Kataragama – Culture shock is a short drive away

In the time I was in Sri Lanka, we went down to Kataragama, which was the spiritual center of the country. It was a place where many paid homage, and temples were abound, not just Buddhist temples, but Hindu temples as well. The place was deeply rooted in religion.

We were staying at a resort with a pool, great food and drinks which cost about the same amount as they did in Singapore. We stayed there for a night and went to take a look at the outskirts of the place. Some people were sleeping in drains, some were living in wooden huts and a five minute drive away was a resort. Gross imbalance of resources, but if you hold the money, you make the rules.

Exterior of the hut

Exterior of the hut

Radio station

The wall of the huts on the outside - love the radio station tag

Interior

The inside, love the cult of celebrity

Inside

A closer look inside

The pantry

The kitchen

Where they sleep

The bed inside the hut

Nice

A proud and vain group of women despite their conditions

Nice

The old lady of the village

Taking it easy

A boy standing outside his home

Husband and wife

Kataragama couple

Advertisements
This entry was posted in Photography, Photojournalism. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s