Photographer's Note

On a day trip around South Goa, I went to the old fort known as Cabo de Rama... At the entrance was this man sleeping, and his dog keeping an eye on his shoes! It was quite dark so I used flash... fortunately, it didn't wake him up!
I was actually surprised to see the tagging on the wall, very out of place there!
Some history...
The fort has an interesting story as to how it derived its name. It is said that Lord Rama, of the famous Hindu epic Ramayana, took shelter here with his wife Sita. This was during the time when they were banished from the kingdom and were sent on a 14 year long exile in the forests of India. The Cabo De Rama fort of Goa is also known as Cape Rama and is a very old fort which has been located here since ancient times.
The Fort was first occupied by Hindu rulers who spread their empire all over India. The fort has exchanged hands between Hindu, Muslim and Portugal rulers and has seen some of the most gruesome battles fought in history. The Portugal rulers waged battles against the Hindu rulers and established their right over the fort around 1763. It was abandoned when the Portuguese left this place. Later, this fort housed a government prison till 1955 and was abandoned again.

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