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This was the Synagogue of the White Jews, now known as the Paradesi Synagogue, when David Gentleman was in Cochin in the early 1980s. We were nervous about the survival of this 1567 building – but it is unchanged, in particular the paintwork on the shutters is a marvellous and subtle blue-grey and the floor tiles, which are quite large, or rather larger than Dutch tiles normally are, a miracle of beauty.

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59 Lamb's Conduit Street, London WC1N 3NB