Rising to Emptiness January 25, 2021 David BlackerLeave a comment Stairs lead up to the ruins of an image house at the 7th century Buddhist complex of Medirigiriya, close to Polonnaruwa, in north-central Sri Lanka. Built in the Late Anuradhapura period, all that is left of this image house is the massive stone base, and some columns. Little of the soft brick walls have withstood the elements, and nothing remains of what would have been a wooden roof. At the base of the stairs is a moonstone, worn almost completely smooth by time. Shot on assignment for ‘Serendib’, the inflight magazine of Sri Lankan Airlines. My photo story, ‘Circles within Circles‘, ran in the May 2018 issue.