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Sri Lanka, 2016

A selection of images from a two-week visit to Sri Lanka, my first, in February/March 2016.

These images were taken with Nikon D300 using RAW format, and are available for licensing. Please visit www.travelgame.org






Fort station in Colombo, where all Sri Lankan train journeys begin
Fort station in Colombo, where all Sri Lankan train journeys begin
Cargills emporium building in the Fort district, Colombo...
Cargills emporium building in the Fort district, Colombo...
Waiting to board my train to Kandy...
Waiting to board my train to Kandy...
Man-made lake in the town centre, Kandy
Man-made lake in the town centre, Kandy
On the balcony of my Kandy hotel, the Olde Empire (yes, really)
On the balcony of my Kandy hotel, the Olde Empire (yes, really)
Offerings ready for the Temple of the Tooth
Offerings ready for the Temple of the Tooth
Buying floral offerings to carry into the Temple
Buying floral offerings to carry into the Temple
Temple of the Tooth at Kandy, believed to house a sacred relic of the Buddha
Temple of the Tooth at Kandy, believed to house a sacred relic of the Buddha
Temple of the Tooth
Temple of the Tooth
Looking out from the Temple of the Tooth
Looking out from the Temple of the Tooth
Buddhist monk at prayer, Kandy
Buddhist monk at prayer, Kandy
Mother-and-son pilgrims at the Temple of the Tooth
Mother-and-son pilgrims at the Temple of the Tooth
Worshippers inside the Temple of the Tooth, Kandy
Worshippers inside the Temple of the Tooth, Kandy
Mural inside the Temple of the Tooth, Kandy
Mural inside the Temple of the Tooth, Kandy
Inside the Temple of the Tooth, Kandy
Inside the Temple of the Tooth, Kandy
Temple of the Tooth at night
Temple of the Tooth at night
Audience hall of the kings of Kandy
Audience hall of the kings of Kandy
Kataragama Devale (temple) in Kandy
Kataragama Devale (temple) in Kandy
A mosque in downtown Kandy
A mosque in downtown Kandy
Centuries-old Royal Botanic Gardens at Peradeniya
Centuries-old Royal Botanic Gardens at Peradeniya
'Pride of Burma' at Peradeniya
'Pride of Burma' at Peradeniya
Time to move on...
Time to move on...
Stocking up for the bus journey
Stocking up for the bus journey
A grotesque Golden Buddha greets those arriving at Dambulla
A grotesque Golden Buddha greets those arriving at Dambulla
Entrance to the Buddhist cave temples, Dambulla
Entrance to the Buddhist cave temples, Dambulla
Reclining Buddha, Dambulla
Reclining Buddha, Dambulla
Cave murals, Dambulla
Cave murals, Dambulla
Cave murals, Dambulla
Cave murals, Dambulla
Cave murals, Dambulla
Cave murals, Dambulla
Buddha effigy, Dambulla
Buddha effigy, Dambulla
Lagoon at my guesthouse outside Polonnaruwa
Lagoon at my guesthouse outside Polonnaruwa
Ancient ruined city of Polonnaruwa
Ancient ruined city of Polonnaruwa
Ancient ruined city of Polonnaruwa
Ancient ruined city of Polonnaruwa
Sleeping Buddha carved from solid granite, Polonnaruwa
Sleeping Buddha carved from solid granite, Polonnaruwa
Sleeping Buddha carved from solid granite, Polonnaruwa
Sleeping Buddha carved from solid granite, Polonnaruwa
By train across the southern highlands...
By train across the southern highlands...
My guesthouse in the hill country village of Ella...
My guesthouse in the hill country village of Ella...
Teenage train passengers, Sri Lanka
Teenage train passengers, Sri Lanka
A Tamil lady from a tea pickers' village
A Tamil lady from a tea pickers' village
Crossing the Nine Arch bridge at Demodera, outside Ella
Crossing the Nine Arch bridge at Demodera, outside Ella
Horton Plains National Park...
Horton Plains National Park...
Horton Plains National Park...
Horton Plains National Park...
Horton Plains National Park
Horton Plains National Park
Horton Plains National Park...
Horton Plains National Park...
Horton Plains National Park...
Horton Plains National Park...
Horton Plains National Park...
Horton Plains National Park...
Introducing - the woodapple...
Introducing - the woodapple...
Colonial architecture in the hill station town of Nuwara Eliya
Colonial architecture in the hill station town of Nuwara Eliya
Tracing racehorses in Nuwara Eliya...
Tracing racehorses in Nuwara Eliya...
Rice padi surrounds the town of Kataragama...
Rice padi surrounds the town of Kataragama...
Musicians perform at the evening puja, Kataragama
Musicians perform at the evening puja, Kataragama
Pilgrims gather inside the Sacred Precinct at Kataragama
Pilgrims gather inside the Sacred Precinct at Kataragama
A worshipper at Kataragama
A worshipper at Kataragama
Shrine to the Hindu god Ganesha
Shrine to the Hindu god Ganesha
Worshipping the Buddha
Worshipping the Buddha
British crest above a gateway to the Fort
British crest above a gateway to the Fort
Dutch Reformed Church at Galle
Dutch Reformed Church at Galle
Young Muslims outside a prayer hall, Galle Fort...
Young Muslims outside a prayer hall, Galle Fort...
Doorway of a Muslim home, Galle Fort
Doorway of a Muslim home, Galle Fort
Lighthouse on the Bastion walls, Galle Fort
Lighthouse on the Bastion walls, Galle Fort
Local family strolling at sunset, Galle
Local family strolling at sunset, Galle
Out on the Bastion, waiting for the sunset
Out on the Bastion, waiting for the sunset
Verandah of a luxury hotel, Galle Fort
Verandah of a luxury hotel, Galle Fort
Landing the fishing catch at sunrise, Galle Fort
Landing the fishing catch at sunrise, Galle Fort
Sorting the fishing catch at sunrise, Galle Fort
Sorting the fishing catch at sunrise, Galle Fort