Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka’s famous architect and our big surprise

Geoffrey Bawa (1919-2003) is Sri Lanka’s most renowned architect. His style is called ‘tropical modernism’. Some main characteristics of his work are:

  • concern with nature and natural setting, he wanted his buildings to blend with the environment
  • use of local material, ecologically sound designIMG_1222In Colombo we visited Seema Malaka temple. Today, we are going to see one of several hotels designed by Geoffrey Bawa: the Blue Water Hotel on the west coast, near Colombo built in 1996–1998. Visiting the hotel came with a very pleasant surprise:

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We were told that around 300 guests had been invited to this wedding.

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This outfit was stunning and the young woman agreed to pose for me!!!!

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What a wonderful gift for my blog and a great way to end our trip to Sri Lanka!

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More Sri Lankan brides:

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10 Comments

  1. Bozena Stoch
    July 27, 2017 at 1:18 pm — Reply

    Bardzo ciekawa sukienka panny mlodej. Jakby polaczenie sari i mody europejskiej.

    • July 27, 2017 at 2:22 pm — Reply

      Bozenko, z serca calego dziekuje Ci za komentarze. Mam nadzieje ze czujesz sie dobrze. Pozdrawiam serdecznie.

  2. Chandra
    July 28, 2017 at 2:45 am — Reply

    Beautiful architecture and beautiful wedding guests!

  3. Basia
    July 28, 2017 at 9:01 am — Reply

    So cool!!!!

    • July 28, 2017 at 9:06 am — Reply

      My wedding photography skills!

      • Basia
        July 28, 2017 at 9:15 am — Reply

        We should start a family business!

        • July 28, 2017 at 1:43 pm — Reply

          Of course Basienko, I will look after more exotic weddings, different religions or denominations.

  4. Christina
    July 31, 2017 at 9:53 am — Reply

    Gorgeous wedding

  5. Angie
    August 2, 2017 at 10:42 am — Reply

    Beautiful architecture and yes that outfit was stunning!!

  6. Pulcheria
    August 6, 2017 at 8:47 pm — Reply

    Thank you for capturing such an event. Truly wonderful to see.

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