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Galle Photo Album #2 – Views from Galle

 

View from atop Moon Bastion, Fort, looking west at Galle Harbor and the hills of the Southern Province seen in the distant background. Moon Bastion is in the foreground. About here took place a bloody hand-to-hand engagement during the successful Dutch siege of Portuguese defences in 1640.

[picture,  courtesy Windsor & Jacky Morris, UK]

 

View from Star Bastion looking inland, north-west corner of Galle’s latter 17th/early 18th century Dutch Fort.

[picture,  courtesy Windsor & Jacky Morris, UK] 

 

View north across former Victoria Park towards Galle town, from near Moon Bastion.

[picture,  courtesy Windsor & Jacky Morris, UK] 

 

 

Rampart walk along the west side of the old Dutch Fort, looking south from Star bastion towards Aeolus Bastion where a modern lighthouse (just out of sight) wich replaced a much older British colonial lighthouse near the Aeolus Bastion came down in the early 1930’s, sadly, costing the life of the lighthouse keeper who plunged from the top into the sea.

[picture,  courtesy Windsor & Jacky Morris, UK]

 

 

Another view from Star Bastion looking north-west from the old Fort.

 [picture,  courtesy Windsor & Jacky Morris, UK]

 

View south from Moon Bastion, looking into the heart of the old Dutch Fort. The New Oriental Hotel (NOH) which was used in 1684 as a Dutch officers’ quarters is at extreme left; the gabled 18th cent. Dutch Reformed Church (DRC) is next, then the much more recent (later 19th century) All Saints’ Anglican Church, and then the modern (early 1930’s) Lighthouse, and finally the top of the early 20th century Mosque just visible to the right of it.

[picture,  courtesy Windsor & Jacky Morris, UK]

 

View of Galle Fisheries Harbor from the Fort ramparts with the International Sports Stadium to the lower left.

[picture,  courtesy Windsor & Jacky Morris, UK]