A blog about my postcard collections, featuring lighthouses, windmills, flags and more.

Saturday, 16 June 2012

Columbo Clock Tower Lighthouse, Sri Lanka

A postcard showing an old view of the Columbo Clock Tower Lighthouse on the West coast of Sri Lanka.

The tower was first established as a clock tower in 1860; the navigational light was moved to the tower by 1865. The original clock (made by the same manufacturer as "Big Ben") was replaced in 1913. The light was eventually blocked by tall buildings and was replaced by the new Colombo Lighthouse at Galbokka Point.

Thank you Ravindra for this interesting card.

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