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Dutch Cemetery & St Francis Church

Dutch Cemetery

The Dutch Cemetery was rather run down.

http://www.keralatourism.org/kochi/dutch-cemetery-fort-kochi.php
http://www.karmakerala.com/guide/dutch-cemetary.html

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Love the goal posts

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St Francis Church

St Francis Church was open and being lazy didn't want to take my shoes off. Knowing that we would revisit the church tomorrow, I opted to taking photos from the entrance.

St. Francis Church, in Fort Kochi (a.k.a. Fort Cochin), Kochi, originally built in 1503, is the oldest European church in India and has great historical significance as a mute witness to the European colonial struggle in the subcontinent. The Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama died in Kochi in 1524 when he was on his third visit to India. His body was originally buried in this church, but after fourteen years his remains were removed to Lisbon Thanks Mr Wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Francis_Church,_Kochi

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Posted by bruceontour 00:41 Archived in India Tagged church kerela st_francis_church fort_kochi dutch_cemetery

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