You never know what you might find exploring the quaint city of Pondicherry. Colonized by the French, the city's colonial architecture bursts forth in the most unexpected places. In the middle of a fishing village flanking the ocean promenade we stumbled across this beautiful sea swept mansion. The juxtaposition and contrast of cultures surprising the senses in the most wonderful way. We immediately pulled the motorbike over to take a picture overwhelmed by the diverse facets in the layers of every day life.