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March 7, 2007

Dambulla: Monkey Business

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A monkey right outside the Dambulla (Sri Lanka) caves.
Looks like he might have been the role model for Mr. Spock?

June 3, 2005

Mihintale Buddha

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Mihintale Buddha
The giant Buddha statue of Mihintale.

June 2, 2005

Mihintale Steps

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Mihintale
Only a few kilometres from Anuradhapura is Mihintale which is generally regarded as the place where Buddhism was first introduced to Sri Lanka.
The stairway leading up to the famous Buddha statue (cf. “Mihintale Buddha“) has 1840 steps.

April 9, 2005

Sigiriya: the lion rock.

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Sigiriya - lion rock
From the lion’s paws forming the entrance, it is a steep climb to a plateau 200 metres above, where you can see the remains of the ancient fortifications.

March 22, 2005

Anuradhapura: Abhayagiri Dagoba

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Abhayagiri Dagoba, Anuradhapura
The Buddhist “dagoba” once was among the greatest of its kind, but now it is completely overgrown.
A stupa is a Buddhist monument, normally housing a relic. In Sri Lanka, the stupas are called “dagoba”.
This one once housed the famous tooth relic now venerated in the Temple of the Tooth in Kandy.

March 13, 2005

Loha Prasada

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Loha Prasada in Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka.

March 2, 2005

Reclining Buddha

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Reclining Buddha, Polonnaruwa, Sri lanka
a close-up of the famous reclining Buddha of Polonnaruwa.
The Buddha statue lying on its stone cushion is actually 14 metres long.
By the way, the reclining Buddha depicts the moment when Buddha enters the Nirvana - at the end of his life.
A sitting and a standing Buddha statue are nearby.

December 23, 2004

Juggler in Kandy (Sri Lanka)

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artist in Kandy, Sri Lanka
A juggler balances 5 rotating dishes on sticks.
Seen in Kandy, Sri Lanka

December 11, 2004

Bowing Dancer (Kandy, Sri Lanka)

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Bowing Dancer, Kandy, Sri Lanka
A dancer bowes after the dance in Kandy, Sri Lanka.
The photo was taken on the same occasion as the one of the dancer in motion with and without flash.
more pictures from Sri Lanka

November 26, 2004

Blue Mood

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A rather meditative atmosphere…

November 20, 2004

Dancer II

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Ceylonese Dancer, Kandy
Another shot of the dancer I portrayed before. This time, I used a flash combined with a long exposure time.

November 12, 2004

Reclining Buddha

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Reclining Buddha, Sri Lanka
The reclining Buddha of Polonnaruwa (Sri Lanka) at night.

November 2, 2004

In Motion: Traditional Dance

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Dancer in Kandy, Sri Lanka.

November 1, 2004

Photos from the Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage

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bathing elephants at Pinnawela elephant orphanage, Sri Lanka
12 years ago, in 1992, I visited the Pinnawela elephant orphanage in Sri Lanka.
Now, rescanning some images from Sri Lanka brought back some very fond memories!
Pinnawela elephant orphanage is a truly unique institution that raises motherless young elephants.
Of course, there now also are many growm-up elepjants at Pinnawela and it is a special experience to see all the big and small elephants take a bath in the nearby river..
The “stars” of the orphanage are the baby elephants however, who already wait for their bottle(s) of milk and the special treat, a sweet rice ball.
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baby elephant at Pinnawela gets his/her bottle
Read about Pinnawela elephant orphanage at the Absolut Elephant
I was glad to read that Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage will not only be maintained but even upgraded.
Also, I was quite surprised to read how the dung produced bythe elephants helps to finance the Pinnawela orphanage - in the form of business cards!

July 5, 2004

Sri-Lanka Pictures

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Pictures from Sri Lanka
Buddha statues in Dambulla.
You find pictures from Sri Lanka at the main photo gallery.



    

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