The upper levels of Aberdeen Falls, on the Kehelgamu Oya, close to Norton Bridge, in the Central Highlands of Sri Lanka. Shot for my photos story, Flirting with the Seven Virgins, which runs in the October 2018 issue of Serendib magazine.
One of the largest wholesale fruit and vegetable markets in Sri Lanka, the Manning Market, in the Pettah area of Colombo, is at its busiest at daybreak. April 2018.
Sub-montane forest towers over a tea plantation in the Kehelgamu Oya Valley, close to Norton Bridge, in the Central Highlands of Sri Lanka. Shot for my photo story, Flirting with the Seven Virgins, which runs in the October 2018 issue of Serendib magazine.
A lorry driver sleeps at the Manning Market, Pettah, as the vegetables he has driven all night to deliver are unloaded for sale. Colombo, Sri Lanka, April 2018.
“”All under the leaves and the leaves of life I met with virgins seven,” begins the old Apocryphal English Passion carol, The Seven Virgins. First recorded in an early 19th century carol book, it remains unclear if these lyrics inspired some unknown British explorer to project a feminine countenance to the craggy mountain peaks close to Maskeliya, in the Central Highlands of Sri Lanka. Regardless, it could well be a fitting title, for the Seven Virgins are surrounded on all sides by tea, the undisputed leaves of life.”
The Seven Virgins — or Saptha Kanya — Mountain Range, shot from the Koththelena Tea Estate which sprawls across its eastern foothills, for my photostory, Flirting with the Seven Virgins, which runs in this month’s Serendib, the inflight magazine of SriLankan Airlines. Follow the link or check out the mag itself when you fly SriLankan all this month.
A post-independence postbox stands alongside one from the era of King George V, on Keyzer Street, in the Pettah area of Colombo, Sri Lanka’s commercial capital. April 2018.
Narrow covered alleys and passageways spider away into the distance, off Sea Street; windowless, mazelike, leading to vegetarian cafés, goldsmiths, bars, and prayer rooms; and occasionally, a spider at the end of the spidercrack. Colombo, Sri Lanka. September 2018.
Colombo, Sri Lanka. September 2018.