Little bit of background. I read about this famous Sri Lankan architect called Geoffery Bawa. There's even a city walk about him. However, I'm too cheap and too stubborn to pay for that so I decided I'd set out on my own. I don't think any of the buildings that follow are his but they are cool nonetheless and when my internet gets back up to speed I will track his stuff down.
First thing out this morning, along the promenade I saw a very wizened old guy trying to extract a kite from a lamp post with a long stick and a metal hook. I could not bear to stand there and watch Mother Nature take her course. I half expected upon my return to come across a smoldering old sarong and a few tuffs of hair!
|The old Cargill's...the Costco of Colombo!|
|I love a man in uniform!|
|Total cost: $1.75.|
|Took 15 minutes and 3 tugs to dock and unload.|
On a side note, I have kind of felt like Judas betraying Christ these last couple of days. You see it is one of the few places in the world where Canadians aren't that popular. They are nice to us individually but they do not like our stance vis a vis the LTTE etc.. So quite often when I am out, I say I came from the US, (which technically is not a lie) but now I tell them I am from whichever place pops into my head. Already this morning I have been American, Dutch and German. Gawd, no wonder I'm so tired!
*apologies to Dr.Suess!