Friday, May 30, 2014

Sights at the Victoria Gardens, Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka.

Tourists joining a 'photo-session' of a wedding group in the gardens. These photos are used to make a 'story-book' albums to record wedding celebrations in present Sri Lanka.

Flowers and colours galore in the Gardens.

We waited about one hour in these gardens. I wish I had spent more time there. It was a sunny day and the colours were very bright.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

On the road to Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka.

St.Claire's waterfalls low in water after the construction of the Upper Kothmale Dam upstream.

The Upper KJothmale Dam.

Downstream from the Upper Kothmale Dam.

Wearer of mask at the Nuwara Eliya Gardens.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

St.Claire's waterfalls and environment, Hatton, Sri Lanka.

'How green is the valley'. The different shades of green with the constantly changing landscape - the effect of sunlight and mist is a delight to watch. You always find peace and serenity if you linger awhile.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Hatton to Thalawakelle, Sri Lanka, and the Devon water-falls.

Railway at Pathana.

Tea plantation.

Devon waterfalls, Pathana.
Pictures from a three day photo-journey which I did, with Dr.Wignaraja, Dr.Kaluaratchie, Dr. David, Dr.Peter and Dr.Mick from Australia.

Monday, May 26, 2014

On the road from Ginigathhena to Hatton, Sri Lanka.

Lush greenery and well tended tea bushes covered in mist greet the visitor.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Rest House, Kithulgala, Sri Lanka, May 2014.

Scenes from 'The Bridge over the River Kwai' filmed at Kithulgala in the 1950s.

The dining hall at the Rest House.

The river flowing near the terrace of the Rest House.

The well cared for lawn.
The Rest House at Kithulgala on the road to Nuwara Eliya has a long history. It had its days of glory when David Lean chose this as a base during the filming of the movie 'The Bridge over the River Kwai'. They built a bridge over the river close by and ran a steam locomotive with carriages, over the bridge. The train was blown up over the bridge using explosive charges. The whole scene was covered by more than six movie cameras. The production was a box office draw.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Weerawila, Sri Lanka.

On the road from Tissa to Hambanthota, Sri Lanka.

A tree lined highway.

Bougainvilla in bloom

Sights at Deberawewa, Sri Lanka.

Ploughing a paddy field using a hand-tractor.

A busy street scene.

A tyre repair shop marked by a yellow painted tyre.

Sights at Tissamaharama, Sri Lanka.

Bathing in the outlet canal from the Tissawewa tank.

Traffic on the Tissawewa bund.

A safari vehicle at Tissa waiting to go into the Yala National Park.


Friday, May 16, 2014

Wayside boutique selling local produce, Katharagama/Kathirkaamam, Sri Lanka.

An empty vegetable stall.

Fire-wood for sale. Most local pilgrims cook their food over a hearth of three stones.

Cotton for use in pillows for sale.

A vegetable and fruit stall.