Saturday, January 11, 2014

The Old Dutch Fort at Galle

Galle is Sri Lanka's most historical "living" city and at one time was the main port of Sri Lanka.  Founded by the Portuguese who discovered it after having been blown off course on their way to the Maldives, it was later taken over by the Dutch who built the fort.  Eventually Galle passed into British hands, but the Dutch legacy remains everywhere, especially in the street names.

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