Vesak in Kandy, May 13, 2006 - 3

At 7 PM, Krishantha, a tuk-tuk driver, picked us up. For the next five hours we rode around Kandy and Peradeniya. Some of these are lanterns, made of various materials, both processed and natural. Others are "pandals," lighted boards (some with 3-d images) depicting a Buddhist story. The very large ones have numbered panels. For these, the story was being played on loudspeakers. Many people, including whole famiilies, stood in the dark, looking at the the pictures and following with the recording. (Click on the image to see it larger.)
Same as previous A very large pandal, in a park in Kandy A detail of the previous, unknown story Another detail
An entry in a competition Same as previous Same as previous Another entry in that competition
Same as previous, no flash Another entry in that competition A roadway tunnel with the full moon above Outside a house in central Kandy
At the same house Downtown Kandy One of the previous The other
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