Category Archives: People

Weekly Photo Challenge: Serenity

WP DSC_5106-Edit-3Puja at Dawn

A Sri Lankan couple offers an early morning puja beneath the Bodhi tree at Bellanwilla Rajamaha Viharya, a famous and historical temple in Colombo.


Weekly Photo Challenge: Shadowed

Ism13 dsc_0542-edit-2n response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Shadowed.”

The Basket Weaver

One of the oldest handcrafts of African origin in the United States is the hand-woven basket. Woven from indigenous bulrush, a strong and supple grass that thrives in the sandy soil of the coastal region. Sweetgrass baskets and their craftswomen can be seen at the old City Market. This lady has taken refuge from the hot sun in the shadow of a large umbrella.

Buddhist Sunday School

An impressionistic rendering of one of my photos in the style of Van Gogh

Sri Wewekarama
Sri Lanka

The children above are saying puja before the Buddharupa at the temple’s image house before going into the classroom. The two young ladies standing by the tree are Dhamma (Sunday School) teachers taking a break between classes.

Picturesque scenes like these create a rich tableau of rural village and temple life that can’t fail to enchant any visitor.