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Olde Ceylon

This Demolition squad caught my eye … though quite a few of them had moved away by the time I plucked up courage to click in front of them!

Walls demolition squad

The building is right next to President’s House where I was waiting to pick him up.  I don’t know why you don’t believe me? Maybe because  I wasn’t there to meet him  🙂 though I wonder if he would have let me drive him if I was.  I mean,  he has opened up the street to the common man and we can actually drive past his gate now. Not possible for many years with the security situation, but possible since he took office.

These  workmen are probably refurbishing in preparation for business moving back into the street – formerly called Prince Street but changed in a frenzy of patriotic post independence fervour to Sir Baron Jayatilleke Mawatha: quite a few mouthful when you have to give directions.

Many buildings are being restored to former glory under a programme which commenced at the end of the civil war. “Glory’ not in terms of modern day marvels of chrome and glass but rather  of historical and cultural glory for these buildings from our colonial past have a charm and character of their own.

Posted in response to Trabloggers MM challenge to find beauty around you.  His last post was on ‘interesting walls’ and this fits in quite well.

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11 comments on “Olde Ceylon

  1. jacquelineobyikocha
    March 12, 2016

    You transform the photo with your words.

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  2. laughtermedicineforthesoul
    February 28, 2016

    Once upon a time, we had some nice architecture in our country, Haiti. Last time when I visited, I was heartbroken when I saw them, completely abandoned, ruined. Truly a shame. At leats, your government understand their worth, and they are taking the proper measure to restore them.

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    • Rambling Rose
      March 12, 2016

      I’m sorry .. I do not see my reply here … hope I did not post reply onto someone else’s s blog LOL
      I too feel sad at the situation in your country. People don’t seem to realise that internal struggles set back your own people by decades when you could be moving faster and future generations can benefit if there is compromise on some issues.
      Also the desire for power is the root of evil .. and sadly many seek power for power sake without a thought for their neigbour or fellow citizens. The people of Haiti have had too much of this. I hope there is some light at the end of the tunnel.

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  4. trablogger
    February 22, 2016

    It was quite a funny pot because of the way you have written it. Anyway you have taken the images of the workers in front of them. Well was it again from inside of your car?! 😉

    Liked by 1 person

    • Rambling Rose
      February 22, 2016

      Do I have to answer that one ?? Yes … it was from inside the car. I felt bad enough to focus on them … imagine me getting out and drawing attention to myself !!

      Liked by 1 person

  5. Rambling Rose
    February 20, 2016

    That’s a nice thought😊 The building must be happy at the facelift and promise of occupancy and life!

    Like

  6. romanyrasquinho
    February 20, 2016

    lovely picture you have caught the moment of suspense – the shade and the light – old and soon to look new – am I imagining that the building looks happy?

    Like

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