The Dambulla Pilgrims

The people in white are Buddhists on their way to honor The Buddha at the Dambulla cave temple in Sri Lanka. It has been a sacred pilgrimage site for 22 centuries. The caves contain 157 statues of the revered founder of their religion in various poses. This is very different from Islam where any representation of The Prophet is…

Sri Lankan Painted Beauty

I went to Sri Lanka on a whim for an extended weekend while I lived in India. It turned out to be on of the best travel decisions I made while living in India. Sri Lanka is a gorgeous Island South of India in the Indian Ocean. It’s a place rich with history and features…

Lovely Ladies

I love these ancient ladies painted on the side of a wall in Sigiriya, Sri Lanka. To me, they are mystery. What is their story? Were the princesses, commoners, servants, concubines? Were they friends, relations, master and servant, lovers? And were all the women back then well endowed?