Sunday, 17 January 2010
A VISIT TO A GEOFFREY BAWA GARDEN IN SRI LANKA BY DANNY CALVI AND JOP VAN BENNEKOM
My dear friends Danny and Jop were in Sri Lanka recently, while there they stumbled into this amazing Geoffrey Bawa garden. The garden is so beautiful, that we are more than happy to share it with our readers.
"Although they don't always take you to exactly where you are hoping to go, one of the best ways to get around Sri Lanka is to hire a car and driver. On an excursion from Colombo to Galle, we planned to stop at Geoffrey Bawa's Lunuganga estate for lunch and tour his tropical version of an Italian renaissance garden. Instead, we found ourselves at the gates of Bawa's brother Bevis's estate, Brief. While the former rubber plantation is certainly not on the scale of Lunuganga, its gardens were the site for Geoffrey's early experiments, a series of intricate and lush terraces punctuated the occasional homoerotic sculpture."
Text by Danny Calvi, Photos by Danny Calvi and Jop van Bennekom
Danny Calvi is a graphic designer, art director and musician and has just co-edited Butt's 2010 calendar. Jop van Bennekom is the publisher and editor of Fantastic Man and Butt Magazine. They live between London and Amsterdam.