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Galle fort An UNESCO Heritage Site –commenced in 1588 by the Portuguese a different view AND a stroll through the cobbled streets By Stefan D’ Silva 2013. Below: Who balanced the stones on the cliff? Wonder how they survived the 2004 Tsunami. People relaxing close to the lighthouse.

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Galle fort an unesco heritage site commenced in 1588 by the portuguese a different view and

Galle fort

An UNESCO Heritage Site –commenced in 1588 by the Portuguese

a different view

AND

a stroll through the cobbled streets

By

Stefan D’ Silva 2013


Galle fort an unesco heritage site commenced in 1588 by the portuguese a different view and

Below: Who balanced the stones on the cliff? Wonder how they survived the 2004 Tsunami.

People relaxing close to the lighthouse


Galle fort an unesco heritage site commenced in 1588 by the portuguese a different view and

The Dutch Reformed Church from the sea. The sign posted at the church gates refers to 1773.

The Anglican All Saints Church roof top seen from the sea – first established in 1871.


Galle fort an unesco heritage site commenced in 1588 by the portuguese a different view and

The Galle Fort Post Office – the design and architecture indicates quite a history. Half round clay tiles and a roof supported by brick columns

The red pillar box still stands ready to receive mail. The ‘crest’ indicates it is from the British era

Above: The historic carving/writing on the Galle post office front door step.


Galle fort an unesco heritage site commenced in 1588 by the portuguese a different view and

The Galle Fort Public Library the board above the entrance dates it at 1832

We were informed by the librarian that a person can borrow a book for up to ten days. Judging from the collection of old books available a great selection awaits any reader or person wanting to do some research in the quiet surrounds of this historic old fort.


Galle fort an unesco heritage site commenced in 1588 by the portuguese a different view and

The Little Friends Montessori School


Galle fort an unesco heritage site commenced in 1588 by the portuguese a different view and

Historic buildings and historic cars ready to give the interested traveller a ride down memory lane.


Galle fort an unesco heritage site commenced in 1588 by the portuguese a different view and

One example of the different architectural designs in The Fort. Intricate brick work and door design


Galle fort an unesco heritage site commenced in 1588 by the portuguese a different view and

A cute tea house – or coffee house – or a place to relax and have a meal


Galle fort an unesco heritage site commenced in 1588 by the portuguese a different view and

Small businesses cater to all levels of tourism needs


Galle fort an unesco heritage site commenced in 1588 by the portuguese a different view and

There is something about front doors in the Galle Fort. Reeks of history and they make a statement


Galle fort an unesco heritage site commenced in 1588 by the portuguese a different view and

I think this Kade` is in a historic building. One of the contrasts of life in the Fort.

Right: note the front doorway in this great old building


Galle fort an unesco heritage site commenced in 1588 by the portuguese a different view and

The heritage listed Amangalla Hotel. If you are up to it; you can rent a room with your own butler service. Originally the Dutch Governors residence. Called the New Orient Hotel by the British in later years.

Another example of the historic architecture in Galle Fort.


Galle fort an unesco heritage site commenced in 1588 by the portuguese a different view and

The old Kade` looks like the ‘house that Jack built’ stands in contrast to a fast developing and modernising row of cafes that are springing up all around it.

The barista at the coffee shop on the right puts out a fine cuppa!


Galle fort an unesco heritage site commenced in 1588 by the portuguese a different view and

Houses converted into tourists lodges. Whilst maintaining the charm of the past in building design. Note: the hanging lamps.


Galle fort an unesco heritage site commenced in 1588 by the portuguese a different view and

Different architecture – perhaps from around the 1950’s?


Galle fort an unesco heritage site commenced in 1588 by the portuguese a different view and

A great old style house – love the “fan design’ on the boundary walls.


Galle fort an unesco heritage site commenced in 1588 by the portuguese a different view and

Perhaps this may be called an “old quarter”. Though it is evident from the sign board they still seek to compete for the tourists business. The “mish–mash” of building designs and abodes give the fort an environment all of its own. Old bicycles, ‘tuk-tuks’, motorbikes and modern cars all ‘mix it’ on the cobbled streets. Note: the old time trellis work in the front of the Serendipity Arts Café !


Galle fort an unesco heritage site commenced in 1588 by the portuguese a different view and

Old Portuguese quartier


Galle fort an unesco heritage site commenced in 1588 by the portuguese a different view and

Wall to wall architectural variation and design all a part of the charm of Galle Fort

Put the Galle Fort on your schedule for a visit

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