Saturday, February 22, 2014

Friday, February 21, 2014

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Toys of the 1940/50s, Sri Lanka.

A wooden toy cart.
'Nadai-vandil' T - Walking trainer for a toddler made of wood.

What a ride a dried arecanut leaf frond gave us on mother earth.  

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Hosehold items 1950s, Sri Lanka.

'Mookkupperny' T-'Tin vessel with a nose' - used extensively in the North of Sri Lanka in the 1940's. It was made of brass. The contents were poured into a mouth with the head thrown back. Contamination of the vessel by 'echchil' T, 'Kela' S - spittle was thus avoided.

Pestle and mortar and Grind stones made of granite used in house-holds in the 1950s in Sri Lanka.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Batticaloa, Sri Lanka, sights.

Entrance to the old Dutch Fort.

A cannon at the Fort entrance.
At eventide.

The old 'Kallady' bridge.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

'Thalduwa Manor', Avissawella, Sri Lanka.

 A holiday home near Thalduwa, Avissawella. An old planters bungalow converted to accommodate visitors.
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