SRI LANKA TRAVELOGUE – DAY 11 – GALLE – OLD FORTRESS

by Antonio Gil December. 20, 2019 258 views

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♫♫ Galle Fort - Drone Footage ♫♫

Galle Fort, in the Bay of Galle on the southwest coast of Sri Lanka, was built first in 1588 by the Portuguese, then extensively fortified by the Dutch during the 17th century from 1649 onwards. It is a historical, archaeological and architectural heritage monument, which even after more than 423 years maintains a polished appearance, due to extensive reconstruction work done by Archaeological Department of Sri Lanka.

The fort has a colourful history, and today has a multi-ethnic and multi-religious population. The Sri Lankan government and many Dutch people who still own some of the properties inside the fort are looking at making this one of the modern wonders of the world. The heritage value of the fort has been recognized by the UNESCO and the site has been inscribed as a cultural heritage UNESCO World Heritage Site under criteria iv, for its unique exposition of "an urban ensemble which illustrates the interaction of European architecture and South Asian traditions from the 16th to the 19th centuries."

The Galle Fort, also known as the Dutch Fort or the "Ramparts of Galle", withstood the Boxing Day tsunami which damaged part of coastal area Galle town. It has been since restored.

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Buster Bruce 1 month, 2 weeks ago

Your images are speaking! Beautiful

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Antonio Gil Replied to Buster Bruce 1 month, 2 weeks ago

Sometimes I loose my voice 😀. Thanks dear friend

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Russell Smith 1 month, 3 weeks ago

I love the reflection in #4 it grabbed my attention

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Antonio Gil Replied to Russell Smith 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Thanks Russel. Happy New year dear friend.

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José Manuel 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Bons trabalhos.

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José Manuel 1 month, 3 weeks ago

#7 Parece aguarela.

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Antonio Gil Replied to José Manuel 1 month, 3 weeks ago

São os meus dotes de pintor smile Abraço

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Bethany Plonski 1 month, 4 weeks ago

Love these intense moody skies! The reflection in #4 is wonderful, and I like the edit on #9.

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Antonio Gil Replied to Bethany Plonski 1 month, 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much dear friend. Merry Christmas to you and family

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Benny Law 2 months ago

Looks like most days were rainy or overcast on this trip. Did you have much good sunny weather at all?

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Antonio Gil Replied to Benny Law 2 months ago

Fortunately I did. But this is a tropical region so rain is a part of it. No problem smile

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Camellia Staab 2 months ago

#9 is magical and #8 looks like a place I would like to sit for hour and watch the view.

Are all those people in your tour group? If so that is a large tour.

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Antonio Gil Replied to Camellia Staab 2 months ago

I hate large groups. My travels are always made with a very small group of people. Thanks my friend

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Francesc 2 months ago

Fantastic mix set ...I love the roots image

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Antonio Gil Replied to Francesc 2 months ago

Thanks a lot Francesc. Have a great weekend

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Berckmans Peter 2 months ago

A nice old feel over these. Good edit

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Antonio Gil Replied to Berckmans Peter 2 months ago

Thanks Peter. Have a great weekend

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