SRI LANKA TRAVELOGUE – DAY 2 – ANURADHAPURA

by Antonio Gil March. 24, 2019 717 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 10 months, 3 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 10 months, 3 weeks ago

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

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Amy Daniels Replied to Antonio Gil 9 months, 3 weeks ago

😊

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Tim Rogers 11 months, 1 week ago

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

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Antonio Gil Replied to Tim Rogers 11 months, 1 week ago

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

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Bethany Plonski 11 months, 1 week ago

That monkey looks so surprised!smile

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Antonio Gil Replied to Bethany Plonski 11 months, 1 week ago

He looks like an old monk smile

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Marilyn Grimble 11 months, 1 week ago

It's monkey face for me! Mxx

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Antonio Gil Replied to Marilyn Grimble 11 months, 1 week ago

I will tell Teresa. smile

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Maria Oliveira 11 months, 1 week ago

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

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Antonio Gil Replied to Maria Oliveira 11 months, 1 week ago

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

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Camellia Staab 11 months, 1 week ago

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

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Antonio Gil Replied to Camellia Staab 11 months, 1 week ago

Hahahaha. What a funny comment my friend Thank you Camellia

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Jay Boggess 11 months, 1 week ago

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

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Antonio Gil Replied to Jay Boggess 11 months, 1 week ago

Always a pleasure Jay

11 months, 1 week ago Edited
Jay Boggess Replied to Antonio Gil 11 months, 1 week ago

Same here, Amigo!

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Olga Helys 11 months, 1 week ago

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

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Antonio Gil Replied to Olga Helys 11 months, 1 week ago

Thanks for travelling with me my friend

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Jennifer Raknerud 11 months, 1 week ago

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

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Antonio Gil Replied to Jennifer Raknerud 11 months, 1 week 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 11 months, 1 week ago

Thanks for sharing Antonio!
Love the silhouette!

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Antonio Gil Replied to Laurie Madsen 11 months, 1 week ago

My pleasure Laurie. One of may favs too. smile

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Russell Smith 11 months, 1 week ago

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

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Antonio Gil Replied to Russell Smith 11 months, 1 week ago

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

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Francesc 11 months, 1 week ago

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

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Antonio Gil Replied to Francesc 11 months, 1 week ago

That silhouette worked rather well. Thanks my friend

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