Helicopter cockpit view of Colombo
The perceptive among you might notice that there’s something missing from these images. Like the World Trade Centre towers by the Bank of Ceylon “cylinder”. The fact is that these pictures are old (note I didn’t say “very”). Definitely late 20th century – if you can estimate the time frame from the pictures you know where the comment box is. I won’t age myself further other than to say that I was a kid when I took these pictures from a hastily borrowed Pentax. Flying in a helicopter is definitely a highlight of any child’s life. I’m no acceptation.
We had taken off from Ratmalana airfield and covered Colombo and later Koggalla air field that day. There was a picture of me with a humiliating haircut standing in-front of the chopper with the pilot (an ex- SLAF guy with the coolest sun-glass in the universe). Even if I find it there’s no way in hell its going to end up on the web
Through the looking glass has some more recent (2007?) aerial shots of Colombo.
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