Sra Lanka – Ancient Cities
Today, a return to Sri Lanka, and a few of the photographs that I took at some of the ancient sites.
Dambula – Rock Temple – reclining Buddha. There are 5 caves in all, each one more splendid than the last (assuming, of course, that you visit them in the correct order!), containing some 150 Buddha images.
Dambula – Rock Temple -feet of reclining Buddha statue.
BELOW: A further selection of images from the caves at Dambulla.
Anuradhapura – Red brick Jetavanarama Dagoba.
Anuradhapura – moonstone. Moonstones were not merely designed to be decorative, the patterns and figures are all relevant to Buddhist cosmic symbology.
Anuradhapura. The Ruvanvelisaya Dagoba.
Anuradhapura. Elephant carvings at the Ruvanvelisaya Dagoba.
Buffaloes at Anuradhapura doing what they do best!