Fort Kochi has been evolving constantly, right from the glorious old days of the thriving spice trade to subsequent conquest by various colonial forces. Today, Fort Kochi is witnessing another kind of change - one, that is driven by the increasing tourism potential of the area. The old alleyways and godowns, where one can still feel the lingering essence of the spice trade are giving way to boutique restaurants and resorts. Most of these new spaces are housed in adaptively restored building of old, where modern architectural sensibilities and aesthetics are balanced with the history of the place, with the old building carefully preserved and reused. This photo-essay is an attempt to capture the present state of this evolution.