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The Lighthouse, Galle (pics)

Jun 14, 2010 1:16:09 AM - thesundayleader.lk

I was staying at the Lighthouse in Galle (the hotel) and went aerospace with my camera on this Geoffery Bawa designed building. When i say i went aerospace i mean i clicked my camera at it. Thats the new in word for that. Right.

Anyway its got some sweet angles. There’s a staircase around which a brass sculpture winds that depicts the Portuguese invasion that has the Sinhala king playing a flute while his army gets destroyed. Not a favorite of nationalist sentiment i suppose but the whole place is riddled with colonialist nostalgic elements. The main suite is named after a famous commander of the Portuguese fleet, for instance.

I also hung around Kurulubedda Villas, a two villa resort in the middle of a mangrove swamp. More suited to stays with companions of the female persuasion. Other than that, it’s sweaty and insects of all calling hound you (if ‘hounding’ is an adjective that can be used to describe the behavior of insects). They do mangrove boat rides which are alright to spend a bored afternoon occupying yourself with.

Click on the album for all the pics.

Lighthouse Hotel