While we are staying in Weligama, we planned to take a walk on the old road and chanced upon passing through the Kushtaraja Gala statue, a monolithic Bodhisattva figure. ..
We figured out that this bigger than life size relief carved in solid rock is thought to be one of the best statues in the Mahayanist Buddhism in Sri Lanka, though the location is quaint and can be easily missed. The statue is still prayed too by the residents nearby. It is also believed that this statue belongs to the period of 7-9th centuries.
Stories also point out that Weligama was highly prosperous city in the ancient times and a center of foreign trade as Weligama was used as a harbor by foreign trading ships. It is also a place that was struck bad by Tsunami. ..
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Snowwwwwwww!!! And it’s snowingggggg!!!! ❄️ snow does to me what the moon does to a werewolf 😂
SiEun wanted to go to a small design museum at a university in Reykjavik. We passed this pond and this view before we started walking on borderline highway.
Nature doesn't grow in straight lines
The Evzones is a special unit of the Hellenic Army, also known as Tsoliades, who guard the Monument of the Unknown Soldier in front of the Hellenic Parliament and the Presidential Mansion. .
Through the historical movement of Greece, the Evzones have become symbols of bravery and courage for the Greek people. The Presidential Guard, as the unit is now called, was constituted in 1868 and has taken many names through centuries (Guard of the Flag, Royal Guard, etc). .
The duties of the soldiers are part of a ceremonial nature. Every soldier guards for about an hour, 3 times in total every 48 hours. Throughout these 60 minutes, they have to stand perfectly still until it is time to switch with another guard. During the changing, they work in pairs so they can perfectly coordinate their moves. The steps that the official ceremony requires at the time of changing are carried out in really slow motion to protect their blood circulation after 60 min of immobility.
Welcome to the MAINE EVENT
Me and my family of little spoons 😂 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Do you like being the big 🥄 or little 🥄??
I’m Little spoon all the way 🙋♀️ but when he’s too tired to snuggle I creep over and become the big spoon 😏 mwahaha
Shhhhh 🤫 it’s a secret! How cute is this luggage organization set?? Comes in a variety of colors! Coming soon. Dm for preorders!
“So I was thinking about names for my new tea shop. How about… the Jasmine Dragon? It’s dramatic, poetic, has a nice ring to it.” 🍵 -UI