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Monthly Archives: February 2010



Lion Frieze, originally uploaded by deshan10.

Detail of a decorative frieze from the Kandyan kingdom. The lion is carved out of a type of rock called Gneiss.



Limestone Avalokitesvara, originally uploaded by deshan10.



Lion Pommel, originally uploaded by deshan10.

The pommel and part of the grip from an 18th Century Kandyan ceremonial sword. The intricacy of the metalwork is staggering, as it often is on ceremonial weaponry. You probably couldn’t have won a fight against an unarmed three-year-old with this but you’d have looked damned good failing at it.



Antique Comb, originally uploaded by deshan10.

A decorative comb from the Kandy period, made, most likely
of horn (the museum is vague about this)



Wayang Golek, originally uploaded by deshan10.

An Indonesian Wayang Golek puppet at the Colombo Museum.



Ehelapola, originally uploaded by deshan10.

A puppet of Ehelapola, one of the most famous Sri Lankan Adigars.
This puppet is one of four used in the Ehelapola Nadagama.



Perera, Hussein; Publishing, originally uploaded by deshan10.

Ameena Hussein and Sam Perera, at their home office, where they run Perera-Hussein Publishing Company. Colombo, Sri Lanka, 2008. Photographed for Serendib magazine.



Bangaloreans Beware, originally uploaded by deshan10.



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Pilawoos, Colpetty, originally uploaded by deshan10.

Hotel De Pilawoos, Colpetty
Colombo, Sri Lanka



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Galle Fort

Stained-glass window, Wolvendaal Church
The construction of this Protestant church in what the Dutch called ‘The Valley of the wolves’ started in 1749. The roof was struck by lightning in 1856. The iron roof that replaced the original blue Bangor slate is in poor condition today and a restoration project is being mounted.



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Unisex bathroom, The Bear’s Lair, UC Berkeley campus.



Bemuseum, originally uploaded by deshan10.



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How To Make An Elephant, originally uploaded by deshan10.



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Gardens, Habarana Lodge, originally uploaded by deshan10.