Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Strikingly true. From a model to reality. The Museum of the Orient, adjacent to Fundação Oriente in Lisbon, Portugal, celebrates the history of Portuguese exploration with a collection of Asian artifacts. The museum opened in May, 2008, and is located in a refurbished industrial building on the Alcântara waterfront. Browsing around the museum while on our trip in March 2017 to Portugal, I came across a model of the massive and magnificent Church of St. Anne at Talaulim, Goa, located in the Santana district of Old Goa, India, a picture of which I had taken in 2012 while on a visit to the church there. The 17th century imposing church is one of the major architectural masterpieces of the colonial Portuguese Baroque architecture built in Portuguese India.