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    british
  • The Britons (sometimes Brythons or British) were the Celtic people living in Great Britain from the Iron Age through the Early Middle Ages.Koch, pp. 291–292. They spoke the Insular Celtic language known as British or Brythonic.

  • The British (also known as Britons, informally Brits, or archaically Britishers) are citizens of the United Kingdom, of the Isle of Man, one of the Channel Islands, or of one of the British overseas territories, and their descendants.

  • Of or relating to Great Britain or the United Kingdom, or to its people or language

  • Of the British Commonwealth or (formerly) the British Empire

  • the people of Great Britain





    hotel
  • A code word representing the letter H, used in radio communication

  • An establishment providing accommodations, meals, and other services for travelers and tourists

  • A hotel is an establishment that provides paid lodging on a short-term basis. The provision of basic accommodation, in times past, consisting only of a room with a bed, a cupboard, a small table and a washstand has largely been replaced by rooms with modern facilities, including en-suite

  • In French contexts an hotel particulier is an urban "private house" of a grand sort. Whereas an ordinary maison was built as part of a row, sharing party walls with the houses on either side and directly fronting on a street, an hotel particulier was often free-standing, and by the eighteenth

  • a building where travelers can pay for lodging and meals and other services





    malta
  • a republic on the island of Malta in the Mediterranean; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1964

  • An island country in the central Mediterranean Sea, about 60 miles (100 km) south of Sicily; pop. 398,000; capital, Valletta; official languages, Maltese and English

  • (maltese) a native or inhabitant of Malta

  • a strategically located island to the south of Sicily in the Mediterranean Sea











The Mount Lavinia Hotel Sri Lanka




The Mount Lavinia Hotel Sri Lanka





The Mount Lavinia Hotel, in Mount Lavinia, Sri Lanka is a 275 room star class hotel, having a history of more than 200 years. Its address is 100 Hotel Road. The original building was build in 1806 by the then British Governor of Ceylon Sir Thomas Maitland as a governor's mansion. Since then the house has become one of the oldest and famous hotels in Sri Lanka. An extension was carried out in the past decade by Construction Mogul U.N.Gunasekera.

When Sri Lanka (then Ceylon) was under British rule, the governor in charge during the period of 1805-1811 was Sir Thomas Maitland attracted a place at "Galkissa" (Mount Lavinia) and decided to construct his palace there.

During this time the governor Sir Thomas Maitland fallen love with a dancing girl named Lovina who had been born to Portuguese and Sinhalese parents. When the construction is going on governor instructed to made a secret tunnel to Lovina 's house which located close to governor's palace. The tunnel's one end was inside the well of Lovina's house and the other end goes to a wine cellar inside the governor's palace. When the governor came to reside there the two lovers met secretly using the tunnel.

Sir Thomas Maitland left Ceylon in 1811 and gone for Malta, where he lived and died as a bachelor.

After some time in 1920 the tunnel was sealed up and the Gypsy village that surrounded the Governor’s mansion developed into a modern bustling city. Later the city of "Galkissa" named as "Mount Lavinia" referring to the name of beautiful Lovina.[1]

During World War II the hotel used as a military hospital by the British Army. Following the war in 1947 "Mount Lavinia Hotel" was re-established. Some scenes of the film The Bridge on the River Kwai where filmed at this hotel.














Street in Valletta




Street in Valletta





The Poet Lord Byron described the City of Valletta as "the City of Stairs, Smells and Bells". I always remember that quote with a smile when I'm walking around the narrow streets of this Unesco World Heritage Site City. You can spend days photographing 500 years and different eras of history. One of the amusing things I find about Valletta is the laundry hanging in balconies. Large houses from the time of the knights were converted into small flatlets housing large families who often don't have access to the roof, so
they hang their colourful laundry out to dry in their just as colourful balconies.

I would just like to add a small detail. The houses on the left of the photo, including the two small hotels (2 star) seen here, have the most amazing view over the Grand Harbour which is one of the most beautiful natural harbours in the World.









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