Classic Goan-Portuguese houses are found across various parts of Goa. While some are well maintained others remain abandoned. These houses are existing reminders of an art style and a legacy of the era of Portuguese colonization.
The disturbing part is that many Goans are disowning their motherland and rejecting their ancestral homes for various reasons. The land that gave them life, identity and which nurtured them as Goankars are now left abandoned and untouched. While some decide to sell them off, others just leave them as they never existed. Sometimes, though not so often, people abandoned by their families find refuge in these houses.
The one good thing is the way motherland instead of destroying the beauty of these homes, takes it back like protecting its child from being exploited.