Monday, June 24, 2013

Cochin, India - 2

Hi, To continue with our visit to Cochin, we traveled a short distance by bus to a museum.  The photo below was taken out of a window in the museum of surrounding buildings.  Photography in the museum was not permitted.

Next we walked from the museum to the part of Jew Town where the Synagogue was located.  Below is a tourist shopping area near the museum.

There were numerous signs capitalizing on the area's heritage.  Shalom is the Hebrew word for peace.

Here it is spelled out in Hebrew.

We stopped by the Synagogue and surrounding grounds.

The gate in the above photo is to the right just beyond the parked bicycle.  At the bottom left are the steps to the Synagogue entrance.

Here is the Synagogue entrance.  Unfortunately, we were in Cochin on a Saturday and the Synagogue was closed to the public.

Trucks and buses in Ceylon and India are highly decorated.

In the evening we took a sunset cruise on the harbor.  Here is our ship docked at the port.

Across the harbor from the port is modern Cochin.

As in most harbor areas in the world, but not in the U. S., with the exception of Seattle, ferries are a major form of transportation.  For a few moments it seemed like this one would run right over us.

Also, there were many passenger ferries.

After crossing the harbor we followed various water fronts (Cochin has many islands in the harbor).  Along the way we say many beautiful homes.

Then we moved on to an area with a number of Chinese fishing nests.

Here another dredge is arriving and passing the nets.  Beyond the ship is the Arabian Sea.

In addition to net fishing from the land an extensive fishing boat fleet is based in Cochin.

Here the nets are being washed.

There were many types of passenger ferries.

As we ended our cruise we passed a number of interesting buildings on the island where we docked.  This is a 5 star hotel.

I am not sure what these buildings were used for but the sign on the one below was intriguing.

Thanks for looking.

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