Friday, April 30, 2021

PIDURANGALA - ancient monastery, rock temple

 Massive rock formation of Pidurangala stands two kilometers to the north of Sigiriya, the rock fortress atop of which King Kasyapa ruled the island country of Ceylon in the 5th century. Both are prominent projections protruding from the jungle floor surroundings.

My trusty friend Kosala Weheragoda (should have been a sherpa) and I scaled the mighty temple rock fortress together.

Monk's eye evening view of Sigiriya from atop Pidurangala

Jungle floor view of Pidurangala...

Pidu' on the left, Sigiriya on the right...

Lion motif at temple entrance

Temple details along the way...


Giant reclining Buddha on side of mountain loosing his veneer

inner sanctum

Have a nice day!

Monday, February 22, 2021

The Power and the Glory

 

 I recently finished hanging these seashore images collected literally around the island of Sri Lanka. The exhibition theme was 'Coastal Lanka'. Here are the chosen ones plus a few I felt bad about leaving out...



























Like my Grandmother used to say,

'Ain't nature grand?'





 

Friday, January 29, 2021

A little glam...

I'm getting so fed up with these masks covering up the beauty of these lovely island people. They used to call it the 'island of smiles'... So, here is a refreshing throwback (deserving an update) featuring two beauties, Bianca Iz and Nadeeka Perera... a touch of glam

Nadeeka

Bianca








Have a nice day...

Friday, December 4, 2020

Chitrasena Dance Company

What a treat! Some years ago I had the priveledge of attending (with my camera) the Chitrasena dancers rehearsing for an upcoming performance. Still carrying on their tradition of excellence, today. Here are a few pix from that memorable day. 

 

Upeka, the heart








     Thanks, Upeka