Boxing Day Tsunami Photo Museum, Sri Lanka
On boxing Day in 2004, I think we all remember the incredible destruction caused by a tsunami all over SE Asia. Sri Lanka certainly did not escape the carnage.
The country has come back from the destruction. When you remember they have also had a civil war in the last decade, it is very impressive to see the recovery. Not to say a casual ride along the coast is bare of examples of destroyed buildings. You can still see shells of concrete buildings, but they are the exception.
We were in transit when I saw this sign.
The museum was started by a Danish expat and survives on contributions. It is very moving and impressive. You walk around in this old house in a very somber mood.
We walked out of this museum, after making a decent donation, in quite a somber mood. I think that was the intent.
Thanks for reading. Share this with a friend. Next time you see a natural disaster on TV, be glad it wasn’t in your neck of the woods and try to contribute a few bucks to the recovery, please.
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