SRI LANKA TRAVELOGUE – DAY 3 – MIHINTALE – THE KEYS

by Antonio Gil April. 11, 2019 450 views
one of our fellow travellers was asking if they could open the doors of the Stupa so that we were able to see the inside thereof, but they didn't have the keys, and one of them volunteered to fetch them. So he had to walk down more than 300 stairs and up again just to get the keys – Teresa's picture

one of our fellow travellers was asking if they could open the doors of the Stupa so that we were able to see the inside thereof, but they didn't have the keys, and one of them volunteered to fetch them. So he had to walk down more than 300 stairs and up again just to get the keys – Teresa's picture

and here are the keys

and here are the keys

 and here was the closed door - Teresa's picture

and here was the closed door - Teresa's picture

 the lock - Teresa's picture

the lock - Teresa's picture

the actual key - Teresa's picture

the actual key - Teresa's picture

♫♫ Golden Key - Renaissance ♫♫

In days of old, when knights were bold, this particular knight was leaving for a crusade and called one of his squires: "I'm leaving for the crusade.
Here is the key to my wife's chastity belt. If, in 10 years, I haven't returned, you may use the key as I'm sure she will have needs."

The knight sets out on the dusty road, armored from head to toe. He takes one last look at his castle and sees the squire rushing across the drawbridge, yelling, "Stop! Stop! Thank goodness I was able to catch you. This is the wrong key."

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Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue 6 months, 4 weeks ago

Key story! Wow, nobody would do it in Austria - I'm sure of it! 
#2 & #5 are so funny and illustrations of a fairy tale. Love it ...

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Antonio Gil Replied to Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue 6 months, 4 weeks ago

I was really surprised when they went for the keys that were placed so far away from the Stupa. Thanks Sigrid

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Bethany Plonski 7 months, 1 week ago

What a great story! Hard to believe the size of the keys - I love #2!

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Antonio Gil Replied to Bethany Plonski 7 months, 1 week ago

Indeed. They were impressive. Thanks dear friend

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Björn Roose 7 months, 1 week ago

They must really like sports ... or tourists smile

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Antonio Gil Replied to Björn Roose 7 months, 1 week ago

Hahahaha. They are very kind people.

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Olga Helys 7 months, 1 week ago

#5 WONDERFUL

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Antonio Gil Replied to Olga Helys 7 months, 1 week ago

You are too kind my friend. Have a great weekend Olga

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Olga Helys Replied to Antonio Gil 7 months, 1 week ago

thank Angil
have a nice week-end too

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Olga Helys 7 months, 1 week ago

#2 LOL ... that is an adventure!
GREAT JOB

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Francesc 7 months, 1 week ago

Great work...Interesting keys!!!

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Antonio Gil Replied to Francesc 7 months, 1 week ago

A little different from the usual ones smile Thanks my friend

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Camellia Staab 7 months, 1 week ago

Hahaha! Love the story.  Can you imagine if that poor sole who had gone to fetch the key, had come back with the wrong key...probably would have killed all of you :). Fortunately the keys do stand out so no way to bring back the wrong key. Very nice pose with the keys. The door is gorgeous. Great series and story.

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Antonio Gil Replied to Camellia Staab 7 months, 1 week ago

I didn't believe they would be opening the door, but my fellow traveller was very persuasive. smile Thanks dear Camellia. Next time I will show how this Stupa looks like inside

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