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Lovely bunch of coconuts as treat (WPC : Treat)

The photo was taken few years ago at Hikkaduwa beach in Sri Lanka.  On a hot summer day king coconut water is heavenly. The coconut water is  sweet and healthy and a wonderful re-hydrant.

King Coconut is native to Sri Lanka and referred as  “Sev -izhanheer” in Tamil and Thembilli in Sinhala.

King coconut water - A Heavenly Thirst Quencher

King coconut water – A Heavenly Thirst Quencher

At this  juncture, lets reminisce an old song “I got a  lovely bunch of coconuts” composed in 1944 by Fred Heatherton. The re-make of the song in 1950, sung by the vocalist Merv Griffin with the Freddy Martin and his Orchestra  was in top 10 hit in the USA and sold 3 million copies. Hope you will enjoy the number as I did.

This entry In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Treat.”

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WPC: Fresh – Pineapples

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

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)

Fresh pineapple being sliced. (photos ; alfietDec2011)

There are many street-side vendors on the way from Colombo to Jaffna.

For other entries please click: Weekly Photo Challenge: Fresh.

Daily Prompt: Far from Home-Greenwich Mean Time line (GMT)

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

Greenwich Meridian Timeline@ the courtyard of Royal Observatory

Meridian Timeline@ the courtyard of Royal Observatory – photo:alfietJune2006

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Canberra to Greenwich (photo: alfietJune06)

Colombo to Greenwich photo: alfietJune06

Colombo to Greenwich
photo: alfietJune06

Daily Prompt: Far from Home.