2153 – The Dutch Burgher Union

The Dutch Burgher Union is a social club in a 1908 colonial building – with a cafe and courtyard, not far from the office where I am working in Colombo. I stopped there for dinner on the way home and on the table nearby a father was having dinner with his two kids. I just managed to squeeze in this quick drawing while I waited for my meal. I confess I didn’t know, but Burghers are a small Eurasian ethnic group in Sri Lanka descended from various Europeans (including the Dutch obviously) who settled in what was then called Ceylon.



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