The Rise of the City #2

The Seema Malakaya, Beira Lake & Colombo City #3 by Son of the Morning Light on 500px.com
The Seema Malakaya Temple, and the Beira Lake, against the backdrop of modern Colombo. Christmas Eve, 2017.
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Pidurangala and the Lion’s Paw Terrace, Sigiriya, Sri Lanka #4

Pidurangala and the Lion's Paws Terrace #4 by Son of the Morning Light on 500px.com
The nearly 200m high Pidurangala stands to the north of its more famous companion, the Sigiriya Rock Fortress. Directly below is the Lion’s Paw Terrace, halfway up the side of Sigiriya, and named for the stone gate through which visitors access the upper portion of the rock. Sri Lanka, December 2017.

Morning on the Ramparts #7

Morning on the Ramparts #7 by Son of the Morning Light on 500px.com
A panoramic view of Galle Bay, with the harbour in the far distance, from the Moon Bastion of the Galle Fort. In the foreground are the northern ramparts, stretching away to the Sun Bastion which overlooks the bay.
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Face #116

Cinnamon Steaming #3 by Son of the Morning Light on 500px.com
A worker packs a steamer with cinnamon bark from which oil will be extracted for use in food and perfumes. Padukka, Sri Lanka. September 2017. Shot for Verge International, a manufacturer of essential oils.

Nature’s Gallery

Nature's Art Gallery #1 by Son of the Morning Light on 500px.com
The Ohiya Gap, on the southern edge of the Central Highlands of Sri Lanka, as seen from the World’s End Lodge. Shot as part of my photo-story, “Discover Belihuloya, which ran in the November 2017 issue of Serendib magazine.

Atop the Sigiriya Rock Fortress, Sri Lanka #24

Atop the Sigiriya Rock Fortress, Sri Lanka #24 by Son of the Morning Light on 500px.com
The view to the southwest from the southern edge of the Sigiriya palace ruins. In the distance is the Central Highlands, with the Kayanwala Wewa before it. At the bottom left of the picture is the Sigiriya Wewa, a reservoir that would have provided water for the city built in the 5th century by King Kashyapa of Anuradhapura as his capital. Photographed in December 2017.
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The Rise of the City

The Altair Building from the Seema Malakaya #1 by Son of the Morning Light on 500px.com
The Altair Building under construction, as seen from the Seema Malaka Temple, Colombo, Sri Lanka, Christmas Eve 2017.

Outer Moat of the Sigiriya Rock Fortress, Sri Lanka

The Outer Moat of Sigiriya, Sri Lanka by Son of the Morning Light on 500px.com
Sigiriya is a 200m high flat-topped rock formation in north-central Sri Lanka, with a ruined palace on its summit, and its base surrounded by a water garden, a reservoir, and the remains of a small city that once functioned as the capital of the Anuradhapura Kingdom in the late 5th century. December 2017.