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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.
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!
This entry is in response to the photo challenge Nighttime.
Keerimalai Hot springs, 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:
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.
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?
2. Photo challenge: Letters.
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.
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
Some of my favourites from Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life.
This photo was captured in Pulau Payar (Payar Island in Malaysia).
Photos Credits: AlfietFeb2014 – using under-water camera
The above entry is a response to : Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside.
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