Christ Church, Mutwal
Consecrated in 1854, the Gal Palliya (‘stone church’ in Sinhalese, for its distinctive dark granite) was the Anglican Church’s first cathedral in Ceylon, and was the seat of the Bishop of Colombo for 116 years until, in 1970, that seat moved to the newly built Cathedral of Christ the Living Saviour, in Cinnamon Gardens. The grounds of Christ Church, now slowly being squeezed by the ever-widening Aluthmawatha that divides it from the Colombo Port, once held the first humble classrooms of what would become St Thomas’ College, Mt Lavinia. Shot in April 2021.

• 16mm • f/8 • 1/160 • ISO100 • 5DMkIV & EF 16-35/2.8L courtesy Canon/Metropolitan.


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