The Summit of Pidurangala #4
The patch of jungle at the very top of Pidurangala, 200m above the Sigiriya Plains, is believed to hide the ruins of a small stupa. It’s hard to say what caused the geometric pattern of lines in the foreground, but they are clearly manmade. The worn edges of the grooves suggest that they are not from the modern era; Pidurangala is a volcanic plug, and the hardened magma it consists of would have taken much longer to wear away than regular rock. Shot for my story on Sigiriya and Pidurangala which ran in the April 2018 issue of Serendib magazine.