just a slice of daily life in Pettah...
Colombo is the largest city and commercial capital of Sri Lanka. It is a busy and vibrant city with a mixture of modern life and colonial buildings and a population of about 650,000. Some 40% of them are Sinhalese, Tamils and Moors make up about 20% each.
Pettah is a lively neighborhood in central Colombo and is famous for its open air bazaars and markets. Notable landmarks in the neighborhood include the Jami-ul- Alfar Mosque and the Khan Clock Tower.
Moors are the predominant ethnic group found within this multi-religious and multi-ethnic area. Besides large Sinhalese and Tamil populations, there are various other minorities such as Burghers, Malays and others.
The main mode of motorized transportation here is the tuktuk.
Since the international airport is quite far from the capital, many tourists in Sri Lanka tend to skip visiting Colombo. We found our visit very rewarding, though. Neighbourhoods like Pettah are great to wander around in, there are a handful of OK museums and what better way to wrap up the day than to go sunsetting on Galle Face Green?
song title reference: Whitesnake
Critiques | Translate
Juzo (4231) 2011-10-05 2:38
I love the bustling streets..all over Asia that feel really makes me feel I am alive as I walk down these kind of streets. This is like an overview of the chaos, love the scene.
ashres (1055) 2011-10-05 3:27
Nice photo of the inner city. The numerous banners in above the street is nice which gives me the hint of streets of kathmandu. It is busy and all the people are on their own. Nice capture,
GFSSD-1 (4150) 2011-10-05 4:40
Very interesting and informative street shot..
quick and satisfying..
lakshmip1949 (19081) 2011-10-06 10:38
A nice street scene with many shops reminds me of India. Like the colors . That red auto is an eye catcher. Nice busy place to hang around.
abmdsudi (57176) 2011-10-08 3:38
I like your simple image depicting the street scene and there's a lot of happenings around here and you have done well to control it to convey the real atmosphere of life in this street. Compo is fine and good that you paid attention to the red tuktuk as the central figure while the men watching and speck of vivid reds pull the eyes in and make this picture stronger. Excellent clarity with great depth and good contrast. A hectic street scene well captured. Congrats
siudzi (34141) 2011-10-08 3:38
This street looks absolutely amazing with lots of details, colors, moves. You have presented that place very well with excellent sharpness, DOF and saturation. Good work! TFS.
scalerman (26900) 2011-10-14 8:47
Benny: I like this South Asian street tableau - it's a little different - yeah, maybe too bright but your overall capture gets it all. best, c
macjake (71839) 2011-10-17 0:53
love this shot.
reminds me of Thailand, and for some reason Tokyo!
the billboards, ads, the colors, the tuktuks...it has a little bit of everything.
the compostion draws us right into the middle of the chaos. nice one
- Copyright: Benny Verbercht (BennyV) (20267)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-07-24
- Categories: Daily Life, Transportation
- Camera: Nikon D40
- Exposure: f/9.0, 1/320 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Sri Lanka 2011
- Date Submitted: 2011-10-05 2:34