Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Photo Essay: Galle Fort, Sri Lanka

We were broke and beat up. Six days of constant move. Not exactly the kind of break new parents would hope for, but I knew I'd regret it if we simply lazed in one set of coordinates.

Four UNESCO World Heritage Sites ticked, and we were to visit the fifth and last on our list. Sri Lanka actually has eight sites that have been inscribed. Unfortunately, we had to give the remaining three a pass.

Because there's no admission fee required, plus we had time to kill before our train to Colombo (where we were to stay at a couchsurfer's house on our last night in the country) arrives, we pushed on with the idea of exploring Galle Fort.

It capped off the whole trip pretty well.

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Atop the walls of Galle Fort.

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One of the fort's entrances near Galle's railway station.

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Popular spot for dates.

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A view to stay a while for.

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Street cricket, even within the fort's walls.

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Most structures withstood the Boxing Day Tsunami, which damaged a part of Galle town's coastal area.

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Establishments are a mix of world class and quaint. Fancy restos are easy to find, so are cheap snack stalls.

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National Maritime Museum.

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Dutch Reformed Church. Originally built in 1640.

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That group pictorial I crashed. Everyone went crazy.

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4 comments:

photocache said...
April 30, 2014 at 7:44 AM

it has to be boudin bread + clam chowder.....even locals would partake.

MightyTravels said...
May 3, 2014 at 9:06 AM

Stunning photos - what a great way to cap off the trip!

Torsten @ http://www.mightytravels.com

Ayan Villafuerte said...
May 5, 2014 at 10:40 PM

love the vibe.
walang vibe.lol.chillax na chillax

pinaytraveljunkie.com said...
May 12, 2014 at 5:45 PM

Reminded me of Intramuros :)

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