Galle Southern Province, Sri Lanka

Galle is a major city in Sri Lanka, situated on the southwestern tip, 119 km from Colombo. Galle is the administrative capital of Southern Province and is the district capital of Galle District. (The population is 99,478 in 2011.)

Map of Galle

Map of Galle

Stayed in the Closenberg Hotel.

Stayed in the Closenberg Hotel.

Colonial Hotel Closenberg Galle, the guest at the hotel was only me.

Colonial Hotel Closenberg Galle, the guest at the hotel was only me.

I took a walk around the hotel, the next morning. There was a small arbor on shore.

Views of surrounding the hotel. A youth took a rest in the arbor. He was in a journey around Sri Lanka by bicycle.

Views of surrounding the hotel. A youth took a rest in the arbor. He was in a journey around Sri Lanka by bicycle.

Going to the Galle Fort from the Hotel Closenberg.

Going to the Galle Fort from the Hotel Closenberg.

Map of Galle Fort

Map of Galle Fort

Map of the ramparts

Map of the ramparts

Galle Fort, in the Bay of Galle, was built first in 1588 by the Portuguese, then extensively fortified by the Dutch during the 17th century. The fort has a rich history, and today has a multi-ethnic and multi-religious population.

Old Gate of Galle Fort

Wandering around the Galle fort. Old Gate of Galle Fort

A street in Galle Fort area

A street in Galle Fort area

Hospital Street

Hospital Street

Galle Lighthouse

Galle Lighthouse

Beautiful and old Meera Mosque inside Galle Fort

Beautiful and old Meera Mosque inside Galle Fort

The Flagrock Bastion of Galle Fort

The Flagrock Bastion of Galle Fort

A couple of the taxi driver.

A couple of the taxi driver.

I met a couple of the taxi driver on Rampart Street. The wife spoke English well. They are not rich, but looked happy.

Pedlar Street. Thomas Gall International School. Chief Engineer’s Office Galle Range. The central northern bastion, called the Moon Bastion, it has a clock tower.

Pedlar Street. Thomas Gall International School. Chief Engineer’s Office Galle Range. The central northern bastion, called the Moon Bastion, it has a clock tower.

Galle Fort

Galle Fort

All Saints' Church in Galle Fort

All Saints’ Church in Galle Fort

Galle Library Established in 1832 and Dutch Church

Galle Library Established in 1832 and Dutch Church

Dutch Church and its Interior

Dutch Church and its Interior

Rampart Hotel and the front door, I had lunch here.

Rampart Hotel and the front door, I had lunch here.

The Light House, Leaving Galle Fort.

The Light House, Leaving Galle Fort.

Outside of the Galle Fort.

Outside of the Galle Fort.

Nearby fish market of the Galle fortress.

Nearby fish market of the Galle fortress.

Fishermen and small fishing boats of the coast.

Fishermen and small fishing boats of the coast. Fshermen and sellers were the contented look.

A roadside small fish market of the coast.

A roadside small fish market of the coast.

Left the fish market for old town of Galle city.

Left the fish market for the old town of Galle city.

After the old town, I left the Galle city for the commercial capital and largest city of Colombo.

Flora and fauna of the Galle city.

Flora and fauna of the Galle city.

 

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