SRI LANKA TRAVELOGUE – DAY 1 – VISITING NEGOMBO – THE LAGOON

by Antonio Gil January. 25, 2019 563 views
Playing cricket – the most popular sport in Sri Lanka

Playing cricket – the most popular sport in Sri Lanka

Fishermen in the lagoon

Fishermen in the lagoon

Time to repair fishing nets

Time to repair fishing nets

Teresa's picture

Teresa's picture

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Negombo Lagoon is a large estuarine lagoon in Negombo, south-west Sri Lanka.

The lagoon is fed by a number of small rivers and a canal. It is linked to the sea by a narrow channel to the north, near Negombo city. It is surrounded by a densely populated region containing rice paddies, coconut plantations and grassland. The land is used for fishing and agriculture. The lagoon has extensive mangrove swamps and attracts a wide variety of water birds including cormorants, herons, egrets, gulls, terns and other shorebirds.Lagoon fishing is popular among the fishing community in negombo.Lagoon crabs and lagoon prawns are in high taste and demand.

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José Manuel 1 year, 7 months ago

#6 +1

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Antonio Gil Replied to José Manuel 1 year, 7 months ago

grinning

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Camellia Staab 1 year, 8 months ago

Love your framing on some of the photos. The reflection and colors in #4 hit the spot!

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Antonio Gil Replied to Camellia Staab 1 year, 8 months ago

That one took me a while to get ready to post smile Thanks dear friend

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Björn Roose 1 year, 8 months ago

Interesting point of view in #6 smile

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Antonio Gil Replied to Björn Roose 1 year, 8 months ago

We have to grab all the opportunities that appear my friend smile

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Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue 1 year, 8 months ago

#5 - because of the interesting documentation of human behavior (all over the world): using the feet as extra pair of hands.
#6 - best picture frame EVER!

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Antonio Gil Replied to Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue 1 year, 8 months ago

Thank you so much for your kind appreciation dear friend

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José Manuel 1 year, 8 months ago

#6 +1

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José Manuel 1 year, 8 months ago

#3 +1

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Antonio Gil Replied to José Manuel 1 year, 8 months ago

Imagens emolduradas. Obrigado Zé

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José Manuel Replied to Antonio Gil 1 year, 8 months ago

+1smile+1

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Andi Saw 1 year, 8 months ago

The more I watch your sets, the more I think "This looks so poor", the more I understand how my western bias are wrong and ugly. 
I understand, day by day, there are so many things I don't know, and I need to fill the gaps of my ignorance. 

For example I see mud, and I automatically think "Poor". This is wrong. If I think about it for 2 minutes, I know I would rather live in the nature than in a sea of concrete. (Or in a cabinet with a Jacuzzi = In Nature with alla comforts)
My first instinct is to judge, THEN in think, THEN I look closely, THEN I see. 
Does it make any sense?
I know I just need to learn, but so far, I'm feeling a bad person! 
I'll improve!
Thank you for travelling and making me a better person, one picture of the time. blue heart

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Antonio Gil Replied to Andi Saw 1 year, 8 months ago

Travelling should always make us better and more tolerant persons. It's natural for the human beings to look for better conditions, but happiness is a totally different thing.

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Andi Saw Replied to Antonio Gil 1 year, 8 months ago

I agree! blue heart

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Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue Replied to Andi Saw 1 year, 8 months ago

It's normal to compare foreign everyday life with a well known lifestyle and see the difference. NO, you are not a bad person!  You try to understand, not to judge!
On the other hand I really hate people, who get the chance to travel around the globe and judge from a personal idea of superiority. I think, they should stay at home and don't pollute the world by traveling by plane and/or by spreading bad opinions.
Last week I met such a stupid person, who should have stayed at home. This person did complain about the food almost for an hour, because bread, drinks and the way to spice the food were different from the food the person is used to. I would have given my right arm to spend three weeks in this country! I wouldn't have complained a bit, in the contrary I would have enjoyed the difference and the new expierence! And of course I would have shot 10.000 pictures instead of 400. *SIGH*

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Francesc 1 year, 8 months ago

Fantastic set ...I love the composition and  reflections on the river

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Antonio Gil Replied to Francesc 1 year, 8 months ago

Thank you my friend. Thanks for your support

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Jay Boggess 1 year, 8 months ago

WOW! Amazing how many people, fish & birds seem to thrive in this area! Pretty hardscrabble existence, compared to what we're used to, but looks like they are making the most of it. Loved the video!

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Antonio Gil Replied to Jay Boggess 1 year, 8 months ago

This is a very rich area fish wise. Later on I will show you the fish market. Thanks for your words my friend

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Amisha Shukla 1 year, 8 months ago

Fabulous photography!!

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Antonio Gil Replied to Amisha Shukla 1 year, 8 months ago

Thank you so much my friend

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