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Quote - Joseph Pulitzer

"PUT IT BEFORE THEM BRIEFLY SO THEY WILL READ IT, CLEARLY SO THEY WILL APPRECIATE IT, PICTURESQUELY SO THEY WILL REMEMBER IT AND, ABOVE ALL, ACCURATELY SO THEY WILL BE GUIDED BY ITS LIGHT" ***** JOSEPH PULITZER *****
DISCOVER - SRI LANKA: PROLOGUE

IN PRAISE OF MY BEAUTIFUL ISLAND,
INFORMATION, PHOTOGRAPHS AND VIDEO.

THE 13th CENTURY VENETIAN TRAVELER MARCO POLO DESCRIBED THE ISLAND AS 'THE JADE PENDANT IN THE INDIAN OCEAN'. THE ABUNDANCE OF GEMSTONES, SPICES, RAIN FORESTS AND WILDLIFE; THE MAGNIFICENT BEACHES, ANCIENT RUINS AND A WRITTEN HISTORY OF OVER 2500 YEARS MAKE THIS ISLAND A TOURISTS' PARADISE.

THE RUINED CITIES OF ANURADHAPURA AND POLONNARUWA ILLUSTRATE THE GLORY OF THE ANCIENT KINGDOMS. THE GIGANTIC STUPAS AND BUDDHA STATUES ARE AMONG THE BIGGEST MAN MADE STRUCTURES OF THE WORLD. THE MASSIVE RESERVOIRS, BUILT BY ANCIENT KINGS TO IRRIGATE THOUSANDS OF ACRES OF LAND, ARE MARVELS OF HYDRO ENGINEERING. THERE ARE EIGHT UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITES IN SRI LANKA

THE ISLAND WAS KNOWN TO THE GREEKS AS 'TAPROBANE' AND TO THE ARABS AS 'SERENDIB'. EARLY MERCHANTS VISITED THE ISLAND IN SEARCH OF GEMSTONES AND SPICES, MAINLY CINNAMON AND PEPPER. COFFEE AND TEA PLANTATIONS WERE STARTED BY THE BRITISH COLONIAL RULERS. CEYLON TEA IS FAMOUS THE WORLD OVER.

TOURISM INDUSTRY IS A MAJOR MONEY SPINNER FOR THIS BEAUTIFUL ISLAND. THE VAST EXPANSE OF BEACHES, RAIN FORESTS AND NATIONAL PARKS WITH HERDS OF WILD ELEPHANTS, THE CENTRAL HIGHLANDS WITH LITHE WATER FALLS, BRING IN THE TOURISTS. THE ISLAND IS DOTTED WITH HUNDREDS OF HOTELS TO ACCOMMODATE THE TRAVELER. AN ISLAND OF 25,000 SQ; MILES HAS 103 RIVERS AND 25000 RESERVOIRS, MOSTLY MAN MADE. WITH VARYING CLIMATIC CONDITIONS THIS IS TRULY A 'SMALL MIRACLE'.

" THE ISLAND OF SRI LANKA IS A SMALL UNIVERSE, IT CONTAINS AS MANY VARIATIONS OF CULTURE, SCENERY AND CLIMATE AS SOME COUNTRIES A DOZEN TIMES ITS SIZE........I FIND IT HARD TO BELIEVE THAT THERE IS ANY COUNTRY WHICH SCORES SO HIGHLY IN ALL DEPARTMENTS - WHICH HAVE SO MANY ADVANTAGES AND SO FEW DISADVANTAGES. LOVELY BEACHES, BEAUTIFUL LANDSCAPES, IMPRESSIVE RUINS, A VIBRANT CULTURE AND CHARMING PEOPLE- NO WONDER SRI LANKA IS A SMALL MIRACLE ".***** Arthur C. Clark *****




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08 August, 2016

SRI LANKA - ANTIQUES

Antique hat rack and exquisitely carved window, woodwork over one hundred years old!



Pics by: Nelsonlanka

Sony  NEX 6

18 April, 2015

SRI LANKA ANTIQUES - SINGER SEWING MACHINE


This Singer sewing machine bought in 1874 is in pristine condition, the Singer Company was founded by I.M.Singer in 1851 in New York, U.S.A. It was renamed Singer Manufacturing Company in 1865.






Pics by: Nelsonlanka

Sony  NEX 6

28 November, 2013

SRI LANKA - ANTIQUE WEAPONS


World war II British cannon on display at the Royal Palace Park, Kandy.



Pics by : Nelsonlanka

Sony  DSC H7

12 July, 2012

29 November, 2011

SRI LANKA - ANTIQUES [ ANCIENT FANS ]


The overhead fan made of thick cloth fitted to a plank, which has to be moved to and fro, by an aide, to send cool air to the diners at the table. Photographed at a house of an aristocrat of the 1920s.


Pics by : Nelsonlanka
Sony  DSC  H7

Photoshoot co-ordinated by : Udumbara Mapitigama

18 November, 2011

SRI LANKA - ANTIQUES


Civil disputes were solved by the provincial Chieftains appointed by the Government Agents in colonial Ceylon during the British era. Photograph shows a dais used by a presiding Chieftain in a Provincial Court House.



Pics by : Nelsonlanka

Photoshoot co-ordinated by : Udumbara Mapitigama

08 November, 2011

SRI LANKA - ANTIQUES


Ornately carved main door of a house built during the 1920s.


Pics by : Nelsonlanka

Photoshoot co-ordinated by : Ajithsen

05 November, 2011

SRI LANKA - HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS


A document signed on 7 th March, 1916 by the Officer Administering the Government of the Island of Ceylon, [ of the British Empire ], His Excellency Reginald Edward Stubbs. Signed on the day Mr.K.W.M.M.B.Mapitigama was appointed as the ' Ratemahathmaya ' [ Provincial Chieftain ] of Paranakuru Korale.



Pics by : Nelsonlanka

Photoshoot coordinated by : Udumbara Mapitigama

27 October, 2011

SRI LANKA - ANTIQUES [ EBONY FURNITURE ]


Well over 100 years old, these exquisitely carved antique furniture have been turned out by carpenters with dexterous hands. These fine works of art are made entirely of wood from the once abundant Ebony tree.


Pics, courtesy : Asoka

10 October, 2011

SRI LANKA - ANTIQUES


The gramophone, invented by Thomas Alva Edison in 1877, was a dominant audio reproducing machine until the 1980s.


Pics by : Nelsonlanka

Sony  DSC  H7

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