Dutch Reformed Church (Galle).

The Dutch Reformed Church of the Galle fort, also known as the Groote Kerk, is one of the oldest Protestant churches still in use on the island. It was built by the Dutch in 1755 and is paved with tombstones from the old Dutch cemetery. The church garden itself is beautiful and haunting, with lush grass in the center flanked wall to wall by stone tablets.

Here are some photos of this startling church which is, for obvious reasons, one of the most visited places in the fort.

Beautiful stained glass work, best in the evening light
Honeycomb floors
Interesting checkered stained glass
Tombstones in the floorwork
A vintage church organ from 1760
Cane pews
A tombstone of the many in the garden, preserved over centuries
There is a rock pathway in the garden to walk on and study the tablets
The church front
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