Among Colombo's many landmarks, Galle Face Green remains the most vibrant. As the sun sets, this coastal park at the edge of the business district in Sri Lanka's multicultural commercial capital springs into life.
Families saunter across the flat stretch of green and brown patches. Some nibble on spicy delicacies made with fried prawns, while others lick ice cream cones. The sky is dotted with colorful kites, dipping or rising in the winds that roll off the sea along the green's 500-meter promenade.