SRI LANKA TRAVELOGUE – DAY 4 – POLONNARUWA

by Antonio Gil May. 31, 2019 675 views
Garden of Archaeological centre

Garden of Archaeological centre

Teresa's picture

Teresa's picture

The Royal Palace of King Parakumba (1153-1186) was constructed as a seven story building, but now only parts of 3 floors remain

The Royal Palace of King Parakumba (1153-1186) was constructed as a seven story building, but now only parts of 3 floors remain

Detail of an ornament of the old wall

Detail of an ornament of the old wall

Model of the Royal Palace – Teresa's picture

Model of the Royal Palace – Teresa's picture

Polonnaruwa Royal Palace Animation – Not a good video but it's possible to see how the palace looked like back then

The ancient city of Polonnaruwa remains one of the best planned archaeological relic cities in Sri Lanka, standing testimony to the discipline and greatness of the Kingdom's first rulers. Its beauty was also used as a backdrop to filmed scenes for the Duran Duran music video Save a Prayer in 1982. The ancient city of Polonnaruwa has been declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO.

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Heike 10 months, 1 week ago

Ruins alway have a special atmosphere, sometimes it's like feeling the past. I love that. #7 really transports a bit of this feeling. Well done!

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Antonio Gil Replied to Heike 9 months, 3 weeks ago

Thanks dear Heike. More ruins to come smile

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Russell Smith 10 months, 1 week ago

Great set. Seeing how it looked in its prime is quite nice. I do not know if I would have ever pictured it looking this way.

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Antonio Gil Replied to Russell Smith 9 months, 3 weeks ago

I wouldn't for sure. It was very different from what I've imagined.

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Bethany Plonski 10 months, 1 week ago

Glad to see #8! It can be hard to imagine what a place like this would have looked like in its prime, but the ruins are beautiful in their own way too. I love the peaceful feeling of #3 and your edit of #7. Also, that is one cute squirrel. smile

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Antonio Gil Replied to Bethany Plonski 9 months, 3 weeks ago

Ruins are not easy to photograph - they are very static and very impressive in 2D. Thanks for the comment dear friend

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Camellia Staab 10 months, 2 weeks ago

What a palace! For some reason it reminded me of Pompeii, probably because of the structures that is left behind from such a massive building. Is that glass in #6?

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Antonio Gil Replied to Camellia Staab 10 months, 1 week ago

The glass is there to protect that fragment of original wall. Thanks dear Camellia

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Francesc 10 months, 2 weeks ago

Fantastic set!

10 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Francesc 10 months, 1 week ago

Thanks my friend. More ruins to come smile

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Jay Boggess 10 months, 2 weeks ago

Seeing ruins like this, always sparks my mind to try to imagine what life must have been for the ones inhabiting that structure, so many years ago......You two always take us to the most interesting and otherwise unknown places! Thank You!!!

10 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Jay Boggess 10 months, 2 weeks ago

I hope to take you to much more places my friend. Thanks for your support

10 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Jay Boggess Replied to Antonio Gil 10 months, 2 weeks ago

We hope You always take us, wherever You go, Amigo!!!
Cheers!

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