Most cricket fans will have heard of the town of Dambulla and the Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium. The town is visited for more than cricket though and one of the highlights of our trip to Sri Lanka was visiting the Golden Temple.
Dedicated as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1991, Dambulla Cave Temple (or the Golden Temple of Dambulla) is the largest and best-preserved cave temple complex in Sri Lanka. Situated in Dambulla, Sri Lanka in a region which includes more than 80 caves, Dambulla Cave Temple features 5 well-preserved caves, each of which houses ancient statues of the Buddha and historic artwork depicting the Buddha's life. The Dambulla Cave Temple grounds also features a functioning Buddhist Monastery dating back to the third and second centuries B.C.
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vasilpro (41261) 2011-04-18 13:14
Wonderful composition, beautiful and interesting temple, lovely light and colors, excellent POV, very good clarity and sharpness.
Have a nice evening, Vasilis.
ines8 (6112) 2011-04-18 13:30
Beautiful picture, splendid composition,I like it very much.
All the best,
bukitgolfb301 (40714) 2011-04-18 14:15
Hi my dear Rosemary
Yes I have been there 20 years ago, no change!
An wise presentation by using the shade nicely, very well considered framework and very sharp focsuing in the details as usual.
Thanks for your sharing finest work and have a good day evening!
Takero from rainy Tokyo
Nicou (138998) 2011-04-19 0:50
Merveilleuse image et compo superbe, le blan ressort parfaitemetn de la végétation verte ave cun très beau cadrage latéral.
Bravo et maitié
tyro (24030) 2011-04-20 1:22
This is a very fine photograph which deserves a lot more praise than it has thus far received.
I love the contrasts between the beautiful white building and the dark overhanging rockface. The lighting is just superb and the composition is excellent, the curving road leading the eye along the front of the temple and toward the brightly clothed approaching worhippers. Fine strong colours too.
And, as always, a fascinating note.
stevesaba (8163) 2011-04-28 17:08
This is quite a striking photo, with a great point of view. A very magical feeling caught here, which I suspect is probably the true nature of the place. The shadows and highlights must have been challenging, but everything came out very successfully I think, portraying a moody sort of atmosphere! Fascinating! Nicely done, warm regards,