White house at Saligao, North Goa; Built in 17th century. This rendering in white is the result of the unwritten rule during the Portuguese occupation of Goa that no private house or building could be painted in white. Only churches and chapels enjoyed this privilege. However, this was not completely a matter of individual choice, since during Portuguese rule the owner of the house could be fined if his house was not painted.
#Fontainhas is an old Latin Quarter in the city of #Panaji in #Goa, India. It maintains to this day its #Portuguese influence, namely at the architectonic level, such as narrow streets, old villas and buildings painted in lively colors.