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
Technicolor ghost-town at Mudalige Mawatha
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
Somewhere off Mainstreet
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.