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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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Showing posts with label birds. Show all posts
Showing posts with label birds. Show all posts

19 March, 2017

SRI LANKA - SHOOTING FROM MY WINDOW [PARADISE FLYCATCHER]

The Paradise Flycatcher with rufos, white and black plumage and a prominent crest.






Pics by: Nelsonlanka

Sony  NEX 6 [55-210mm]

23 August, 2015

SRI LANKA - PHOTOGRAPHY [DOVE COURTSHIP]

The Spotted dove makes a flutter when flying off the ground and likes to glide down to a perch. This bird, with white spots on the back of the neck and wings, is common to many parts of the Island






Pics by: Nelsonlanka

Sony NEX 6, 55-210mm

18 June, 2013

SRI LANKA - BIRDS FROM MY WINDOW




Pics by : Nelsonlanka

Sony  DSC H7

20 September, 2012

SRI LANKA - BIRDS OF SORABORA


Herons, storks, cormorants, eagles and king fishers are a common sight near lake Sorabora in Mahiyangana.





Pics by: Nelsonlanka

Sony  DSC H7

16 July, 2012

SRI LANKA - COMMON OUTDOOR SIGHTS


Common outdoor sights in beautiful Sri lanka where nature is teeming with vibrant life forms, depicted below water monitors, butterflies and birds.




Pics by : Druvi Weliwita


Cannon  SX 30  IS

05 July, 2011

28 June, 2011

SRI LANKA - BIRDS [ YALA NATIONAL PARK ]


The multi colored bee eater and hawk, common sights at Yala National Park.


Pics by : Gerrit,Netty,Hans and Hanneke [ Belgium ]

Sri Lanka Tour, May 2011

09 May, 2011

SRI LANKA - BIRDS [ THE COUCAL ]

The visitor in my garden today, the Coucal is a species of Cuckoo
found in this part of the world.





Pics by : Nelsonlanka
Sony  DSC  H7

10 February, 2011

SRI LANKA - SPOTTED DOVE



The Spotted dove is commonly found throughout
the Island and very often seen in close
proximity to human dwellings




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    Sony cybershot  DSC  H7

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