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St Augustine's, now in ruins [Goa].

St Augustine's, now in ruins [Goa].

Photographer: D'Souza and Paul

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1880

Shelfmark: Photo 2/2(82)

Item number: 82

Length: 18.7

Width: 23.6

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

Photograph with a view of the remaining facade and tower of St Augustine's Church, Goa, from the Lee-Warner Collection: 'Bombay Presidency', taken by D'Souza and Paul in the 1880s. In 1510 Alfonso de Albuquerque established a small Portuguese colony in Goa and it remained a part of Portugal till 1962. Though many buildings have disappeared, Old Goa provides a glimpse of past splendour. The ruins of St Augustine's Church and former convent are situated on Holy Hill at Old Goa. Erected in 1512, the buildings were reconstructed in 1597 and 1602, and at one time featured richly adorned chapels and two high towers. It was once the largest church in India but collapsed leaving only the 46 metres high tower which can be seen for miles around.

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