Saturday, November 17, 2012

Various flowers of Sri Lanka.

The 'Kandyan dancer' orchid.



A flower found in the wet-zone of Sri Lanka and carried by children in 'Peraharas'  of the village temples, crying 'Saadhu, saadhu, mal Perahara'.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Canoeing, sailing at Water's Edge, Colombo, Sri Lanka.


'Water's Edge' near the Parliament is the venue for leisure activities in Colombo. It has walkways, flower stalls, boating and any number of snack bars. There is a 5 star hotel and a Golf Course close by.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Acts of penance, to Goddess 'Paththini', Avissawella, Sri Lanka.

Cradle of ropes.

Suspended by hooks in the skin.
Acts of penance or acts to fulfil a vow are parts of religious traditions from times immemorial. Here is one such scene from a Hindu religious procession to Goddess 'Paththini'.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Two scenes in Sri Lanka.

Hindu religious procession, Avissawella.
Watchers of a sunset at the Galle-Face beech, Colombo

Women carrying brass pots filled with milk in a Hindu religious procession, Avissawella.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Scenes at a plants shop, Weliveriya, Sri Lanka.

Cannon of wood and concrete.

Garden layout.
By the side of the highway between Weliveriya and Balummahara in Gampaha is this plants for sale point. It has quite a choice for the keen gardener.

Monday, November 12, 2012

A brass-bowl and a water-lily, Sri Lanka.

Brass bowl with carrier.
 The above was an item very popular in Sri Lankan households 50 years ago. It was kept on a table and held keys among other small utensils.
A yellow coloured water-lily.
A rare color imported from Thailand and for sale at various points in present Sri Lanka.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Haldumulla on the Balangoda - Badulla road, Sri Lanka

The highway through the town.

A hill seen from the town.

Tea-break of travellers.
Haldumulla is a town before Beragalla on the road to Badulla. It is a stop-over for weary travelers.