SRI LANKA TRAVELOGUE – DAY 8 – ELLA – NINE ARCH GAP

by Antonio Gil October. 26, 2019 412 views

people gather here and wait to take pictures of the incoming train

people gather here and wait to take pictures of the incoming train

 here it comes – Teresa's picture

here it comes – Teresa's picture

and here it goes

and here it goes

♫♫ Nine Arch Bridge Demodara Sri Lanka ♫♫

The Nine Arch Bridge, also called the Bridge in the Sky, is a viaduct bridge in Sri Lanka. It is one of the best examples of colonial-era railway construction in the country. The construction of the bridge is generally attributed to a local Ceylonese builder, P. K. Appuhami, in consultation with British engineers.

It is located in Demodara, between Ella and Demodara railway stations. The surrounding area has seen a steady increase of tourism due to the bridge's architectural ingenuity and the profuse greenery in the nearby hillsides.

Popular rumours suggest that when construction work commenced on the bridge, the Great War began between the empires of Europe and the steel assigned for this site was reallocated to Britain's War related projects at the battlefront. As a result, the work came to a standstill, leading the locals build the bridge with stone bricks and cement, but without steel.

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José Manuel 6 months, 3 weeks ago

#8 +1+1

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José Manuel 6 months, 3 weeks ago

#6 +1

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Antonio Gil Replied to José Manuel 6 months, 3 weeks ago

Sítio bestial, não era?

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Francesc 6 months, 4 weeks ago

Excellent captures of trains

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Antonio Gil Replied to Francesc 6 months, 3 weeks ago

It was a very beautiful scenario. Thanks dear friend

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Buster Bruce 7 months ago

Sensational images Antonio. So fascinating with all the tourists. I agree with Jay- your lofty spot was perfect for such captures. Good on you

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Antonio Gil Replied to Buster Bruce 7 months ago

Thank you so much Bruce. glad you've liked them my friend

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Marsha 7 months ago

Beautiful collection of train shots from this place, all so nicely composed!

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Antonio Gil Replied to Marsha 7 months ago

Thank you dear friend.

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Tsao T-F 7 months ago

I like all, especially #7.smile

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Antonio Gil Replied to Tsao T-F 7 months ago

Thank you so much my friend. Glad you've liked them

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Russell Smith 7 months ago

I love #3 this is another great series highlighting the beauty of this country or this part of the country :)

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Antonio Gil Replied to Russell Smith 7 months ago

Thanks for your support Russel. This lust forest was very beautiful.

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Jay Boggess 7 months ago

Love these long distance shots! You picked a great spot to do your camera work! Really can appreciate the scale & surrounding area. Kind of scary & dangerous being out on that narrow bridge, when the train goes by, I would imagine......Great accompanying video, soundtrack & info on this unique rail line.....
+1grinning+1

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Antonio Gil Replied to Jay Boggess 7 months ago

Our trip leader chose this place and it couldn't be better. Thanks for your appreciated comment my friend

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Jay Boggess Replied to Antonio Gil 7 months ago

I agree!
Always a pleasure, my friend! +1  smile

ps....My participation, here on Photo Blog, will be very limited for a month or so, while I tour with my Son on his speaking engagements. I'll drop in here & there, as time permits! Have a lovely Holiday Season!
Cheers!
Jay

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Björn Roose 7 months ago

I'm really laughing my ass off here. In belgium there's a lot of fuzz about famous people walking the tracks because other people might follow their lead and forget there's trains riding those tracks smile

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Antonio Gil Replied to Björn Roose 7 months ago

That's a very good analogy my friend. 😀🚂🚂🚂🚂

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Benny Law 7 months ago

I can understand the desire to get away from the crowd, but that person sitting on the edge of the bridge to get closer to the train really makes me cringe. Anyway, nice photos. Having seen your posts, I now have a very different picture in my mind of this country.

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Antonio Gil Replied to Benny Law 7 months ago

There are crazy people everywhere in this world - fortunately to youtube 😀 Glad to know you've a different perspective of Sri Lanka my friend

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Don Baird 7 months ago

Great photos. Wish I was there!!!

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Antonio Gil Replied to Don Baird 7 months ago

I'm sure you would love it here. thanks Don

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