Take a guided journey around Colombo with a focus on Sri Lanka's great architect, Geoffrey Bawa. Visit his home and his other notable buildings in the city.
Your tour of Bawa’s Colombo begins at Number 11, the hub of Geoffrey’s city life. Your host is very knowledgeable on Bawa but also his notable friends on the art, architecture and textile scene, such as Barbara (Barefoot), Minette (1st female architect) and Ena (batik). You will discover those that worked for him still look after the house and some of the countless stories to be told. Continue to Gallery Café and appreciate another of Bawa’s triumphs over a drink. Finally visit Seema Malaka Temple on Beira Lake, which he redesigned in the 1970s and end your tour with either an exhibition (if there is one on) or a trip to Barefoot.
- An insight into the life and work of Sri Lanka's most distinguished architect.
- Visit a small collection of his achievements including his own house, Number 11.
- Hear about artist friends such as Barbara Sansoni and Minette and Ena de Silva.
Includes: Host, drink (Gallery Cafe), No.11.
Duration: 2 Hours
Season: All year
To wear/bring: Light, cool clothing, camera.