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Andrea Ricordi  Traveller, Curious, Photographer 🇮🇹 ... I don't know exactly in what order 🌍 45 countries 🌏 My photos only 📷


Sri Lanka live - Sri Kailawasanathan Swami Devasthanam Kovil is the oldest Hindu temple in Colombo and is dedicated to Shiva and Ganesha.

Sri Lanka live - Pettah market, Colombo. Pettah is Colombo's biggest, most functional market space. It's loud, crowded and infinitely full of useful (and useless) things.

Sri Lanka live - Seema Malaka temple over Beira lake, Colombo. This temple was originally constructed in the late 19th century but the original structure slowly sank into the water in 1970s. In 1976, Sri Lankan architect Geoffrey Bawa was brought in to redesign and construct the temple, which stands today.

Sri Lanka live - Galle Fort was built first in 1588 by the Portuguese, then extensively fortified by the Dutch during the 17th century from 1649 onwards. The heritage value of the fort has been recognized by the UNESCO and the site has been inscribed as a cultural heritage UNESCO World Heritage Site. Lighthouse (pic 1), Clock tower (pic 2), Shri Sudarmalaya buddhist temple (pic3).

Sri Lanka live - Sunset at Galle Fort

Sri Lanka live - Mural depicting "Ginijal Raksha" (Devil of flame) traditional mask. The history of masks in Sri Lanka dates back to the 1800’s when they were used to portray various characters in popular folk tales and for devil dancing.

Sri Lanka live - Dickwella is the location of Sri Lanka's largest seated Buddha statue, which is 50 metres (160 ft) tall. Walls in the rooms of the building behind the statue are decorated with a 'library' of colourful pictures depicting scenes from the life of the Buddha (pic 2) and punishments of miscreants (pic 3)

Sri Lanka live - Goyambokka beach, Tangalle

Sri Lanka live - Nine Arch Bridge between Ella and Demodara stations is one of the best examples of British railway constructions when Ceylon was a colony of the British Empire. It is almost 100 years old and has been built with blocks of stone and cement without any strengthening iron or concrete. The giant arches take the bridge on a curved path to link to mountains.

Sri Lanka live - Tea plantations in Nuwara Eliya district

Sri Lanka live - Kandy Royal Botanic Gardens (Peradeniya) attract 2 million visitors annually. The garden includes more than 4000 species of plants, including orchids, spices, medicinal plants and palm trees.

Sri Lanka live - Rain makes this country even greener

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