The Portuguese effect on House colours in Goa.


While going through the photos I took on the recent road trip I cam upon these two photos taken in a village in Goa.

I read recently that there was an unwritten rule during the Portuguese occupation of Goa that only churches and chapels could be painted in white. No private house or building enjoyed this privilege. Not only the Goan Christians followed this rule, as white was associated with Virgin Mary, but Goan Hindus also respected this practice. As a result the houses were often beautifully colored like the house in the picture below