WPC: Temporary

Offering

Temple Offering, Bodhi Tree Temple, Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka

The Bodhi tree temple complex in Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka, attracts thousands of pilgrims everyday. Many leave offerings of lotus flowers. The  Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi, planted in 288 BC, is said to the oldest and longest-surviving documented human-planted tree in the world. It  is believed to have been propagated from the original Bodhi tree under which Buddha attained enlightenment.

WPC: Temporary 

Color Your World 2017: Apricot

Apricot Skies

Sunset, ancient man-made lake near Anuradhapura, ancient capital of Sri Lanka.

Sunset, ancient man-made lake near Anuradhapura, ancient capital of Sri Lanka.

 

Jennifer’s 2017 Color Your World Challenge: Apricot

Travel Theme: Inspiration

The Unexpected

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Buddhist monk on base of the Ruwanwelisaya dagoba (stupa) at the holy city of Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka.

What inspires me? New experiences that are beyond my expectations. A flash of color, a splash of sound, a beating drum, my mind unbound.

The banners circling the base of the Ruwanwelisaya dagoba (stupa) at Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka, are not part of the structure. They represent the colors of the Buddhist flag and are temporary offerings from individuals and/or communities. The juxtaposition of the monk’s orange robes and multi-colored banners, enhanced by the setting sun, bring a sense of movement and vitality to the normally white surface of the dagoba.

Travel Theme: Inspiration

Sunday Stills: 100+2203

Sri Maha Bodhi – 2300 Years and Counting

The Bodhi Tree, over 2300 years old.

The Bodhi Tree, over 2300 years old.

Sri Maha Bodhi, the Bodhi Tree at Anuradhpura, Sri Lanka, was planted in 288 BC, making it the oldest verified flowering plant. A branch of the Bodhi tree under which Buddha obtained enlightenment was brought to Sri Lanka and has flourished for more than 2300 years.  

Sunday Stills, the next challenge: 100+

Travel theme: Details

Dancer From Kandy Area in Traditional Costume, Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan dancer from the Kandy area, in traditional costume. His dance group performed during at Ruwanwelisaya (Rathnamali Dagoba) at the sacred city of Anuradhapura, a Ceylonese political and religious capital that flourished for 1,300 years.

Sri Lankan dancer from the Kandy area, in traditional costume. His dance group performed during a Buddhist ceremony at Ruwanwelisaya (Rathnamali Dagoba) in the ancient, sacred city of Anuradhapura, a Ceylonese political and religious capital that flourished for 1,300 years.

 

Travel theme: Details

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