SRI LANKA TRAVELOGUE – DAY 2 – ANURADHAPURA

by Antonio Gil March. 24, 2019 547 views

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♫♫ Sri Lankan Folk Music ♫♫

Lesson in a Temple

Copyright © Kaveesha Ruwindi

Walking on the sandy yard…

Protected from the burning sun by the shelter of the Bo leaves…rustling:

Dancing in the wind.

Stray dogs walk about; in this place like heaven.

Ponies graze under the thick trees.

Breathtaking; each sight to fill your heart with love,

Fragrant…flowers and incense sticks fill lungs with happiness…

The little oil lamps… giving light to guide through life.

And the sound of prayers, chanted by endless pilgrims…

Heard across the temple grounds.

Statues of heroes, warriors, kings…, and a princess –

Walls… speaking out the history through endless pictures from the tiles to roof.

Each piece of wood, elegantly carved, tells the elegant craftings once built.

The yard, all rocks and sand, burns hot in mid-day.

Little children run, but the Thero in their calm, steady pace –

Teaching, yet again a lesson of patience.

And the Stupa itself, tells yet another lesson as it stands high:

To stand high as one nation.

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Amy Daniels 7 months, 2 weeks ago

Antonio I enjoy the way your photos bring me into what’s happening in them. It’s like reading a great novel 😊

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Antonio Gil Replied to Amy Daniels 7 months, 2 weeks ago

OH, what a beautiful comment my friend. Thank you so much

7 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Amy Daniels Replied to Antonio Gil 6 months, 2 weeks ago

😊

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Tim Rogers 7 months, 3 weeks ago

Live the monkey photo, but I hate those sneaky little monkeys 😆

7 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Tim Rogers 7 months, 3 weeks ago

These ones were calm, the red face ones were much more aggressive. Thanks mate

7 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
Bethany Plonski 7 months, 4 weeks ago

That monkey looks so surprised!smile

7 months, 4 weeks ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Bethany Plonski 7 months, 4 weeks ago

He looks like an old monk smile

7 months, 4 weeks ago Edited
Marilyn Grimble 7 months, 4 weeks ago

It's monkey face for me! Mxx

7 months, 4 weeks ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Marilyn Grimble 7 months, 4 weeks ago

I will tell Teresa. smile

7 months, 4 weeks ago Edited
Maria Oliveira 7 months, 4 weeks ago

Tocante, a natureza sempre a surpreender e o fotógrafo também!

7 months, 4 weeks ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Maria Oliveira 7 months, 4 weeks ago

Obrigado Maria. As tuas fotos neste blog ficavam ótimas. Pensa nisso

7 months, 4 weeks ago Edited
Camellia Staab 7 months, 4 weeks ago

Another great tour of Sri Lanka and just like the monkey in the last photo, I too am in shock smile

7 months, 4 weeks ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Camellia Staab 7 months, 4 weeks ago

Hahahaha. What a funny comment my friend Thank you Camellia

7 months, 4 weeks ago Edited
Jay Boggess 7 months, 4 weeks ago

Love the variety in this post! Lovely verse and such beautiful folk music......Always a treat You Two!!!

7 months, 4 weeks ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Jay Boggess 7 months, 4 weeks ago

Always a pleasure Jay

7 months, 4 weeks ago Edited
Jay Boggess Replied to Antonio Gil 7 months, 4 weeks ago

Same here, Amigo!

7 months, 4 weeks ago Edited
Olga Helys 7 months, 4 weeks ago

#1 is my fav!
Thanks for this great and wonderful trip!

7 months, 4 weeks ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Olga Helys 7 months, 4 weeks ago

Thanks for travelling with me my friend

7 months, 4 weeks ago Edited
Jennifer Raknerud 7 months, 4 weeks ago

I love the dogs just lying about.  They look very happy among the people.  It just looks happy.

7 months, 4 weeks ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Jennifer Raknerud 7 months, 4 weeks ago

All the dogs we met in Sri Lanka were kind dogs, and they were many. Thanks dear Jennifer

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Laurie Madsen 7 months, 4 weeks ago

Thanks for sharing Antonio!
Love the silhouette!

7 months, 4 weeks ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Laurie Madsen 7 months, 4 weeks ago

My pleasure Laurie. One of may favs too. smile

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Russell Smith 7 months, 4 weeks ago

#3 is quite lovely and #2 is quite striking to me . Thank you for sharing more from Sir Lanka

7 months, 4 weeks ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Russell Smith 7 months, 4 weeks ago

They take their praying mission very seriously. My pleasure Russel.

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Francesc 8 months ago

Excellent mix set...I love the shadows of the third one...Great work antonio

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Antonio Gil Replied to Francesc 7 months, 4 weeks ago

That silhouette worked rather well. Thanks my friend

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