The city of Colombo is the gateway to the beautiful island of Sri Lanka. It is also the economic hub of the country and its largest city. It enjoys a fairly interesting location, situated on the shores of the Indian Ocean. The heart of the city is along the Galle Face, where most of its best hotels are located. The Beira Lake, seen here to the left of the picture is a fairly scenic is somewhat pungent body of water whose biggest attraction is the little Buddha Temple. This photo was taken on a recent trip in a military helicopter. It was a fun trip, in an old Bell without any doors whatsoever and while it made for some spectacular views, it also was a hair raising experience.
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leo61 (0) 2010-08-09 10:41
It``s now 26 years since I``ve been there.....
Great high POV and a nice view over the city with the horizonj nearly dissappearing in the dust.
danos (89887) 2010-08-13 2:46
great this part of the gateway of Colombo's city from the air. It's found in a strategically location in the Indian Ocean and must be a sight for sore eyes to visited someone.
ilDottore (5252) 2010-08-15 5:16
Your shot is very impressive.
I like here incredible POV (normally you need to rent a helicopter to make shots like this :) ), colours and fantastic cityscape.
Greetings from Dublin
- Copyright: Hemant Buch (hemantbuch) (1649)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-07-25
- Categories: Transportation, Architecture, Decisive Moment
- Exposure: f/3.5, 1/800 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2010-08-09 10:21