In this final photo post of the Old Goa Monuments series I'm presenting before you the Church of St. Francis of Assisi which lies to the west of Se Cathedral and shares more or less similar external architectural pattern. This church was built in 1661. At present date, the convent of this church has been modified to an Archaeological Museum. The three tier facade of the Church of St. Francis of Assisi has octagonal tower on each side and in the central niche there is a statue of St. Michael. The main entrance of this church is beautifully decorated with circular pilasters and rosette bands. The internal buttress walls separating the chapels and supporting the gallery on top have frescoes exhibiting floral designs. Above the tabernacle in the main altar you'll come across a large statue of St. Francis of Assisi and also another statue of Jesus on the cross. On both sides you can find old painted wooden panels depicting scenes from the life of St. Francis of Assisi. Can't really say whether it was due to the lack of much tourists inside or its high artistic quotient, few minutes of stillness inside this church could really rejuvenate my sun-sucked traveling soul! Go to Goa... other than beaches and innocent naughtiness keep some time for these splendid monuments too.
Monday, December 15, 2014
Old Goa Monuments - Church of St. Francis of Assisi
Labels: Architecture, Christian, Church, Goa, Historical, Monument, Monument photography, Old, Religious
He has been blogging since 2007, and the pen often runs out of ink, but thankfully the mystic spirit of traveling-clicking-storytelling always reconquers Anunoy before it gets too late! In his early childhood, Anunoy’s craving for backpacking was sowed by his father. He has been a rolling stone ever since, forming passionate bonds with motorcycle touring and photography to add more layers to his wander lust. Between see-sawing a small family and a thankless job, Anunoy Samanta manages to run his own photography cum travel blog- Clicking Photos on the Go. You may catch up with Anunoy through Facebook or Twitter.