Unawatuna: Visiting Galle

Sunday January 19, 2014

The old town of Galle once was a fortress built by the Dutch in 1663. Meanwhile the UNESCO declared it a world heritage sight. Walking through the streets you easily notice the mixture of european and asian architecture, some buildings are colonial style.

It´s nice to walk around, there are a lot of small shops and some impressing churches of former times. Nice views of the town and the surrounding sea you have from the walls of the former fortress. You can take walk upon them and surround all of the city. At 6 p.m. we joined the ceremony of taking down the flat.

There were two young soldiers doing it, and one of them was blowing the small trumpet that awfully, that a dog was starting to howl immediately. It was so funny.

Protestant church of Galle
Protestant church of Galle
Catholic church of Galle
Catholic church of Galle
Light house on the city walls
Light house on the city walls
Walking on the city walls
Walking on the city walls
Inside the city walls
Inside the city walls
Modern life in the old town: Cricket players
Modern life in the old town: Cricket players
Putting down the flag
Putting down the flag

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