Getting back to the wonderful world of Fort here is another of the city's most beautiful and neglected buildings.
A sad example of conversion done wrong this amazing piece of architecture- a monumental, off white wedge sticking out between the port and York street once housed Caves – the country's premier bookshop. A few years ago the building, now the subject of multiple court cases, was turned into a car park. So the beautiful display windows, still emblazoned with the ornate gold lettering of a century ago reveal only parked motorcycles and Japanese sedans. At least the building is still standing and the upper non- car park floors play host to the occasional rave/party
. As such this is one of Colombo’s most interesting creative spaces worth keeping in mind if you want to host a unique party/event.
The small remaining non-car park section also houses the Harbour Stop, superior local-food spot,