73 Galle Road, Colombo 3
Last updated by savan on 9 August 2012
The beauty of any city lies in its ability to transport you from one world to another in the space of a few meters. London, New York and Paris are famous for their collections of little worlds and communities - turn down a street, an alleyway, and you can enter what seems a completely different universe.
It might not be quite on the same scale, but Colombo too can transport you; spend an afternoon pushing through the pavements (or lack thereof) of Pettah and then walk the few meters to Hilton hotel’s lobby and order an iced tea, the contrast couldn’t be higher.
But that’s perhaps a crude example. Actually the city offers much more beautiful and subtle contrasts, some that you can just stumble into.