SRI LANKA TRAVELOGUE – DAY 4 – A SURPRISING VIEW FROM THE HOTEL

by Antonio Gil May. 23, 2019 414 views
we'd arrived very late at the hotel and we were surprised by a gorgeous view when we woke up

we'd arrived very late at the hotel and we were surprised by a gorgeous view when we woke up

Our always present mosquitoes – Teresa's picture

Our always present mosquitoes – Teresa's picture

Cormorants - Teresa's picture

Cormorants - Teresa's picture

Teresa's picture

Teresa's picture

Video - Fishermen Casting a Net On Bendiwewa Lake in Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka

THE LAKE HOTEL

Right by the lake shore, this elegant two-storey hotel offers sublime views of the lake Bendiwewa.

Spread over 3 acres of landscaped gardens, The Lake Hotel overlooks the scenic Parakrama Samudra Sea in Polonnaruwa.

Parakrama Samudra (or King Parakrama's sea or the Sea of King Parakrama) is a shallow reservoir, consisting of five separate reservoirs(thopa, dumbutulu, erabadu,boo, katu tanks) connected by narrow channels in Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka.

The northernmost reservoir is the oldest and referred to as Topa wewa (Sinhalese wewa = lake or reservoir) built around 386 AD. The middle section Eramudu wewa and the southernmost portion, at the highest elevation, is Dumbutula wewa, both sections were added and the reservoir expanded during the reign of King Parâkramabâhu I.

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José Manuel 5 months, 2 weeks ago

#4 +1

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Antonio Gil Replied to José Manuel 5 months, 2 weeks ago

Obrigado Zé

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Bethany Plonski 5 months, 3 weeks ago

What a beautiful set, such a tranquil feeling to all of the images. Except for the mosquitos...that is unreal!

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Antonio Gil Replied to Bethany Plonski 5 months, 3 weeks ago

Every silver lining has a cloudsmile Thanks dear Bethany

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Marsha 5 months, 3 weeks ago

Gorgeous scenes! Love all the calm, subtle colors of nature you captured.

5 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Marsha 5 months, 3 weeks ago

Thanks for your insightful words dear Marsha. More to come

5 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
Berckmans Peter 5 months, 3 weeks ago

Quite a view to wake up to.

5 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Berckmans Peter 5 months, 3 weeks ago

Especially because we didn't know what to expect. Thanks Peter

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Camellia Staab 5 months, 3 weeks ago

Beautiful captures from an exceptional view. But I must add that #2s flying visitors does destroy the beauty of the area.

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Antonio Gil Replied to Camellia Staab 5 months, 3 weeks ago

Every silver lining has a cloud smile

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Russell Smith 5 months, 3 weeks ago

#6 is quite beautiful. #2 If my wife saw this one there is 0 chance of me being able to talk her into going because if there is one Mosquito within 10km it will find her and ignore me.

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Antonio Gil Replied to Russell Smith 5 months, 3 weeks ago

One of the girls who travelled with us had the same issue with mosquitoes smile Thanks dear friend

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Jennifer Raknerud 5 months, 3 weeks ago

#3 The tree is magnificent!!  Such wonderful captures!  Breathtaking images.

5 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Jennifer Raknerud 5 months, 3 weeks ago

It looked like a hundred trees coming together in just one. Thanks Jennifer

5 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
Francesc 5 months, 3 weeks ago

Great images...I love the last one...Wonderful tree

5 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Francesc 5 months, 3 weeks ago

First time I saw trees like these too. Thanks my friend

5 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
Olga Helys 5 months, 3 weeks ago

#2 #5 IMPRESSIVE

5 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Olga Helys 5 months, 3 weeks ago

#5 is also my favourite. Thanks dear Olga

5 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
Bill Baird 5 months, 3 weeks ago

Gorgeous indeed, all of them. Have 8 people pick favorites you might have 8 differing selections,,,,, and all glad they missed being eaten alive by the mosquitos. lol

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Antonio Gil Replied to Bill Baird 5 months, 3 weeks ago

I agree with you on the favorites pick, and that's why I post more than one picture at a time smile Thanks for the good humoured comment my friend

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Joe Zink 5 months, 3 weeks ago

OMG, the mosquitoes!
Jeez, no thanks...
I really like #8 in this series, everything is so sharply in focus!

5 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Joe Zink 5 months, 3 weeks ago

And I was still with sleepy eyes smile Thanks dear Joe

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