Thursday, March 3, 2011

City Tour

The largest city in Sri Lanka is Colombo. Formerly known as Ceylon, it was once ruled by the Portuguese, Dutch and British as is evidenced in its architecture.

On our first day there, we took a city tour by bus.

Once a British hospital, this building is now a museum.

The old Parliament building with a guard on duty.

A beautiful white stone home with gorgeous flowers cascading over the ledge.

This old house was actually a Chinese restuarant and is where we had lunch.

Back at the hotel, while the kids enjoyed a refreshing dip in the pool.

I refreshed myself with one of these. :)

Good times! Hope your day is happy. Best wishes and blessings, Tammy

17 comments:

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

Happy Birthday to you! A bit belated I know. It sounds like you had a wonderful birthday!!
I just got an email from some friends that recently moved to Sri Lanka. They're loving it there :-) Your photos are beautiful.
Blessings,
Marcia

Diane said...

What beautiful buildings Tammy. I especially like the hospital/museum. Hope you're having a good week. Diane

Pam said...

Thanks for sharing your great photos. I always enjoy reading about your travels.

Serena said...

Beautiful photos, Tammy....some lovely buildings! Heineken would have been a nice thirst quencher.

A Vintage Chic said...

What a beautiful city, Tammy! I always enjoy the photos you share of your travels--you're such a great photographer, my friend!

Wishing you a most wonderful day...

Julie

Linda said...

Truly a world away from where we are! :)

Glad you had good travels,
Linda

Claus said...

thank you for sharing! I'm always marveled at the beauty and wonders in corners of the world only know exist because of my geography class! And here I am, learning about it through friends who are lucky enough to be able to go there, and kind enough to share it with the rest of us.
have a lovely day!!

Susan said...

Thanks for the great tour, Tammy. The pool looks fabulous. The beer doesn't look too bad, either. Susan

gail said...

Oh Tammy I am living vicariously through you-how exciting to see all these exotic wonderful places! And I love the Chinese restaurant-beautiful!
hugs,
gail

Phyllis said...

Wow - look at that architecture. I love the white building with the greenery in the second photo. So pretty.

Sure sounds like you had a nice time.

Jan said...

A girl after my own heart.....how refreshing!

Beautiful buildings Tammy. WOW, the flowers are so georgeous, too! I think my fav is the old hosipital.

Oh, and the pool is quite lovely. I can see you sitting there enjoying the kids splashing about....with the Heineken.

Hope your laundry is done and that you didn't get sick from the trip.

Ceylon is such a beautiful word...wonder why they changed it? It brings images of Anna and the King, doesn't it?

Have a lovely day my friend. And thanks for sharing your life!

Hugs,
Jan

Julies Knit and Sew Corner said...

Cheers Tammy. Thank you for sharing, I always enjoy your pictures. best wishes Julie.C

crochet lady said...

Thanks for the lovely tour!

glor said...

What beauty. Thanks for always sharing and giving us the opportunity to see what we otherwise would never be able to see.

Maria said...

A very pretty place - thanks for letting us see through your eyes

Mariette said...

Dearest Tammy,

Very informative and funny that you drink a Dutch beer... Well, it is available world wide I know that; just the thought of something from my birth country.

Love,

Mariette

Anonymous said...

Once again, even the look of the buildings is different that I would have expected. Really, the buildings are lovely with so much green and color to decorate them. How wonderful!! It looks like a very relaxing place to be for sure. What were temps like. It had to be better than Kuwait and Doha...

Love,
Renee

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