Tuesday, April 14, 2009

The streets of Fort Kochi...

The first thing that struck us when we entered the streets of Fort Cochin or Fort Kochi is the architectural style~ An interesting blend of British, Portuguese & Dutch style.
An eclectic blend of art culture, quaint theme-cafes', colonial homestays, churches, designer stores, antique shops and boutique hotels...We stayed at a heritage colonial hotel called The Old Courtyard, that came highly recommended for it's food as well as the proximity to the streets of Fort Cochin.(More on that in Rang Decor soon:-)
Walking on the streets, gazing at the various signboards & architectural style was itself a refreshing activity.I loved the names of the various streets...
Beautiful boards on the walls of Malabar House a boutique hotel.
Many cafes' catering to various tastes, line these streets.Loved the liberal use of vibrant colours on the walls of various homes.If you have eaten in all the restaurants and cafes' and want to try something new, join the cooking classes:-)Dal Roti - Desi Khana was amazing. Simple decor. Great food.Idiom Booksellers~ A great little book store, where you can sell your old books and buy new ones:-)

Hope you enjoyed the little tour of the streets of Fort Cochin as seen through my eyes.
Stay tuned. Will be posting about two very interesting cafe's that had us going back for more:-)

12 comments:

Aditi said...

It is beautiful! Only the beauty and serenity come through the pictures ;), so I was wondering is it away from the the crowds?

pRiyA said...

this is great arch. waiting for more...

Arch at Rang said...

Aditi- Strangely the day we were there the streets were empty ( actually could be the heat;-)

priya- Thanks:-)

flaming coppercat said...

o, i love fort kochi... :)

Shalini said...

Beautiful shots, Arch! Loved all the wonderful colors too.

We had lunch at The Old Courtyard and it was really good, especially the seafood. My shot of the bougainvillea against the teal window was just down the lane (towards the water) from there! So nice to see familiar places!

Lol, it is mango season...the word verifications is Langra...my fave type of mango :-)

~mE said...

very colorful !

vineeta said...

Great colours, compositions, design, signboards. Just what I love. thanx & staying tuned, not going anywhere :)

Sangeetha said...

Beautiful......

Kala Pohl Studio said...

Arch, great photos. Oh, you brought back nostalgia:) Waiting for more...

SloganMurugan said...

beautiful. have to check out the touristy side of kerala. looks nice.

Komal-Nishka said...

Arch, I'm glad to be bk to so many posts :) it's beautiiifffuuull.. so wanna go thr now..

deepdowne said...

Aahhhh!!!! Thanks so much! I've posted some pics too.
Loved your blog! Shall come back soon..