THE QUEEN’S TOWER
Also known as Quindah Tower, this tower was built by the Dutch during their rule in Sri Lanka. Located on the southern coast of Delft, at the highest point of the island, the Queen’s Tower was once used as a lighthouse or navigation point by both the Dutch and the British. A chimney-like shaft is found inside the tower, where a fire was lit at the base, creating a vacuum that forced air upwards. It may have been used for fire or smoke signals, or have allowed sailors to see the light from a distance.