SRI LANKA TRAVELOGUE – DAY 4 – POLONNARUWA – THE COCONUT SELLER, LOTUS POND AND A LIZARD

by Antonio Gil July. 03, 2019 567 views
The sling is her weapon to chase away the monkeys that try to steal the coconuts she was selling

The sling is her weapon to chase away the monkeys that try to steal the coconuts she was selling

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Lotus pond - This is a pond made in the shape of a lotus using slabs cut from stone. This pond is unnoticed by many of the visitors since it is located somewhat away from the other famous ruins

Lotus pond - This is a pond made in the shape of a lotus using slabs cut from stone. This pond is unnoticed by many of the visitors since it is located somewhat away from the other famous ruins

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Teresa's picture - No pictures allowed inside

Teresa's picture - No pictures allowed inside

♫♫ The Muppet Show: The Swedish Chef – Coconut ♫♫

The Coconut :

Once, a miser went to buy a coconut. The coconut seller asked for ten rupees for one coconut.

"I'll pay you five rupees," said the miser. "Then go to the wholesale market, two miles away. Only there you will get a coconut for five rupees," replied the coconut seller.

The miser walked to the wholesale market. He picked a coconut there and said to the coconut seller, "I will pay three rupees for this."

The vendor said, "If you want a coconut for three rupees then walk three miles to the seashore."

The miser walked to the seashore.

"I'll pay one rupee for a coconut," miser said to the coconut seller at the seashore.

"I won't sell it for a rupee. Why don't you climb the coconut tree and get it for free?"

The miser climbed up the tree, but he slipped and fell on ground and broke his back bone. He had to spend ten thousand rupees on treatment. All this just for a free coconut!

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José Manuel 1 year, 10 months ago

#3 +1+1

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Bethany Plonski 1 year, 10 months ago

Love how you've captured her smile in #1! smile

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Antonio Gil Replied to Bethany Plonski 1 year, 10 months ago

She was a bit shy but we managed to get her laugh. Thanks dear friend smile

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Marilyn Grimble 1 year, 10 months ago

Love the coconut seller’s smile. The sling is a catapult! Mxx

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Antonio Gil Replied to Marilyn Grimble 1 year, 10 months ago

It sure is. For her the sling is not a toy but a tool.

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Russell Smith 1 year, 10 months ago

Another great series. I love the Lotus pond and I find it quite interesting that buildings in your final 3 shots of the series are brick with a stone facade to completely the decoration. I do not think I have seen that before or if I have it is not something that grabbed my attention. Can you imagine the planning that went into how to do the brick work so it came out correctly.

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Antonio Gil Replied to Russell Smith 1 year, 10 months ago

These old time architects were fabulous and creative persons. Thanks Russel

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Francesc 1 year, 10 months ago

Fantastic set and tale!!! I love the portrait of the first one

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Antonio Gil Replied to Francesc 1 year, 10 months ago

Thank you my friend. smile

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Camellia Staab 1 year, 10 months ago

Cute anecdote! What a pretty smile on #1, the edit makes her really stand out.

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

Thanks dear Camellia. And she was effective with her sling smile

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Berckmans Peter 1 year, 10 months ago

Never seen a lotuspond ,thanks for sharing that

1 year, 10 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Berckmans Peter 1 year, 10 months ago

There's always a first time smile

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