The 2500 year old, tiny town of Trincomalee, on Sri Lanka’s northeast coast, has one of the world’s best harbors, and is sacred to Hindus. It had a rough time during the war, but is thriving again, with people of every religion, including Tamils, now peacefully co existing.

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Somehow all the motion and noise stops around these girls for a second. In Trincomalee.

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Along the covered walkway of the old Cargills Department Store, in Colombo

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Palm tree forest. Along the road from Trincomalee to Kuchchaveli.

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Inside Galle Fort. In Galle

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What catches my eye. In Trincomalee

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Kids at play in the trees, north of Kuchchaveli.

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Tens of thousands of Barns Swallow mysteriously appear from nowhere each night at exactly 6:25 pm, and loudly alight onto the palm trees (and wires holding the trees) on The Frangipani Hotel grounds. They leave quietly at 6:00 am the next morning. It only happens here, and it’s magnificent. In Thalpe.

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Pineapples. Pettah Market. Colombo, Sri Lanka

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In Galle Fort. Galle.

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Worshippers, and temple worker sweeping, at Koneswaram Temple. In Trincomalee.

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Outside the main market in Trincomalee. When the bird stopped, I got lucky.

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Wild postings… Trincomalee style.

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Trincomalee, Sri Lanka.

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What catches my eye. Colombo, Sri Lanka.

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The Chang family’s “New Chinese Shop” has been selling school uniforms since the 1950s. The store managed to stay in business throughout the civil war years whilst almost every other business in the Fort went under.

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