Australia (20) Estonia (31) Israel (8) La France (9) Lapland (1) Latvia (1) LCHF (1) Megaliths (5) Peru (3) Romania (1) Spain (2) Sri Lanka (12) Tartu (18) Ukraine (1) United Arab Emirates (4)

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

In Mannar

In Mannar you have many layers of cultures with their own styles of  arcitecture 

The colonial style

The Portuguese-Dutch fort

The Catholic stile

The Lonely Planet author entering the church

The big brother is watching you

That picture I dedicate to Obe. The facade of the oldest Catholic church.

The Hindu way

Contemporary secular architecture

A fancy house

Another fancy one

A fancy fence - not that rich people to build a fancy house but at least rich enough to erect a fancy fence

Not that fancy fence... but to compensate that - the fancy gate

Bit worn but still of style

Worn but at least concrete... only the poorest have the palm fence

But as a matter of fact the palm fence, especially palmyrah fence is probably the most beautiful one

The same fence in closer look
Here some more pictures of nice natural fences

Palmyrah forest at Keeri beach - the place where the fences come from

Seldom you can spot some indications to the war fought recently

But what is hidden behind all those high fences?

The answer: the Banana bloom

The life in Mannar villages

The village which name Mirjam could not pronounce, far less I can write 


Men's work

Women's work

Talaimannar beach

Monday, April 7, 2014

About the Jeremy O'Mannar

 Jeremy's modest kitchen

 Jeremy's modest hat :D

Another field trip

 On the banks of the Giant's tank

 In the calm water of the Giant's tank

 The Dutch lighthouse

 ...or being more correct - what is left of it. Unique thing.

Another baobab tree, a small on this time

Always aiming high

DL's volunteers


 She is a queen as well :)

Another well chosen volunteer

Some more little pits

 What do you think who loves donkeys the most in Mannar

The rabbit proof fence

 Mannar Guesthouse Directory

Jeremy's hard working team



About my Tamil freinds :)

The biggest resource of the whole Sri Lanka (not only in Mannar) and the very core of my good memories is the people. Thanks my brothers and sisters

My Mannar kudumbam

A hard worker

Another hard worker

Everybody in Mannar is a hard worker

Will be a hard worker

The very favourite of mine amongst all of the woman in Mannar
The love comes through the stomach :D

Karnan's brothers wedding

The Hindu wedding

The bonnie bride

The ceiling roofing the wedding place

Intercultural associations:
Same, same but different

Australian Dreaming - Aborigine girl

Majuren's family - Tamil dreaming D

Faces looking similar similar, aren't they


The donkey - for me the donkey is with no doubt the symbol icon of Mannar (not the Mannar fort)

Few people do like donkeys
many people are like donkeys

In Estonia messy children are lovingly called piglets, in Lanka they are donkeys (kalluday; burro)

The black sheep - the only black donkey I ever saw


With special regards to Karnan: the very first time this blog ONLY ENGLISH (no Estonia language)