Cee’s Metal Foto Challenge this week is just what I needed to showcase a few shots from my Christmas Day photo shoot.
From the beauty of the lock plate on the massive front doors of the Dutch Reformed Church in Pettah (circa 1749)
to the melted cover of Gunaratne’s tuk tuk motor – held together by wire and a prayer – they don’t fit neatly into posts of their own. Gathered together as a gallery with a few other metal objects that have caught my eye recently, I hope they will have sufficient gravitas to warrant a post, because I just love the details.
They say this is the sapling Asoka’s daughter Princess Sangamitta brought to Lanka in the 2nd century BC. Today, propped up on spindly brass-wrapped crutches, Sri Maha Bodhi is a living symbol of Buddhism in Sri Lanka.
Frontplate of the lock (c. 1749) on the front door of the Dutch Reformed Church in Pettah
The eaten away back housing
Please close the steel doors once you exit the elevator
Requiring the occasional adjustment, the motor of Gunaratna’s ancient tuk tuk was held together by wire and a prayer