Friday, March 28, 2014

Art and Beauty in Coastal Sri Lanka

Its always a pleasure when dear friends travel and bring their memories live and share with you, isnt it?How happy are you to see the images and enjoy them.This was the perfect time for my dear friend Ambika  to travel to SriLanka coz i am head over heels in love with Srilanka :)- with  Geoffrey Bawa :)-
An amazing tour she did with whatever little time she got and has captured the essence of SriLanka in her gorgeous images..

 Ambika creates art wonderfully,she is a blogger and blogs at "My Sunny yellow Window".She also shares DIY'S,Decor ideas and travel stories..

Shall let Ambika speak now...

“Travelling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller” and I couldn’t agree more with Ibn Batuta.

While noting the striking resemblance of Sri Lanka to India, there were some stark differences too - the cleanliness and aesthetics of the general public in Sri Lanka are many notches above.

Four days in the island nation whizzed past and I have just photographs as memoirs. A few among them are special to me, and I wish to share them with the readers of Celebrations Decor. Without further ado, I will let my pictures do justice..

Lotus picking for the boutique hotels

Red and whites swim around to add fragrance  to the decor

nooks of the lovely home stay

Inside the home stay

nooks and corners
lovely corners

charming office of the idle bikes at Unawatuna

at the beach side

outside galle fort

an antique store

shadow play in a Dutch Bungalow converted to a heritage resort

beautiful tiles

light streams in

the old rusted signboards stole the heart

gorgeous windows at the JApanese peace pagoda

painting at the ambalangoda mask factory

portuguese tiles and clock

Batik painting in progess

sculptures in tune with the surroundings

travel photographs framed by a dutch door
sun shining down on the Nooit Gedacht Heritage Hotel

I thank Ambika for accepting the offer to write and share images which she very readily did..Thanks  for the collaboration..Hope to do more in future.
All Photographs  courtesy Ambika Sudhakaran..please ask before reusing not copy nor steal


  1. Awesome post! Enjoyed virtual ride to Sinhala!

    The Arts & Me

  2. gorgeous captures. Thank you for the virtual tour. Loved it !

  3. Beautiful pictures. Sri Lanka seems to have a very nice old world charm to it.

  4. Beautiful pictures. Love all the colors and textures. It is so interesting to see different cultures! Thank you for sharing!

  5. Lakshmi, this is fabulous. Such textured pictures. Thank you for sharing.

    Do check out Aalayam for party inspiration all of April!


  6. nice post. Never knew Sri Lanka is so beautiful! Loved it :)

  7. what a wonderful picture essay - nice job ambika!!

    love coming back to your posts lakshmi - always captivating!


  8. Loved the peek into travel in SriLanka ... now tempted to make a trip there myself!

  9. I like the Home stay especially the interior Designing!

  10. Creative thought and deigns are WOW! I like your post.

  11. Just checking back after a while. I am glad you all enjoyed this tour, thank you folks! :-)

  12. That homestay looks absolutely gorgeous.. What a lovely place to stay..


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