This is a monument erected at the entrance to the fort. There are two entrances; This one is called the 'new' one thought it's reasonably old now.
This is a long shot taken from the outside. You can see the old clock tower, and one bastion.
The red-fronted bus you see to the right is a local transport board bus. Last time I visited there, they have got rid of most of the old busses like these.
A part of Galle port, as seen from Fort. The hilly area is a part of unawatuna, and the neighborhood areas.
The circular platform that can be seen on grass is a cannon mount.
Just another photo of outside wall.
The wall is lighted up by the flood lights in the night.
When we were in still schools, friends from different local schools used to play Cricket on a grass place just inside the wall to the right, at the foot of the mound next to the clock tower.
This is a photo taken from almost the same place, but to the opposite direction.
A part of the bay is seen; The white buildings that are seen far away across the bay are buildings at Galle harbor.
Another shot at bay; Near the 'old' entrance to the fort, there is another smaller jetty, and a fishing harbor. A part of this jetty can be seen here.
The hilly area that's seen at the other side of the bay is Rumassala.
A close look at the jetty. This might have been very busy in the old times, as the main jetty that provided logistics for Dutch people.
Now it's a popular place for swimming practice for school kids.
Galle international cricket stadium.
To preserve the archeological beauty of fort, government does not allow to build any pavilions that might cover Fort.
A picture from the other end; Galle public park.
To the right of the water is the mouth of old canal. In the open area below, people play football and other games in the evenings ....