Barely a kilometre from the nation’s iconic new parliament buildings, there’s a shady avenue, one side of which is home to several busy government departments.
Just across the road, like stepping through the looking-glass, is a patch of timeless Sri Lanka – an idyllic landscape of paddy fields and banana groves crisscrossed by water channels and meandering pathways.
My neck of the woods is not unique in this city. Luckily, so far, development at Colombo’s southern fringes has avoided building over all the productive farmland, and village-like scenes such as these can be found in valleys and other low-lying areas – peaceful pools of tranquility in an otherwise frenetic city.
This post was inspired by Jake’s Weekly Photo Challenge – Peaceful.
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Marianne reported she overcame her problems uploading photographs by updating the software of her internet browser. A few false-starts later, I have my fingers crossed i can say the same.