July 24 , 2010


Not Photoshop or Gimp Cropping - Something more serious

The sad fate that befalls most Sri Lanka Trees

May 07 , 2009

Stairway to heaven

Adam's Peak (Sri Pada)

The other day, I showed you Sri Pada (or Adam’s Peak) from a distance – as it can be seen from Colombo on clear days. This shot was taken at Great Western from where you can catch a glimpse of the holy mountain on a daily basis.

This photo was shot in 2006 and first appeared in my now defunct ‘Sri Lanka is Happening’ blog. It was from the same place the the government stole the Colombo Fort photo.

August 04 , 2008

The Swinging Nest

Great Tit Nest

That is a Great Tit peeking out of that flange. The flange and the GI pipe seen here are part of the swing on the lawn of the great western bungalow. The swing might have been made many years ago from decommissioned hot water or steam pipes from the tea factory. One wonders how many kids would have enjoyed riding on it, my kids just love it. Not just kids, the swing is strong enough to support the weight of adults too. Occasionally a bird like the one pictured here decides to make a nest inside the hollow tube. This photo was captured during our previous visit in May. On our most recent visit the bird was missing. Either it had given up on the nest (probably gets too hot during warm weather) or the eggs had hatched and the young had flown away

July 23 , 2008

The front garden.

Fron Garden of the Great Western Bungalow

Wish it was my front garden but it isn’t.

May 27 , 2008

Looking down.

Nishantha Abeysinghe Looking down from the top of the 2200m Great Western Mountain

sixth highest mountain top

It’s a long way down.