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My Favorite High School Hangout: Back 20 Years Later

The Colombo Swimming Club was not only my favorite hangout, but was the hangout of many of my friends.  Every Friday afternoon at my school we would gather around and ask each other “where to tonight”?  It was always the same answer.  The Colombo Swimming Club of course.   The Colombo Swimming Club was our place to relax and get away from the parents.  We could drink a coke by the swimming pool and get burned in the sun.  Occasionally we would use the library but it was usually a hideaway for meeting that boy or girl.  The famous snooker table is still here where the “elders” would constantly get in trouble for smoking over the table.  It was so dark in here that you could sneak in a few kisses with that boy or girl. In the outdoor dinning area our favorite food was chips (french fries) with salt and vinegar.  We constantly had to swat the crows to keep them from eating our food.  Those were the days. DSC_0783 DSC_0779 DSC_0778 DSC_0773

Outdoor Dinning Area

Outdoor Dinning Area

The Main Building The Main Building

The Snooker Table

The Snooker Table

Stairway to the Guestrooms

Stairway to the Guestrooms

The Dinning Area

The Dinning Area

Entrance to the Club

Entrance to the Club

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New Badminton Court

New Badminton Court

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The Volleyball and Basketball Team Goes to New Delhi

English: The eastern side of the famous Taj Ma...

English: The eastern side of the famous Taj Mahal as seen shortly after sunrise. This immense mausoleum of white marble, built in Agra between 1631 and 1648 by order of the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his favourite wife. The building is the most exquisite example of Muslim art and architecture in India. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

The Taj Mahal in the morning, Agra, Uttar Prad...

The Taj Mahal in the morning, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Taj Mahal, a view from the lawn. Taj Mahal, Ag...

Taj Mahal, a view from the lawn. Taj Mahal, Agra, India (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Taj Mahal, Agra, India

Taj Mahal, Agra, India (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Taj Mahal world heritage site in Agra, India.

Taj Mahal world heritage site in Agra, India. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

TajMahal from Agra Uttar Pradesh, INDIA

TajMahal from Agra Uttar Pradesh, INDIA (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Boys basketball team playing

Boys basketball team playing

 

We got an invite from the American Embassy school in New Delhi to play in the South Asian International School Association (SAISA) where we would play against international schools in India and Pakistan. We did not win but we had the opportunity to visit the Taj Mahal.

 

volleyball team New Delhi

Girls volleyball team in front of the Taj Mahal

 

Taj Mahal, Agra, India

Taj Mahal, Agra, India (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 

 

 

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