Tuesday, October 25, 2016

SRI LANKA - Old Town of Galle and its Fortifications

"Founded in the 16th century by the Portuguese, Galle reached the height of its development in the 18th century, before the arrival of the British. It is the best example of a fortified city built by Europeans in South and South-East Asia, showing the interaction between European architectural styles and South Asian traditions." -

Postcard 1: Aerial View

Great view of the Walled City...
Thank you so much Ameena for sending me this card! =)

Postcard 2: Aerial View

"A colonial town in the Southern coastline of Sri Lanka.
There is a Dutch Fort that is built during the Dutch rein in SL.
Many buildings around this Fort still have its colonial architectural features", shares Sachi.
Many many thanks Sachi for this card! =)

Postcard 3: Galle, Up Close

The postcard shows the Maritime Archaeology Museum, All Saints Church Fort Galle
and the National Museum
I am sure you enjoyed your visit to these places, Jean Pierre!
Thank you so much for sharing with me glimpses of your travels through postcards!
Sri Lanka has awesome stamps too!

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