Through a child’s eye: Our ‘vaddo’ in St Cruz, Goa [1 of 2]

I’ve written before about our stately, though slightly crumbling family home in Goa. It’s been a constant part of my life even though I’ve always lived outside Goa and I’ve blogged before about my nostalgic associations with the home, our vaddo (neighbourhood) and family.

Today I found a set of really interesting pics taken of our vaddo by my children a couple of years ago. Udai (then aged 8) and Aadyaa (then aged 4) were a bit bored. We had a few hours of lull in the midst of the hectic Ganpati celebrations and they wanted to explore. Our home is at the end of a narrow street and they wandered off, with me behind them. I remember trying to keep them occupied by giving them my iphone for 10 minutes each. These are the photos Udai came up with! I’ll post Aadyaa’s in a consecutive post simply because I am struck by how differently they captured the same spaces.

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I’m amused by his obsession with tyres and happy with his eye for landscapes and interesting roofs (that’s the architect in me speaking)! What do you think?

To read more about Ganesh Chaturthi or Chavath celebrations at our Goa home, look at the posts below:

Chavath in Goa Day 0: Matoli time!

Chavath in Goa Day 1: Dedicated to Gouri-Mahadev and easy bonding!

Chavath in Goa Day 2: Ganapati Bappa arrives!

Chavath in Goa Day 3: The joy of Au revoir, till we meet again!

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About ramblinginthecity

I am an architect and urban planner, a writer and an aspiring artist. I love expressing myself and feel strongly that cities should have spaces for everyone--rich, poor, young, old, healthy and sick, happy or depressed--we all need to work towards making our cities liveable and lovable communities.

Posted on January 20, 2015, in Travel & Experiences and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Aha! Beautiful pictures. Old Goa charm, I’d like to believe:)

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