In Mannar you have many layers of cultures with their own styles of arcitecture
The colonial style
The Portuguese-Dutch fort
The Catholic stile
The Lonely Planet author entering the church
The big brother is watching you
That picture I dedicate to Obe. The facade of the oldest Catholic church.
The Hindu way
Contemporary secular architecture
Another fancy one
A fancy fence - not that rich people to build a fancy house but at least rich enough to erect a fancy fence
Not that fancy fence... but to compensate that - the fancy gate
Bit worn but still of style
Worn but at least concrete...
...as only the poorest have the palm fence
But as a matter of fact the palm fence, especially palmyrah fence is probably the most beautiful one
The same fence in closer look
Here some more pictures of nice natural fences
Palmyrah forest at Keeri beach - the place where the fences come from
Seldom you can spot some indications to the war fought recently
But what is hidden behind all those high fences?
The answer: the Banana bloom
The life in Mannar villages
The village which name Mirjam could not pronounce, far less I can write