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Here's a shot taken at the beautiful Royal Botanical Gardens in Peradeniya.

It's a tropical paradise with an abundance of climbing plants or lianas, palms, bamboos, orchids, ferns and lofty trees, the latter often having buttresses roots.

Conceived originally in 1371 as the Queen's pleasure garden, it was developed by King Kirti Sri Rajasinhe for the entertainment of royal visitors. It was converted into Botanical Gardens in 1821 by the British during the deputy governorship of General Sir Edward Barnes, six years after fall of the last King of Sri Lanka.

The park is full lush greenery, amazing flowers and love as local couples find hideaways among the trees.

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  • Copyright: Marina Sh (marina7) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 644 W: 48 N: 1223] (8053)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2013-02-14
  • Categories: Daily Life, Nature
  • Exposure: f/4, 1/100 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2013-05-17 11:09
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