Up close and Personal

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Sri Lankan Seascape

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Zooming in on the butterfly

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Nikon D610, Tamron 150-600mm @ f/6.3 ISO 400 1/125
Photographed in Colombo, Sri Lanka in June this year

Design Detail

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 A follow up to my contribution from last week, this design, one of several 100 if not 1000 of stone carvings seen at the Independence Hall in Colombo Sri Lanka.

Open Architecture

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This 10,000 square foot structure known as the Independence Hall was completed in 1953 to commemorate Sri Lanka’s independence from Great Britain gained in 1948 and is located in Colombo and was designed to follow traditional Sri Lankan architectural style and patterns

Colombo Skyline

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Colombo Skyline, photographed from Mount Lavinia Hotel, Sri Lanka

Temple Reconstruction

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Temple Reconstruction, Kandy – Sri Lanka

1669 AD Dutch Galle Fortifications – Sri Lanka

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Misty Mountains of Kandy

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Kandy, the hill capital of the Island of Sri Lanka was also the Kingdom of Kandy from 1469 till 1815, rich in history, culture and biodiversity the city has a very special place in my heart having been my childhood home

Temple Of The Tooth

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Temple of the Tooth, Kandy – Sri Lanka

The Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic or Sri Dalada Maligawa in my mother tongue Sinhalese, is a sacred Buddhist Shrine situated in the city of Kandy in Sri Lanka, a World Heritage Site.
The octagonal building, the main focus here and the surrounding structures have history dating back to the early 1500’s and as much as it has been a site of religious worship it was also home to the last Kings of Sri Lanka before the British finally managed to do what the Portuguese and the Dutch failed to do by overthrowing the Kingdom of Kandy and ruling the entire Island by 1817.
(For those of you who read this far I’d also state a minor fact that Kandy was also the city of my birth so it holds a special place in my heart.)