Thursday, February 23, 2017

SRI LANKA ~ Lighthouse and Old Pier - Talaimannar ~

... Great card nr 4 from the series "Unseen Sri Lanka"... this time a coastal view with fishermen... the place where Sri Lanka and India almost meet... with nice matching stamp... Thanks a lot Ravindra!! ヽ(ヅ)ノ

The Talaimannar Lighthouse is located close to the Talaimannar Pier on Mannar Island in northern Sri Lanka. Built in 1915 by the British, the 19m white lighthouse has a round cylindrical concrete tower with lantern and gallery.

The Talaimannar Pier was the terminus of a ferry service to India across the very shallow Palk Bay. The ferry service was part of the Indo-Lanka Railway service, where passengers and goods were ferried between Talaimannar and Dhanushkodi on Rameswaram Island in India. The Talaimannar Pier is now mainly used by the Sri Lanka Navy and local fishing boats.


Lighthouse and Old Pier
(Issued 02-12-2016)

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