You will rarely find a lighthouse far from the coast. The structure began in the clock tower in 1857, when the governor's wife was frustrated by the poor quality of timekeeping. The lighthouse was added ten years later. It is the main lighthouse in Colombo and has been around for about 100 years until the surrounding buildings reduced its use for new purposes. It is located at the intersection of Chatham Street and Janadhipathi Mawatha in the Fort area. The height is 29m. The lighthouse was decommissioned in 1952.
The castle area is a very tasteful place in Colombo. It is full of old buildings. Due to the colonial relationship, the architectural style here is somewhat like a small European city. It is very suitable for walking slowly.
The FORT district is a well-known commercial district in Colombo. There are many century-old buildings that have survived the vicissitudes of life but still stand. It is also the office of many government agencies, and the presidential palace is also nearby
Although the castle area is not particularly laid-back like Europe, it is still very beautiful. It is inevitable that there will be some mess, and it is probably a foreign building left from the colonial period.
I like architecture so much, and I have a good impression of this area. It's just a pity that it was a car tour at the time, otherwise I would have fallen into a rice tank like a mouse, and I couldn't climb out and couldn't move. Although Sri Lanka is a British colony, it feels like seeing the buildings of all nations here. Some buildings are under repair and some are still being remodeled. There is a chance, I hope I can take a good walk there next time.
To a new and unknowable place, there will always be some surprises, because our knowledge is limited and it is impossible to know everything. So, when I arrived in Sri Lanka, is there anything surprising about me, a person who has been to dozens of countries in the world? Yes, not a lot! The first is the airport. Duty-free shops at the airport actually sell washing machines, refrigerators, and TVs. These goods are probably prepared for Sri Lankans to return from abroad, because it is unlikely that departing people will buy such goods at the airport duty-free shops. People are staring. What's more surprising is that this country is a very pragmatic country. There are Buddha statues at the intersections of all streets. It seems like a responsible perennial policeman. Using Buddha as a policeman is impossible for all Buddhist countries to see. Things, especially in Thailand, where food and money must be offered to all Buddhas. Who dares to give the traffic police to the action? Only Sri Lanka can do this.
A few minutes on the free shuttle bus to a messy old bus station nearby. Buses with colorful appearances are generally dilapidated, with the name of the terminus (mostly in English) marked on the front and back. Both long and short-distance buses are operated by public transportation, and passengers can get on and off at any time along the way. Therefore, as long as the same bus can get on, it is very convenient. The speed is slower and the fare is super cheap (the train is even worse), and I went to the old town of Colombo, the FORT (fort), which is more than 30 kilometers away, for only 2.3 yuan.
Preston_Dominguez: Galle Buck, Colombo, Sri Lanka
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