Sunday, May 25, 2014

Rest House, Kithulgala, Sri Lanka, May 2014.

Scenes from 'The Bridge over the River Kwai' filmed at Kithulgala in the 1950s.

The dining hall at the Rest House.

The river flowing near the terrace of the Rest House.

The well cared for lawn.
The Rest House at Kithulgala on the road to Nuwara Eliya has a long history. It had its days of glory when David Lean chose this as a base during the filming of the movie 'The Bridge over the River Kwai'. They built a bridge over the river close by and ran a steam locomotive with carriages, over the bridge. The train was blown up over the bridge using explosive charges. The whole scene was covered by more than six movie cameras. The production was a box office draw.