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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 nature. Show all posts
Showing posts with label nature. Show all posts

04 April, 2017

THE PARADISE FLYCATCHER - VIDEO

The Paradise Flycatcher is a very vigilant bird while waiting on the lookout for prey, it turns its head constantly to catch a glimpse of a fly passing by.



Video by: Nelsonlanka

Sony  NEX 6

18 June, 2016

SRI LANKA - WATERFALLS [DEVON & RAVANA FALLS]

Devon Falls is the 19th highest [94 m] waterfall of Sri Lanka.



Ravana Falls [25m] cascades down a rock surface, creating a beautiful sight.


Pics by: Nelsonlanka

Sony  NEX 6

24 February, 2016

SRI LANKA - LEAVES [IN MY BROTHER'S GARDEN]





Pics by: Nelsonlanka

Sony NEX 6

13 June, 2014

SRI LANKA - BIRD SONGS


A misty dawn in Polonnaruwa in the North Central Province of Sri Lanka, listen to the wake up calls of many a bird.


Video by: Nelsonlanka

Sony  DSC H7

07 March, 2014


The Minneriya National Park is home to a herd of over 300  wild elephants, roaming in the lush greenery and cool waterways of this nature reserve. This gathering of gentle giants, young and old, was filmed close to the Minneriya tank.

Filmed by : Nelsonlanka

Sony  DSC H7


09 January, 2014

SRI LANKA - OLIVER [ CLOSE UP ]


4th January, 2014 8.30 a.m. Oliver posed unconcerned till I captured 200 + shots. Thank you very much, your pictures will adorn my Blog.




Pics by : Nelsonlanka

Sony  DSC H7

17 December, 2013

SRI LANKA - A 49 SECOND VIDEO OF OLIVER THE EAGLE


It's 6.30 A.M. on December 11th, 2013, a misty morning, I spotted our new visitor, the Eagle [ I have named him Oliver ] on the jakfruit tree, on the lookout for prey and made this 49 second movie.


Video by : Nelsonlanka

Sony  DSC H7

27 December, 2012

SRI LANKA - SOROBORA WEWA [ 102 B.C. ]


Sorabora wewa [ tank ], built in 102 B.C., is not a very large tank but the location is breathtaking, the many species of birds that inhabit Sorabora area and the fishing boats add to the beauty of this magnificent, ancient, phenomenon.





Pics by : Nelsonlanka - Sony  DSC H7

            Chathula      - Sony Ericsson Experia [ Panorama ]

13 October, 2012

SRI LANKA - DUTCH BAY [ KALPITIYA ]


Dusk at Dutch Bay Kalpitiya, Sri Lanka, 6th October, 2012. Sand dune adventure by Little Adventures, untouched photographs show the splendor of the sky over this part of the Island.



Pics by : Ashan

Little Adventures

11 October, 2012

SRI LANKA - MONKEYS


Visitors to the Temple of The Sacred Tooth Relic in Kandy are greatly amused by the antics of the monkeys living in the vicinity, they feed on the flowers and tender leaves of the many trees surrounding the temple and handouts from passersby who are amused by their eccentric behavior. Pictures show a family in the shade and an aggressive adult with with a fresh scar on its face.



Pics by : Nelsonlanka

Sony  DSC H7


08 October, 2012

SRI LANKA - IN MY MOTHER'S GARDEN


I am never short of subjects to focus on and click the shutter, ' In my mother's garden '.



Pics by : Nelsonlanka

Sony  DSC H7




23 September, 2012

SRI LANKA - CROCODILES OF WILPATTU


The largest National Park in Sri Lanka, Wilpattu has nearly sixty lakes [ Willu ] spread throughout the park. Crocodiles are the largest residents of these lakes.





Pics by : Vasita



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

23 August, 2012

SRI LANKA - VIBRANT SKIES


In Sri Lanka it's summer all year round and clear blue skies can be seen during the day. The celestial dome turns into a multitude of colors such as orange, purple, red and blue during sunsets.

In beautiful Sri Lanka even the sky is special. 




Pics by : Mohan

Nikon  D 7000





21 August, 2012

SRI LANKA - MONKEYS


The toque macaque (Macaca sinica) is a reddish-brown-coloured Old World monkey endemic to Sri Lanka.


Pics by : Ashan


19 August, 2012

SRI LANKA - VIEW FROM BIBLE ROCK


The sprawling mountains and valleys seen from Bible Rock, the 360 degree view is amazing.


Pics by courtesy : Ashan

Little Adventures

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