Sigiriya

The rock

The rock

Sigiriya is a massive rock over 200m high that has the ruins of a castle/monastery or both (depends who you ask) on top of it. Some versions of history claim it was a pleasure palace for one of the early kings of Sri Lanka. Regardless of its use, it is an amazing feat of engineering.

It's this big!

It’s this big!

Bath time

Bath time

For me it stands out as a reminder of how ambitious and….random human beings can be. Given the technology available 1,500 years ago, who in their right mind would look at a rock like this and think, “Oh yes, I am going to build one bad ass castle on that. On second thoughts, how about I make it a pleasure palace. Oh yeah the girls will really dig me if I can take them up there on dates.”

Pleasure palace fresco

Pleasure palace fresco

Shhhhhhh

Shhhhhhh

Steep climb

Steep climb

Big foot

Big foot

More stairs

More stairs

Searching for the top

Searching for the top

Top

Top

Storm

Storm

Celebrity

Celebrity

Pleasure town

Pleasure town

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This entry was published on December 6, 2013 at 8:21 am. It’s filed under Photography, Travel, Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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