
Merveilleuse vue sur cette baine avec les rocher noir la belle végétaiton un endroit bucolique sueprbe.
Bravo et amitié
holmertz (52722) 2014-01-21 4:37
I think I made a short excursion here during a visit to Goa more than 40 years ago, but all I remember was taking a few pictures of women working at a road project. You have taken a fine photo (much better than mine) with good light and colours. This must be one of the nicest placed Governor's residences in any Indian state.
Fis2 (97599) 2014-01-21 6:20
Nicely place, nice view.
Good panorama frame and colors.
Photo is unsharpen :(
subhendu_bagchi (26089) 2014-01-21 6:33
an excellent capture dear Subho. You composed the view superbly with fine colours and endless depth. Light is also perfect. Really enjoyable view, nicely presented. Tfs.
adramad (45600) 2014-01-21 8:01
A magnificent composition with this wide view of the coastline, very cut and big rocks, the splendor of vegetation is a beauty, lovely color of the waters of the sea.
Very good brightness and sharpness, with beautiful colors.
Well done. I Like
Have a good evening.
rychem (36023) 2014-01-21 8:36
Very nice view of this attractive beach, rich greenery and beautiful color of the water, very nicely captured from the high POV
aleXundar (1256) 2014-01-21 8:44
An unusual angle to shoot Dona Paula Subho. I liked it. I liked the colours and the composition too. Very good depth and clarity. It is a good presentation with a detailed note.
Silvio1953 (143146) 2014-01-21 9:42
Ciao Subho, fascinating view of lovely place, relaxing atmosphere, splendid light and wonderful natural colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
pierrefonds (66416) 2014-01-21 16:28
The trees are framing well the buildings. The distance between the beach and the horizon is giving depth to the composition. The point of view is showing the déetails and the colours of the tropical scenery. Have a nice day.
jurek1951 (42196) 2014-01-22 0:26
a beautiful peaceful atmosphere, very nice composition and soft lights,
lousat (91348) 2014-01-22 0:47
Hi Subho,a very nice capture of this corner of paradise that remember me the caribbean sea and coast,a lot of green and blue,a very nice place to take a break! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
abmdsudi (54063) 2014-01-22 7:07
A lovely sea view in wonderful colors and light with some attractive subjects. I love all that greenery and in particular the eye grabbing rocks formation giving the extra oomph to the whole shot. Crispiness, clarity and contrast are spot on and your high vantage point and compo combine to lead the eye deeper into the picture! Very well done shot my friend, Congrats and tfs
mcmtanyel (22620) 2014-01-22 8:40
This is a beautiful shoreline and I appreciate the little bit of Indian history in the note. I did not realize the Portuguese influence in Indian history.
Cricri (119495) 2014-01-22 10:31
Un endroit attirant, plaisant par sa situation , son coté sauvage et ces merveilleuses couleurs, très belle présentation
Didi (60588) 2014-01-23 2:51
Nice view from a dominant position
I suggest you to describe your photo material in your profile, it will help me to write my critics
With a reflex camera it's more simple to control the lights than with a compact one
In this picture it was possible to under expose a little bit about -1/3
Miguel82 (27646) 2014-01-23 6:35
Dear Subho, I didn't know actually where it was located and I check on a map it's nearby Panaji, beautiful coastline mostly rocky and green vegetation, a coconut palm grove is clearly visible, vivid colors and neat picture, thanks, see you
danos (97815) 2014-01-23 8:32
nice the panoramic view of the shoreline with the palm trees to cover everything on the ground.I like the creative perspective with the small sandy beach on the right and the residence a bit further,to completes perfect the whole scenery.
cornejo (42307) 2014-01-24 10:43
Hi Subho, excellent view of this interesting and beautiful tropical coastline, nicely captured by a great pov, in this great and beautiful photography. A nice picture with good sharpness, light and color. A good job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good morning and happy weekend.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
ourania (45420) 2014-01-26 2:29
a very lovely place with an interesting history. I like very much your elevated point of view and the way the seascape and the coast extend before us. The perspective and the movement of the sea create a pleasing sense of movement. The colours are beautiful, although the angle of the light wasn't so convenient. It's interesting that the governor's residence is isolated and far from the city centre. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely day,