Saturday, September 6, 2014

Naval Museum, Trincomalee, Sri Lanka.

Six inch naval guns guarding the Trincomalee harbour. These belonged to the British Colonial Era - 1940s.

The air vents for the concrete bunkers below the gun emplacements.
Similar guns guarded the entrances to the Singapore Harbor where another British Naval base was situated. The Japanese came overland from Malaya and easily captured Singapore during the Second World War.

Friday, September 5, 2014

At the Naval Museum, Trincomalee, Sri Lanka.

In the concrete bunker below a gun emplacement.

Electronic controls for a gun of the 1940s.

Exit from the bunker.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Exhibits at the Naval Museum, Hood's Tower, Trincomalee, Sri Lanka.

A 'Sinker' is the equivalent of an anchor but used to secure a buoy to the sea floor.

'Oerliekon' guns mounted on naval craft.

Propeller Shaft and 'stern tubes'.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Flowers in a home garden, Kosgama, Sri Lanka.

Black colored flowers called 'Sinha mukha' - Lion's face or 'Yakhaa mala' - Devil's flower.

Orchids in bloom

A predator on a flower.