KANDALAMA HOTEL FAÃ‡ADE, DAMBULLA, SRI LANKA. PHOTO: ANN PROCTOR – TAASA Review June 2014
immense, like the Sea of Parakrama in Polonnaruwa fed by the Amban Ganga, which permitted multiple rich fertile harvests.
Monasteries and Palaces often featured bathing ponds which fed from these tanks; royal gardens used them as a design feature, such as the renowned Water Gardens at Sigiriya. At Bawaâ€™s Lighthouse Hotel, Galle (199597), an element of surprise is produced by a stunning spiral staircase featuring metal sculptures of animated historical figures from Sri Lankaâ€™s past such as Portuguese and Dutch invaders.
The staircase reaches up abruptly from Bawaâ€™s characteristic sensual elements of rock formation and water pond...