Photos

Photographer's Note

Hello my dear friends. I am writing to you from a hospital, I have a relax after surgey (Deviated nasal septum). I miss my home computer but I have a memory card with some old photos from my last trip. I hope you'd like it.

Galle is a major city in Sri Lanka, situated on the southwestern tip of Sri Lanka, 119 km from Colombo. Galle is the administrative capital of Southern Province, Sri Lanka and is the district capital of Galle District. Galle is the fourth largest city in Sri Lanka after the capital Colombo, Kandy and Jaffna.

Galle was known as Gimhathiththa (although Ibn Batuta in the 14th century refers to it as Qali[1]) before the arrival of the Portuguese in the 16th century, when it was the main port on the island. Galle reached the height of its development in the 18th century, during the Dutch colonial period. Galle is the best example of a fortified city built by the Portuguese in South and Southeast Asia, showing the interaction between Portuguese architectural styles and native traditions. The city was extensively fortified by the Dutch during the 17th century from 1649 onwards. The Galle fort is a world heritage site and is the largest remaining fortress in Asia built by European occupiers.
(from Wikipedia)

Photo Information
  • Copyright: Serghei Pakhomoff (serp2000) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3113 W: 68 N: 4553] (39250)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2014-01-05
  • Categories: Architecture
  • Exposure: f/7.1, 1/8 seconds
  • More Photo Info: view
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2014-02-10 8:50
Viewed: 949
Points: 44
Discussions
  • None
Additional Photos by Serghei Pakhomoff (serp2000) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3113 W: 68 N: 4553] (39250)
View More Pictures
explore TREKEARTH