Sunday, 21 February 2016
After arriving at our hotel, we had an excursion to the Fort area of Galle.
Rather than take a tuk-tuk, we opted to walk the two miles back to our hotel.
|The Jetwing Lighthouse Hotel has a very interesting sculpture of the confrontation between the Portuguese and natives as the Portuguese established their presence in Sri Lanka.|
|The old walls of the Portuguese/Dutch fort contain the oldest part of Galle. It is on a peninsula that juts into the Indian Ocean.|
|Because Galle is an old trading center, it has a high Muslim population. This is a mosque that looks remarkably like a traditional Portuguese Roman Catholic church.|
|The old fort walls still allow for a complete circumambulation of the old town - with a nice view of the rooftops of Galle Fort. The Dutch Reformed Church and Anglican Church can be seen in the back.|
|A typical street in Galle Fort.|
|A roof-top garden and laundry.|
|Even if you can't read Sinhala, it's clear that the A-Level exams in Chemistry and Physics are a big deal!|
|The main entrance to the Fort was added by the British.|
|A Muslim woman in a burka enjoys the beach with her children.|
|Sunset view from our hotel room.|