Sunday, March 20, 2011

Colombo Port Area pics

Port area in Colombo was fully deserted on a Sunday afternoon. It was nice to see the clean roads and majestic buildings. They are somewhat similar to Mumbai Port area (around church gate, Gateway of India etc)

Just sharing few pics of the building in and around Port area, Colombo, capital of Srilanka
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Above: Clock tower and Srilankan Pharmaceutical corporation building in Port area, Colombo. Below: A view of the port, from a distance. (We couldn’t go inside or nearer due to security reasons)colombo-port
Naturally port areas are commercial hubs. The location houses several banking  institutes, including Standard Chartered, HSBC, SBI, Indian Bank and few Srilankan Banks.Llyods-Building-colombo
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A view of the deserted streets during a Sunday afternoon
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Other posts in SL Series: Srilanka Travelogue: Part 1 * Part 2 * Frequently asked questions
Ramboda Waterfalls Hotel * Srilankan newspapers on Sunday * Brett Lee in Colombo *

14 comments:

Dhineshkumar S K said...
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Dhineshkumar S K said...

Nice Pictures Sir.!!

Team G Square said...

Wonderful pics .

magiceye said...

looks like panaji, goa!

Shrinidhi Hande said...

Thanks Dhinesh, TGS and Deepak

Lakshmi Rajan said...

Hmmm have the familiar colonial feel to it ...

Arti said...

Looks beautiful... Nicely captured!

Shrinidhi Hande said...

Thanks Arti and LR

Purba said...

Looks so pristine....where are all the people?

Shrinidhi Hande said...

People r enjoying their sunday off...

shande said...

I guess it's called Fort Area not Port Area :)

Shrinidhi Hande said...

Shande,

I believe it is Port area only..

Fort refers to king's command centre-say palace and high walls around it- like Bekal Fort etc...

Port refers to an entry point- airport, waterport etc

Ranjan's sikh and cricket blog said...

Just to correct something. This whole area is called Fort. It is called Fort because this is where the fort of Portugeese existed. Colombo was a Moor city that had trade relationship with coromendel cost in India.Later Portugese captured city knowing jolly well the significance. The area close to Colombo harbour is the "Port area" within Colombo " Fort" area

Shrinidhi Hande said...

Thanks for your inputs Ranjan

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