Sunrise Over Galle Bay, Sri Lanka
The morning sun peeks through an approaching rain squall, as seen from the Sun Bastion of the 17th century Galle Fort. This bastion is one of the three largest strongpoints of the fort, built by the Dutch in 1667, shortly after the fort’s capture from the Portuguese. Named the Zon or Sun Bastion, it replaced the original Portuguese Sao Lago Bastion; built to dominate the Port of Galle, with 17 cannon emplaced by 1760. On the right, you can just make out the base of the Zwart (Black) Fort, the bastion commanding the approaches to the port. Galle, September 2016.
For more on the Galle Fort, see my cover story, Climbing the Walls, in the January 2016 issue of Serendib, the inflight magazine of SriLankan Airlines.