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Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Sights and Sounds from Baticaloa

A selection from a collection of photographs taken during a train trip to the Eastern part of the Island of Sri Lanka - Batticaloa.

Let's Start with some Boat Moments

A Fishing Boat at Pasi Kuda - the beach with Gorgeous White Sand


A Fisherman at the Kalladi Lagoon


 At Kaththankudi Beach


Kaththankudi Beach


Pasikuda Beach


Kalladi Lagoon


 Kalladi Lagoon


 Kalladi Lagoon


At the Dutch Fort 


Gorgeous scenery from Gal Oya


An old canon at the Dutch Fort

In to the nights


Into the nights when traveling in the train.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

A day at the National Museum !

 One of the oldest buildings in the country that was turned in to the National Museum. The building it self is around 200 years old and used by the then Governor of Sri Lanka - Gregory. Following are some of the pics taken inside - lot more to upload, but let's be satisfied with these for the moment.


A Step-in Stone carved on stone - around 2000 years old.

These type of Stone carvings were placed at the entrance of buildings - 2000 + Years.


Another Carving at entrance - 2000 + years.


 A stone carved statue of Bodhisatva I guess - around 1500 years old.


A beautiful Carving from Anuradhapura Era - 500 A.D. 

From Anuradhapura Era - 500 A.D. 

  When some others were doing there "jobs" in the jungles, The civilians of SL had decent stone carved toilets :) - 300 A.D.

 More carvings from various eras.

 Lord Buddha's Statue from Anuradhapura Era.

Awesome isn't it ??

  This stature is so clam and awesome - can stare at it till end of time. From Anuradhapura Era.

A golden statue of Alakeshwara - I have no idea who that is :) -  from Anuradhapura Era - one of the most famous statues in Sri Lanka. 

 Another golden statue of a Goddess or a Queen (Tharadevi?)of yesteryear's.

 Nataraj Statue - the Hindu influence from Polonnaruwa Era - 1000 A.D.


 An Ancient Sri Lankan House

One of the best attractions - a stone water filter. Amazing how water drips through solid rock. Anuradhapura era. 

 Swards used in battle - 1200 A.D.

 More recent Weapons - 1,500 A.D.

The Throne of the last King of Sri Lanka - Sri Wickrama Rajasinghe. Made of Gold with Gem Stone decors. 1800 A.D.


The Rickshaw of the first Prime Minister of Sri Lanka - D.S. Senanayake :) - 1950 !!

Let me process the balance photographs and upload.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Colourful !






Some colourful stuff I saw and though was Picture worthy 

Going Green






Green is considered the most soothing colour to the eye. We are lucky that we have a lot of Green around us in Sri Lanka.

Beautiful Moments

The Eye of an Eagle

Look of an Eagle

What are you looking at ??

Deer Me :) !!

Colourful Lovers 

Beautiful Butterfly

 Animals - bring such beauty to the world - that's what we see. But, seldom we know or realize the value they add to the ecology and how they help us live and keep the eco system running.
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