Showing posts with label Sri Lanka.. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Sri Lanka.. Show all posts

Monday, December 14, 2015

Scene from the highway from Meepe to Bope, Sri Lanka.

Sight of 'Sri Paada' - 'Sivanolipaadha malai' - Adam's Peak

On a clear morning the elusive sight of this sacred mountain sends one to ecstasy. The green paddy fields, the distant mountain range and the solitary peak which resembles an 'infants soother' are sights one never forgets.
I  took this picture two days ago.
From time immemorial sailors saw this mountain as the first glimpse of 'Serendib'. Steeped in mystery and legend this attracts pilgrims from all the over the world.
I have climbed the peak and rung the ceremonial bell at its top twice.

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Sri Lankan 'wallker' of the last century, Avissawella, Sri Lanka.

This was the wooden device used to train a child to walk in the 1940s in Ceylon.Any village carpenter could turn this out. This had to be used on sandy soil to give friction to the wheels.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Sights in a Kosgama house, Sri Lanka.

'Varichchi' house under construction.

Kitchen utensils hanging from a nail on the wall.

Seeds of the Jak fruit awaiting cooking.

Scorpion Orchid flowers.