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G’day From Down Under! (WPC: “Today was a good day” )

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Jaffna Oh my Jaffna! (WPC :Cover Art)

 

Palmyra  is the iconic palm  in Jaffna – the Northern Province of  Sri Lanka. The beauty of the Borassus palm  is that each part of the tree, from the root to the tip has an economic use.

 

Palmyra Palm Tree in Jaffna

Palmyra Palm Tree in Jaffna

The leaves of the palm is  fan shaped and the mono-cot could grow up to 3 meters.  A fermented drink   toddy (kallu) is also made from the sap of the  young  floweret (inflorescence). The chosen photo would be the Cover art if I had to write a book about Jaffna oh my Jaffna!

Cover Art.

Night Time at Melaka (Malaysia) – WPC

Glowing Tricycles in Melaka, Malaysia- January 2014

Glowing Tricycles in Melaka, Malaysia- January 2014

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photo credit : alfietjan2014

 

 

 

This entry is in response to the photo challenge Nighttime.

Keerimalai Kerni – WPC : Humanity

“Keerimalai- Kerni”
Keerimalai Hot springs, Jaffna, Sri Lanka

"Keerimalai- Kerni" Keerimalai hotsprings, jaffna Sri Lanka

The above  shot  was taken  two years ago at  Keerimalai – Kerni  (hot springs), Jaffna, Sri Lanka.

The  hot spring pool  is a  very well known historical site in Jaffna. The springs are separated for each gender and this picture  captures the open-men-well area. The picture shows a typical day at the hot springs when public enjoys a dip.

The  wall adjacent to the ocean was open until Tsunami in 2004. Unfortunately Tsunami waves took away few lives while they were bathing in this pool. Since then the a wall has been added as a safety measure (beige colour wall)

 

The great soul  Mahathma Gandhi said:

“You must not lose faith in humanity.

Humanity is an ocean.,

If a few drops of the ocean are  dirty,

the ocean does not become dirty

 

This photo is an entry for the daily post photo challenge:

http://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_photo_challenge/humanity/

Split-Second Fall (Weekly Photo Challenge)

 

Just this morning while I was scanning my Twitter account,  I came across  a photo which is suitable  for  this weeks photo challenge.

The photo has been transferred from a face book account. Be appreciative of the unknown photographer who captured this split-second -fall.

Credit  also goes to @vilambaram the Twitter account from Chennai, India.

 

https://twitter.com/vilambaram/status/472605227456004096

 

 

Split-Second Story.

Photo Challenge : Last letter from Titanic

What more appropriate than theletter  written on the passenger liner “Titanic”.  The last letter was written  by the survivor Mrs. Esther Hart, 102  years ago on the 14th of April 1912.

It was written on ship’ s stationery, On board R.M.S  “Titanic”.  The letter  will be  going under the hammer soon and expected to fetch One hundred thousand pounds.

While the doomed Titanic was the last century’s mystery, spare a thought for the passengers of the Malaysian Airlines MH370.  

Would we ever be able to hear the last movements of this century’s ill-fated flight?

 

 

Related articles

1. The last letter written  on board Titanic expected to fetch 100,000 at auction.

 

2. Photo challenge: Letters.

3.  Titanic memorial at Cobh Harbor, Ireland

 

WPC: Lord Muruga Monument – Malaysia

Monumental Lord Muruga at Batu Caves, Malaysia

Monumental Lord Muruga at Batu Caves, Malaysia

 

The photo below was taken  on our first visit to  Malaysia in  2008.  It takes 272  steps to reach the Batu caves Hindu temple. On the way up you are greeted with the  140 feet tall Lord Murugan statue.

 

 

Related challenge

WPC Monument.

WPC: Street Life of Melaka (Malacca) in Malaysia

The photos below were  taken  at the Town of Melaka  during our visit to  Malaysia in February 2014.

Melaka was ruled by Portugese, Dutch and then by English for many centuries. Each coloniser has left a mark of their own (either good or bad) in the  port city of Melaka.

Meleka reminds me so much of Sri Lanka (then Ceylon ), which was also ruled by the same three colonial rulers for over 45o years. These photos were taken in the streets of  Melaka

Photo credits: AlfietFebruary14

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Some of my  favourites from Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life.

1. Giant puppets in San Fermin Fiesta in Pamplona, Spain

 

Weekly Photo Challenge: “Inside” the Ocean

This photo was captured  in  Pulau Payar (Payar Island  in Malaysia).

Photos Credits: AlfietFeb2014 – using under-water camera

Different world " inside" the ocean- Pulau Payar

Different world ” inside” the Ocean- Pulau Payar

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The above entry is a response to : Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside.