Cochin has so much to offer. I love the sense of colour the Indians have, they are not afraid to
use it.Be it in their buildings, clothing or food.
We had lunch at ‘Kettuvallam’ restaurant. A very genuine restaurant, not a tourist in sight! The walls a most brilliant green with scenes of fishing and daily life painted on the walls.
The food was so delicious and Kerala style, served on a banana leaf. In their tradition, the food has to look colourful and include the six tastes : sweet, sour, salty, pungent, bitter and astringent.
There is also a whole etiquette regarding the banana leaf once you have finished your meal. You fold the banana leaf down towards you, if you liked the food and away from you, if you did not like he food.
Some of the brilliant colours sold in little shops on street corners.
I love the blues that are used in some of the buildings.
A police station!
Bicycles in a catholic school yard. Being a girls school, the colour pink is predominant here.
The catch of the day!
Cochin is renown for its sea food.
All along the shore, you can see fishing nets. Most of the locally sold fish comes from fishing this way.
Another scene along the shore, beautifully shaped fishing boats.
These fishermen were bringing in prawns caught in the back waters.