Barber Shop Photos 14 – Gateways in Galle

This week, I was looking back through the photos I took in Sri Lanka, and I noticed that during the last couple of days of the trip – particularly in Galle on the South West coast – I found a lot of gateways. I’m not sure there was any rhyme or reason to this, I think it’s just that there are a lot of funky old places walled up behind the fort!

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First we have the entrance to the post office. I loved the juxtaposition between the encroaching trees and the faded paint. The top notch roofing work was pretty solid too!

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This gate can be found along the walls of Galle Fort, not far south of the main traffic entrance to the Old Fort district. The area is blocked off although I can’t imagine it’d be hard to bypass. That said, you can see pretty much everything by walking around the fort walls.

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I loved this doorway framed by trees. It really brought out the Portugese influence of the Fort.

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A hidden garden guarded by a less than effective gate near the Galle Lighthouse.

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The original entrance to the fort decorated with moss and mould. One of the coolest spots around the fort thanks to the nearby harbour.

 

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