On our way to visit our extended family in northern Kerala for the holidays, we stopped in Kochi (Cochin) for a few days. We visited St. Francis Cathedral, where Vasco da Gama was originally buried before his remains were moved to Lisbon; watched fishermen raise and lower Chinese fishing nets and sell their meager catch; and wandered around Jew Town, one of the oldest Jewish settlements in the world and the home to the Paradesi Synagogue, the oldest synagogue in the Commonwealth of Nations.
I was captivated by the colors of the doors and windows in the ancient neighborhood surrounding the synagogue. Here are a handful of photographs from our quick trip. (Additional photographs on Flickr.)
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