For this week’s Weekly photo challenge I would like to share the photos taken in Sri Lanka few years ago. Road side fruit vendors would slice the fresh pineapple to bite -size and add salt, sugar or spice to the taste of buyers.
Fresh pineapples for sale
We were lucky enough to pick a fresh fruit and made salted and spiced with chilli powder – and they were yummy indeed.
Fresh pineapple being sliced. (photos ; alfietDec2011)
There are many street-side vendors on the way from Colombo to Jaffna.
I have been lucky to visit the Greenwich Mean Time line (GMT) at Royal Observatory Greenwich in the United Kingdom all the way from Australia. It is also known as Greenwich Meridian line at zero degrees longitude .
GMT was endorsed globally in 1884 as the Prime Meridian Time line. A line has been drawn across the Royal Observatory courtyard since then to divide East and West. It is no surprise that it is situated in the United Kingdom as they were the leading seafarers at 17-18th centuries.
Current international time zones rotate around this line for the past 1 ½ centuries. GMT has become a popular tourist attraction and visitors stand astride the line to take memento photographs.
photo credit: Google images
Meridian Timeline@ the courtyard of Royal Observatory – photo:alfietJune2006
Below is a link which would test your geography knowledge.
Just open the Virtual Pilot and start the game.
Once the Lufthansa plane takes off, a name of the European city will appear on the screen. Your task is correctly identifying the location of the city by clicking on the map and jet will land there. Once this is done, the game will show the actual location of the city is!!!
The game is informative and a lot of fun. It is also a learning tool for geography students.
Caution! :It may be addictive and you may spend more time than intended.