National Museum, Colombo by golftragic

National Museum, Colombo

A huge rambling British-era building complex full of antiquities.
Imagining this place in its heyday, full of life and movement.
February 14th, 2019  
A glimpse of days gone by.
February 14th, 2019  
Nice capture...
February 14th, 2019  
Looks rather massive! The courtyard could use some attending to- but I'm sure the antiquities were really interesting to see. Nice shot.
February 14th, 2019  
@casablanca Yes, that would've been quite something I'd imagine. It's trying hard, but a little sad.
February 15th, 2019  
@onewing Very much so. At least the Raj-era buildings are in better shape than those in Myanmar.
February 15th, 2019  
@pdulis Thanks
February 15th, 2019  
@olivetreeann It's bloomin' huge and rambling. Some of the antiquities are quite interesting, but the whole place is rather old-fashioned and dull IMHO. Needs someone familiar with modern notions of museums - and the money to do it with, of course. There's some fabulous stuff in there, but the presentation is like the museums of my childhood.
February 15th, 2019  
Great old building :)
February 15th, 2019  
@gilbertwood Sure is, but looking a bit shabby unfortunately. It has a very interesting history, built back in the Victorian era.
February 15th, 2019  
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