Tag Archives: sri lanka

Watching life go by

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vaisakh festivities Sri Lanka

What: A large mural depicting the life & times of the Buddha
Where: Colombo, Sri Lanka
When: May 2011

Photo credit: Poonam C
Camera: Sony DSC-T10

Traveller’s tale: During the days preceding the birthday of Lord Buddha (Vesak/ Buddha Poornima) and after, we saw these huge temporary murals and lanterns all across Sri Lanka. They carried images depicting his life, his teachings and messages of peace.

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Bird’s eye view

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Golden Buddha at Dambulla in Sri Lanka

What: Top of the Golden Buddha statue as seen on the hike upto the Dambulla caves

Where: Sri Lanka
When: May 2011

Photo credit: Poonam C
Camera: Sony DSC – T10

Traveller’s tale: The huge golden Buddha statue rests at the entrance to the Dambulla caves. As we climbed higher, we realised how high the statue really was. The crown of the statue’s head towered above the tree cover surrounding it. The Dambulla caves further up were certainly worth the climb.

Body parts

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shop signs in srilanka wethattravel.wordpress.com

What: Shop sign advertising ‘body parts’ (in fine print: of automobiles)
Where: Sri Lanka
When: May 2011

Photo credit: Poonam C
Camera: Sony DSC-T10

Traveller’s tale: While driving through Sri Lanka, we came across many such signs which had only these two words on them. It’s probably obvious to the locals but to us, visitors, it was a bit startling and then of course, funny! 🙂