Many holy places have impressive locations, and the Buddhist Cave Temples of Dambulla, Sri Lanka are, without a doubt, uniquely located.
In all our years of travel we’ve learned that no matter where we are on the globe, we can rarely predict what’s going to come out of a child’s mouth … especially if we’re holding a camera. And there’s the joy.
First and foremost, thank you for a wonderful week. Your response has been fantastic. You’ve helped us choose 4 of our 5 entries for Capture the Colour 2013. Yesterday’s winner for the WHITE category
As you may remember, the wonderful Jo over at Restlessjo invited us to enter some of our photographs in Capture the Colour 2013, and bless your hearts, you’ve been helping us select an entry for each
She is a study in concentration. Hands on the controls, tentatively shifting gears, pink sari flying in the breeze. This young woman is my hero! Why? She’s learning to drive a tuk-tuk in a country where few women dare to drive! I’m sitting on our balcony in Ella, watching the kids across the field play …
If you ordered a Buddhist temple with everything, it would look like the Gangaramaya Temple. Buddhist temples span the spectrum from downright plain to elaborately decorated, and this one is definitely at the high end.
When we arrived at the temple we could tell that a celebration was taking place. Blaring music, people chatting, and kids scurrying about wearing special-occasion clothes. A Buddhist wedding. The time-honored Sri Lankan Poruwa