Friday, October 19, 2012

Dalada Maligawa, Kandy, Sri Lanka

Crowd of white-clad devotees outside the Dalada Maligawa, Kandy.
Looking out from the Maligawa
The first picture shows the garden in the former Governors Residence in the distance. Now it is called the President's residence. The second picture was taken from a balcony on the first floor looking towards the Kandy Lake. You can see the Queen's bath now converted to a Police Station.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Embakka Dewala, Kandy, Sri Lanka.

Notice-board at the entrance to the Dewala
An 'Ambalama' - resting hall on the way to Embekka Dewala.
Resting places for wayfarers called 'Ambalama' in Sihalese from the Tamil word 'Ambalam' was a feature of life in old Sri Lanka. Journey by foot or bullock cart needed these places where pilgrims could rest, sleep or have their meals.

Monday, October 15, 2012