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Fort Photography

Within the Galle Fort, your muse can be found at every corner. Her people, structures and history...

Galle, Southern Province

Within the Galle Fort, your muse can be found at every corner. Her people, structures and history are distinct. The Fort is the host’s second home. He’ll carefully take you where subject and light meet perfectly.

 

The Galle Fort’s many buildings and places of worship reflect its diverse cultural make-up. We’re all settlers here: from Malays, Dutch Burghers and Tamils, to Sinhalese and the Moors — descendants of Arab Traders. The host belongs to the latter group. He knows the Fort like the back of his hand. The art scene here is vibrant. It’s formally developed here in recent years, with local art forms and folk mediums as its bedrock. This experience is a favourite, as the ocean on one side and the iconic Fort complex on the other, are perfectly suited for a session of inspired photography. A lens-based experience, you get to absorb the Fort’s architectural heritage including its many colonial structures and its iconic ramparts. These streets were once awash with traders arriving from far off lands. Its historic character and feel still intact, today the Fort is peppered with colourful boutiques, galleries and eateries. The host is a photographer who’s developed a style all his own. He knows everything here intimately. It makes this photography experience a chance for you to, not only, hone your skills but, also, to see photography afresh.

 

Get back to the hotel after sundown and engage in a bit of rest and relaxation. The photographs shot at the Galle Fort will speak of your experience in the years ahead.

 

Includes : Host/photographer and water.
Times : Starts at 1600 hours & ends at 1800 hours. (Approx. 2 hours)
Children : Older kids interested in learning.
To Wear/bring : Cool, light clothing & camera.

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Sri Lanka is a tropical island. Therefore, breathable cotton clothing would be ideal. White is considered a clean, pure colour especially when visiting religious sites. Ideally a pair of sturdy sneakers for treks would do whilst a pair of comfy flip flops would do for excursions and sandals would be perfect for the beach or for a casual walk.
Get permission from the proper people before visiting a sacred place. This might be a caretaker, holy person, elder, or the governing agency affiliated with the site. Be aware that even after attaining permission from a governing agency you may be offending indigenous people who may not have jurisdiction over their own sacred sites.
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01.A person may bring any sum of money in foreign currencies into Sri Lanka. This sum could be in TCs, Bank drafts or currency notes. However, if the total of such sum exceeds US$ 15,000, such sum should be declared to the Sri Lanka Customs.

02. If a person wishes to take out from Sri Lanka any sum in exceeds of US$ 5000 in currency notes out of the sum brought in as per (1) above, such person should declare the entirety of the sum brought in, even if it is less than US$ 15,000.
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