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?

Eyes To Heaven

Perhaps it’s my Christian bias but it looks to me as if this monkey has it’s eyes raised to heaven and is praying. I wonder, for what would a monkey petition the Lord? Food? Protection? Cooler weather? I am sure, if a monkey was in the habit of praying, it would, just like humans petition the…

Steps, Steps, Steps

One thing I did not expect after climbing the 1202 steps to the top of Lion’s rock was to encounter more steps. The remains of the ancient palace atop Lion’s Rock in Sigiriya had lots and lots of steps. Some were so close I was left wondering why? Was it not possible to walk a…

Ancient Pool @ Lion’s Rock

At the top of Lion’s Rock in Sigiriya sit the remains of an extensive, ancient palace. Within the palace there is the what is purported to be an ancient pool. With the heat and humidity in this climate, a pool would be a lovely place to cool off….just not this day is it was green…

Two Ladies Frescoe

The ladies frescoes of Sigiriya are simply two beautiful to post only one, thus, a second offering for my blog. The stylization of these women, narrow waist, large breasted, wide hipped is a common theme throughout Southeast Asia. I have seen their ancient sisters carved from stone at various places in India.