Colombo City Walks.

A while ago we went on a rather excellent Colombo City Walk arranged by Trekurious.com and run by Mark Forbes.

Here’s a belated, selection of photos from our trek around Fort and Pettah. (photos by Danbee Shin)

Gentrification on Chatham Street

De Mel Building on Chatham Street (contains the excellent Pagoda Tea rooms)

The iconic Cargills building, soon to become a Raffles Hotel

Cargills again

Technicolor ghost-town at Mudalige Mawatha

Gutted

The wonderful HSBC logo featuring opium laden-ships off to profiteer in China, sadly they swapped this logo for the more PC Hexagon in the 70s or so.

The former Whiteways department store at Prince Street.

Lloyd’s Building at Prince Street (now the EPF office)

The Grand Oriental Hotel

The view from the Grand Oriental Hotel

Looking up York Street.

Harbour Stop at the base of the Gafoor Building

Pettah begins

Somewhere off Mainstreet

It’s Xmas

Stepping into the Dutch Period Museum

It’s a real oasis

Now that’s a chandelier

Colombo Municipal Museum

The Wolvendaal Church

and its subtle but attractive stained glass.

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