There’s a pretty mountain in the foothills on the way up to Kandy that the English called Bible Rock (I can’t see why, and much prefer its local name Batalegala). It’s not a tall mountain, not revered as a pilgrimage site, not even especially known by the locals, but it’s very photogenic, and due it it’s isolation, it dominates the horizon, from far and wide.
Here it is, believe it or not, (from half way up the fortress rock at Dambadeniya – almost 60 kilometres to the northwest), a mere shadow behind, and to the right, of the second set of hills on the left. If I’d had my tripod, or I wasn’t shaking so much from the exertion of climbing, I’d have been able to capture Batalegala on the digital zoom, which was how I was able to see it, as though with binoculars.
Twenty-odd kilometres to the north of the mountain, toward Rambukkana, there it is again, dominating the horizon across upland paddy fields.
Thanks to the Weekly Photo Challenge for the prompt “Horizon“.