Galle (pronounced gaar-le in Singhala) is a lovely little town in the south of Sri Lanka, just 1.5 hours by car from Colombo. It is famous for a wonderful collection of Dutch colonial buildings in the Fort area, which emerges like a European city in the middle of the tropics. 554 more words
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Our main purpose for visiting the cathedral was to take the lift to the observation tower at the top of the seventy-three metre tall tower. It cost 700 krona (about £3) and it was worth every one because from the top there were glorious uninterrupted views in all directions, to the sea in the west, the glaciers in the north, the islands in the south and the ragged coastline to the east and we stayed at the top for several minutes enjoying the views.
Next stop was a trip to the top of a church tower to see the city from an elevated perspective and from here we could better appreciate the patchwork quilt of coloured roofs and pastel facades looking even more attractive under the snowy mantle that decorated them. 94 more words