Thursday, October 25, 2012

#919 Galle, Sri Lanka

Aerial view of Galle from
On the southern coast of Sri Lanka lies the old city of Galle, a quaint walled old city that juts out from the mainland, and is pretty with its white walls and red tiles.
During both the Portuguese and Dutch eras it was an important port and is an excellent legacy of a European built and styled town in Sri Lanka.While it has fallen into disrepair, the grassed banks of the fort walls offer a beautiful view of the ocean and town, which lies at a lower level. Many majestic old trees line the small squares and narrow streets. The little courtyarded houses are a lovely place to stay or stop for lunch.


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