Monday, September 12, 2005
Sir Arthur C. Clarke, wheelchair-bound since 1988 due to post-polio syndrome. Sri Lanka has been his home since 1956, and he owns a dive centre to the south of the island (badly hit by the 2004 tsunami), among others.
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The crescent Moon, Venus and Jupiter (little dot, below to the right - click image for better view).
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The tea leaves are dried and separated here according to size. And the smallest dusty bits are turned into tea-bags!
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Sacks and chests of tea leaves, ready for sale. There are more than 1,000 tea factories in Sri Lanka, and 95% of it is exported. Tea leaves are auctioned off to international brokers who then sell them off to tea manufacturers such as Lipton, Tetley, Twinnings, Ahmad, etc. So what you see here is OEM tea, the original thing!
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The six main types of the famed Sri Lanka tea, named according to regions. Click image for better read.
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The sacred Tooth Relic, now sparkling like a star, has a golden throne of its own, and an umbrella too. What an awesome sight.
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This painting, as part of the pictorial on the walls of the hall, shows the Tooth Relic shooting into the air and shining like star as soon as the bad guys try to destory it with a hammer. Intriguing stuff.
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