Sunday, February 8, 2009

Vasai Fort ruins



Vasai is place very close to Mumbai and can be called extended suburb of Mumbai. This is one place where one can do variety of landscapes including cityscape, seascape, waterscapes, temples , churches. This place was ruled by Portuguese in 15th century and was headquarter of Indian operation then. This place was knows as Bassein. Typical forts in Maharashtra are mountain forts which are about average of 3000 to 5000 feet high but this fort is at sea level . As this was built by Portuguese there are three chapels inside the fort and arches show remains of Portuguese architecture.. This fort was won by Maratha army led by Chimaji Appa in 17th century .
Till year back the entire fort which is spread over acres of land was in very bad shape but archaeology department has cleanewd up all the vegetation and reconstructed some part without disturbing original architecture. ( This is rare knowing that same department has modernize some historical places in name of conservation)

7 comments:

RameshJhawar said...

Nice one Ajay!You have captured the essence well of the ruins,the vegetation and foliage near the arch.While travelling from mumbai to ahmedabad,after Bhayander,I suppose,there is an area of seawater and there were many fishing boats too.I couldn't take any pictures at that time.I would like to paint those scenes someday!

Ajay Patil said...

Thanks Ramesh .The place you mention is Ghodbunder creek. I keep travelling on this route and if you want I can take few pictures and send it to you

Art with Liz said...

I don't know how you do it Ajay - week after week you produce these fantastic paintings with such depth of colour and this one is no exception. Really beautiful. And another great story to go with it.

Ajay Patil said...

Liz, thanks for the encouragement

RameshJhawar said...

That'd be great Ajay!I'll be waiting!

Kulabyaa chee dandee said...

PAINTING TOURISM CHAA DRUSHTI KONAATUN PRAYATNA VAAWAA
sadbhavanansah

Ajay Patil said...

Kulabyaa chee dandee - kalpanaa khup chhan aahe