Colombo, Sri Lanka

Southeast Asia…..cont.

I am so glad we returned to Colombo.  Our last visit was downright scary!  We discovered that tuk-tuk drivers are resourceful at augmenting their income.  They will kidnap you and return you to your starting point for a tidy sum!  So, this time, we hired a taxi at the port for the full day.  It was wonderful.  We saw temples and monuments and memorials.  We viewed lakes and parks and then had lunch at the historic Galle Face Hotel before returning to the ship.  A much better experience!

 

On the dock in Colombo, Sri Lanka
On the dock in Colombo, Sri Lanka

 

Vendors on the dock

Vendors on the dock

St Lucia's Cathedral, 1760

St Lucia’s Cathedral, 1760

 

Interior of St. Lucia's Church
Interior of St. Lucia’s Church

 

the confessional at St. Lucie's church
the confessional at St. Lucie’s church

 

 

 

 

 

tuk-tuks and pedestrians in Colombo, Sri Lanka
tuk-tuks and pedestrians in Colombo, Sri Lanka
a backyard shrine
a backyard shrine
Gangaramaya Temple
Gangaramaya Temple

Hindu Temple

Hindu Temple

cattle in the parking lot!
Cattle In Need of Some Real Grass
Cattle In Need of Some Real Grass
Cattle In Need of Some Real Grass

 

Beira Lake, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Beira Lake, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Independence Memorial Hall
Independence Memorial Hall
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Really interesting architecture. Would one suffer vertigo in the structure on the left???
Galle Face Hotel front entrance.  Built in 1864
Galle Face Hotel front entrance. Built in 1864
another view of the Traveler's Bar a the Galle Face Hotel
another view of the Traveler’s Bar a the Galle Face Hotel
Traveler's bar at the Galle Face Hotel
Traveler’s bar at the Galle Face Hotel
The one and only car in the Galle Face Hotel Car Museum!
The one and only car in the Galle Face Hotel Car Museum!
The car museum at Galle Face Hotel, Colombo, Sri Lanka
The car museum at Galle Face Hotel, Colombo, Sri Lanka

2 thoughts on “Colombo, Sri Lanka”

  1. Those two “architectural wonder” skyscrapers really caught our eyes! Will people walk at a slant in the leaning tower, or will the floors be level, leaving the windows cockeyed?

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