This is Colombo, Sri Lanka. A vibrant city of the island nation, which I call home. It is the capital of Sri Lanka, biggest city and major port, draws together all the colours and cultures that make up this beautiful island nation, condenses them into a patchwork of markets, gardens and buildings both humble and grand, and knocks them against a narrow slab of beach front.
Many of the visitors will appreciate Colombo’s colonial heritage, its fine dining and shopping opportunities, and the dash of urban buzz in an overwhelmingly rural country. Others will tire quickly of the diesel fumes and the modern buildings on Galle Rd, the city’s main artery but there are plenty of cultural and historical attractions in areas such as Fort, Cinnamon Gardens and Pettah.
The photos include city views and travel photographs of Colombo’s sights and attractions. The images below are courtesy of some gifted photographers, who were willing to share and expose their work via a Creative Commons license. My sincere thanks go to all of them.
|Bright day light over the Colombo City|
|Rainy day's sky over the Colombo City|
|Beautiful skyline over the City|
|Evening skyline over the Colombo City|
|Sunset in Colombo City|
|Night lights on in the City|
|Beautiful night sky over the City|
|Colombo lake in the night|
|Ice-Cream seller in Galle Face|
|Galle Face Hotel|
|Rainbow over Bera Lake|
|BMICH in Colombo|
|Town Hall Colombo (CMC)|
|Mosque in Town Hall|
|Old Pettah Mosque|
|Cargills Building an old British Heritage|