A pic-tourism of some parts of Lanka – Part I

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At times, colors speak more than words 🙂

-Sriparna

Enough with me talking, folks… This time, I would rather let my pictures do all the talking, about a place I explored from my recent trip to Sri Lanka:)

First Stop: Bentota

(c)Sriparna; The Colombo International Airport!
(c)Sriparna; The Colombo International Airport!
(c)Sriparna; The bats in their natural sleeping habitat!
(c)Sriparna; The bats in their natural sleeping habitat!

 

(c)Sriparna; Induruwa Beach
(c)Sriparna; Induruwa Beach
(c)Sriparna; Some happy crab legs, up on the rocks!
(c)Sriparna; Some happy crab legs, up on the rocks!
(c)Sriparna; A man walking between coconut trees, collecting juice to make the local alcoholic drink!
(c)Sriparna; A man walking between coconut trees, collecting juice to make the local alcoholic drink!
(c)Sriparna; A Tsunami monument!
(c)Sriparna; A Tsunami monument!
(c)Sriparna; A donation from the Japanese... The flag of Japan, Buddhism and Sri Lanka (left to right)!
(c)Sriparna; A donation from the Japanese… The flag of Japan, Buddhism and Sri Lanka (left to right)!
(c)Sriparna; Peraliya Buddha Statue, a Tsunami Memorial...
(c)Sriparna; Peraliya Buddha Statue, a Tsunami Memorial…
(c)Sriparna; A view from the Galle Fort!
(c)Sriparna; A view from the Galle Fort!
(c)Sriparna; One part of Galle Fort!
(c)Sriparna; One part of Galle Fort!
(c)Sriparna; A walk towards the Clock tower, Galle Fort!
(c)Sriparna; A walk towards the Clock tower, Galle Fort!
(c)Sriparna; The Cinnamon plantations...
(c)Sriparna; The Cinnamon plantations…
(c)Sriparna; The news says it all!
(c)Sriparna; The news says it all!
(c)Sriparna; Near the head of the honorable Buddha statue @ Galagoda Sailatharamaya Temple!
(c)Sriparna; Near the head of the honorable Buddha statue @ Galagoda Sailatharamaya Temple!
(c)Sriparna; Inside the temple, there's a story illustration...
(c)Sriparna; Inside the temple, there’s a story illustration…
(c)Sriparna; Before the battle, illustration of a part of the story!
(c)Sriparna; Before the battle, illustration of a part of the story!
(c)Sriparna; the holistic view of the longest reclining Buddha!
(c)Sriparna; the holistic view of the longest reclining Buddha!
(c)Sriparna; The Kande Viharaya temple
(c)Sriparna; The Kande Viharaya temple
(c)Sriparna; the full view!
(c)Sriparna; the full view!
(c)Sriparna; Illustrations inside the temple. Buddha meditating!
(c)Sriparna; Illustrations inside the temple. Buddha meditating!
(c)Sriparna; the architecture inside the temple...
(c)Sriparna; the architecture inside the temple…
(c)Sriparna; innumerable illustrations!
(c)Sriparna; innumerable illustrations!
(c)Sriparna; Galapota Temple!
(c)Sriparna; Galapota Temple!
(c)Sriparna; the tomb architecture...
(c)Sriparna; the tomb architecture…
(c)Sriparna; Inside the temple...
(c)Sriparna; Inside the temple…
(c)Sriparna; people tie these around the tree; a symbolism of their vows.
(c)Sriparna; people tie these around the tree; a symbolism of their vows.
(c)Sriparna; One of the beautiful offerings to Lord Buddha...
(c)Sriparna; One of the beautiful offerings to Lord Buddha…
(c)Sriparna; At Sri Kalyanarama Mahavihara
(c)Sriparna; At Sri Kalyanarama Mahavihara
(c)Sriparna; At the Turtle Hatchery!
(c)Sriparna; At the Turtle Hatchery!
A very sharp toothed elephant!
A very sharp toothed elephant!
(c)Sriparna; As opposed to this previous one, this is a cutie:)
(c)Sriparna; As opposed to this previous one, this is a cutie:)
(c)Sriparna; At the local market.. the stall of dry fishes!
(c)Sriparna; At the local market.. the stall of dry fishes!
(c)Sriparna; And some others...
(c)Sriparna; And some others…
(c)Sriparna; Heading off to the next destination! @Bentota Railway Station...
(c)Sriparna; Heading off to the next destination! @Bentota Railway Station…
Until the next pictorial stop...
Until the next pictorial stop…

What do you think? How much could the pics speak to you?

P.S.– I am an infant at photography… just started learning 🙂

  1. I like you pictures a lot, they are so colorful! Sad to remember the tsunami that devastated those areas, but good that they had support also from other countries.

  2. I enjoy looking at the photos. I have an experience also with a Giant Buddha. That is when we visited Lantau Island in Hongkong. We also visited Chi Lin Nunnery where we saw Buddhist Temples. It is really great to travel! And by just looking at your photos makes me feel I already travelled to Sri Lanka.

  3. It is refreshing to see pics of the true Sri Lanka. I have seen other pics which showed the modern places of Sri Lanka. They were good but I did not get to feel the culture of Sri Lanka. I like the picture of Galle Fort the most.

  4. If I were just to observe the photos, I could say that it might as well have been a part of India. Obviously, I am not so good with geography, but the photos tell me that Sri Lanka and Indian culture is intertwined. Is that no so?

  5. Stunning pics. I have to get there some day! That flower is cannon ball flower and has a very sweet fragrance. The man on the rope awed me! How do they manage to do it?

  6. Your eyes have witnessed the best spot for you have captured all these photos so beautiful. The narration of every photo appears to be very genuine as I see them. I like how you put them all together. I wish I owned that kind of eyes like yours very artistic.

    LaiAriel

  7. It is said that a picture is more than a thousand words. The pictures of Lanka bring out vividly the natural beauty of the Island as well as it colourful and vibrant culture. The serenity of Buddhism as viewed through the pictures of the temples comes across too in full spendour.

  8. Beautiful pictures! I can tell that Sri Lanka is a country of rich culture by just looking at those statues. I can also see breath-taking places there. I wish I could visit it soon!

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