Sri Lanka 2001

A beautifull church in te Negombo area. Light is from behind, so the building has some overexposure which gives a darkblue sky.  This is the Pinnawella elephant orphanage, elephants who are injured by the civil war or elephants which has lost their mother are giving shelter here.  Two times a day, the elephants from the elephant orphanage are taken across the road to bath in the river.  Oxwagon with palmleafes on the road to Sigiriya.  Rainbow near Sigiriya Lionrock, there are a lot of monkeys, monitor lizzards and kingfishers in this area. 
When you climb the Lion Rock you can visit a cave with beautifull frescoes.  The photos are made without a flash, so the orignal colours come out very beautifull.  A monkey at Dambulla cave temple.  When I moved closer to the monkey he became angry and showed 4cm long fangs.  Lotusflowers in a pond near the Dambula cave temple. 
A very big golden statue of Lord Buddha standing for the enterance to the Dambulla cave temple.  Standing for the Dambula cave temple you wil see the jungle, lakes and hills.  Row of Buddha statues in the Temple of the  Tooth, one of the most sacred places of Buddhisme. Kandy.  One of the coolest places in Sri Lanka is Nuwara-Eliya. The English liked to stay here and build this postoffice.  oy with his little sister on the road to Hambantota. 
The jungle near Wellawaya covered in mist.  The Bundala National Park, at sunset we did see this monkey with his long tail. Near Hambantota.  After some heavy rainfall the skies cleared in the National Park Bundala.  The beach near our hotel in Hambantota, you can't swim in the water because of the ocean current.  At sunset we walked from our hotel to the lake to make some photos. 
The last rays of the sun gives this lake a beautifull golden shine.  Sunset at the beach near Unawatuna.  Sunrise at the Unawatuna beach.  The white lighthouse of Galle with a very beautifull blue sky.  A dagoba in Galle with very contrasting colours. 
This modern temple in Marterre does have wallpaintings from every reincarnation of Lord Buddha