(use the photo links only if you cannot see pics here except the last one at the bottom)
Rly. Station: Vasco da Gama
South Central Railways connection to Delhi, Bangalore, Madras, Calcutta etc besides local trains to Chandor, Sanvordem , Kollem, Kullem, Dudsagar Falls etc (all via Margao Rly Stn.).
Road straight opp to Rly stn is the Municipality (same building is the post office), Court,
further away at the junction to the left, comes the St. Andrew Church
then the School, followed by St. Joseph Institute, then comes Vasco Stadium (Tilak Maidan) and same road little further, a little most dirty and stinking beach of Goa (kariawado). Other suitable name for the beach would be 'Sondas' beach.
Back to the main road Stadium (FL Gomes Road), there is Cinema House ‘Shivam’ dolby/ Air-conditioned, just opp to it is Auto Service (Joshi Building) where I purchased my first Bajaj Chetak Scooter under Foreign Exchange booking. Same building housed the MES College where I studied up to the last year, top scholars like Thalmann Pereira was a student here and Prof. M.S. Kamat the Principal (now retired, whom I met at Taj Holiday Village dinner hosted by CM for GGC delegates), I remember the head clerk Mr. Karangate (a bit hot tempered) and also remember Prof. Melita Coreia from Cansaulim and another lady professor Sarojini (Economics), the Prof. Mrs. Clara Rocha (English), Prof. Mahale, Prof. Abdul Raf Aga, another Hindu lady French professor we used to call her 'Tayi'. The college was then shifted to its news premises at Chicalim/Dabolim now under Goa university earlier it was affiliated to Bombay University.
Then comes Our Lady of Guia Building one of the oldest buildings where tax and RTO offices etc are located, besides T corner etc. On the top of the building there is a huge statue of OL of Guia.
Now you are back to Opp. Rly Stn or near Municipality or Court building. At cross roads, to the left, city buses then KTC shuttle bus stand. Very next to it is the Market where Fruits/vegetable and fish is sold. One can buy Mangoes, bananas, Cashew, Bibe, Papaya, Water melons etc etc.
Fish like Prawns, Sardines, mackerel, Pomprets, Squids etc etc
(at cross roads straight ahead (not included) Police station, MPT/Harbour, Baina Beach http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauksix/287941376/
Besides, one can also see Bank of India, CMM, Apna Bazar, Salgaocars house, Rajani, Hotel Gladstone, Kamaxi lodge, Hiralal & co, Rly bridge (Mongor Hill), Purvozancho Furis (Holy Cross, Kariawado near beach), Hindu Crematorium etc
Watch the video 'a short tour to Vasco City'
Plenty more Vasco pics here
Plenty of videos on Vasco
latest video - Nov.2011