This is a temple enroute to Galle (from Tangalle). The clouds were just amazing as I got off the cab to get this picture.
Right after this comes Taprobane Island. “What’s that?” you ask? Well Taprobane is ‘Sri Lanka’ in Greek. 30 kms short of Galle, is this small island, which has a solitary villa on it – which has been inhabited by celebrities for long and short periods. Below is the shot of the island. Excuse the blur, it was from my already delayed cab heading to the airport. Promise to send better pics when I stay there… soon! : P
The sun hid when the clouds rolled in. Rain caught us alone on the beach, but not unaware. The umbrellas defended us bravely, but to their discredit, barely. Being drenched had its own merits. One of which was being able to capture this frame! More soon!
“If you wanna shoot, shoot! And then better buy some greens!”
This was in a local Sunday market close to Tangalle (South Sri Lanka), with many local producers coming from around to sell their produce and wares. The simultaneous sounds of the hawkers trying to attract the customers and the smell of rain filled the tight little marketplace.
The cacophony didn’t seem to bother, as for me it was photographic goldmine (with the trusty 5D of course : ).
Around 80 kms away from Tangalle is one of the larger national parks in south Sri Lanka, called the Uda Walawe National Park.
Amidst the herding elephants, migrating birds, shifty reptiles and all other things wild, lie several patches of natural beauty. Or hang on, all of the above lie amidst the natural beauty ;)
Went there for the afternoon tour (yes, laziness persisted) but I would surely recommend the crack of dawn tour if it were there, because the light would be gorgeous.
Close to the hotel I was staying at, and just shy of a gorgeous virgin beach, i found these abandoned structures looking rather moody.
Local classrooms? Handicraft manufacturing stations? Village banquet hall?
Your guess is as good as mine. Though they did remind me of an era gone by.
Good times. Good times.