Why chasing bawa?

19 July, 2009


I lived all over the world when I was young and every two years we went home to my father’s country, Sri Lanka, to holiday, hotel-hopping and staying in the most sublime places. We did that throughout the war when there were no tourists. The country was going through a tumultuous period of violence and suffering, but what I bring back from those times were the quiet moments, staying calm in the still beauty created by the architect Geoffrey Bawa. You can see his influence everywhere in Sri Lanka. So my memories of Sri Lanka are always that of chasing Bawa.