I have visited Helga's Folly in Kandy many times over years. I always love the entire experience, but am very surprised to read today that the house has been attributed to the "Blow family history"!! Helgas Folly is one of Sri Lanka's Heritage houses, with so much Sri Lankan history, and the only paintings hanging there are of Helga De Silva's ancestors.
Helga married a Blow and has hung some photographs of her late Blow husband and immediate family, and some newspaper cuttings about her blood relations and children, amongst the by far predominantly De Silva Family heritage photographs, of which there are many hundreds! Wonderful history!
Multiple walls are covered with the history of the De Silva family, many of great Sri Lankan historical value, concerned as they are with Helga's Grandfather George E. De Silva, one of Sri Lanka's most loved and revered Statemen.
Very much a Sri Lankan home, it is one of the must see sights and experiences of Kandy with delicious food and amazing ambience!
Sorry to "Bernie540", you are completely mistaken about Helga's Folly history, which has nothing at all to do with the Blow family except as mentioned above. It is all De Silva, all Sri Lankan, and I encourage everyone visiting Kandy to go see and experience this eclectic, artistic, amazing, unique creation, which is also a Sri Lankan home, for yourselves. I am happy to read, Bernie, that you also appreciated and enjoyed Helga's Folly as I always do!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- HF is just a Sri Lankan’s home with some history and color, backed by jungle, and if expecting a regular hotel experience, best go elsewhere.... quite a different concept to a normal hotel. Please be assured that you should be interested in our hospitality, we will be delighted to assist you..Thank You ... more less
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