Tag Archives: Ambalangoda

Lähikylillä / In the neighbourhoods

Kuvia Balapitiyasta ja lähiseuduilta.

Pics from Balapitiya and surroundings.

Buddha statue in Balapitiya town

Buddha statue in Balapitiya town

The presidential election is approaching, and judging by the posters there's only one candidate, incumbent Rajapaksa

The presidential election is approaching, and judging by the posters there’s only one candidate, incumbent Rajapaksa

Fish in a bag at Balapitiya market

Fish in a bag at Balapitiya market

Stairway to heaven?

Stairway to heaven?

Having ice cream in Ambalangoda

Having ice cream in Ambalangoda

Fish soup, Hikkaduwa style

Fish soup, Hikkaduwa style

Child soup, Hikkaduwa style

Child soup, Hikkaduwa style

Top-bottom-mismatch?

Top-bottom-mismatch?

Vegetable market in Hikkaduwa

Vegetable market in Hikkaduwa

Swinging times, happy times - at Ambalangoda play ground

Swinging times, happy times – at Ambalangoda play ground

Big Buddha, huge toes at the Karadeniya temple.

Big Buddha, huge toes at the Karadeniya temple.

Bowing to Buddha

Bowing to Buddha

Eero followed sleeping Buddha's example

Eero followed sleeping Buddha’s example

A fairy-like statue at Karandeniya temple

A fairy-like statue at Karandeniya temple

Becoming friends with the waves at Akurala beach

Becoming friends with the waves at Akurala beach

Snack time

Snack time

Me catch lunch... yummy-yummy

Me catch lunch… yummy-yummy

A wind chime in a remote little temple

A wind chime in a remote little temple

Balapitiya beach panorama

Balapitiya beach panorama

A "stroll" on the beach in Balapitiya

A “stroll” on the beach in Balapitiya

What goes up must come down

What goes up must come down

We were invited to a party at a pre-school next door. The show lasted for over four hours. Eero was pretty much done during the opening speech.

We were invited to a party at a pre-school next door. The show lasted for over four hours. Eero was pretty much done during the opening speech.

The head monk of Sri Thapodanaramaya temple gave Eero a blessing

The head monk of Sri Thapodanaramaya temple gave Eero a blessing

The others were more interested in taking pictures of him :D

The others were more interested in taking pictures of him :D

Bye-bye little monks

Bye-bye little monks

Family footmarks on Balapitiya beach

Family footmarks on Balapitiya beach