Street in Anuradhapura

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Devanam on May 9, 2008

This is not a street in Anuradhapura. This is a footpath in the ancient city for pilgrim pedestrians.The huts on either side are put up by vendors selling flowers etc.,

HaXoN on May 10, 2008

Hi Devanam,

where is the difference between a street and a footpath? I also drove on this way. So for me it is a street. I think its not that important how a pic is called. But if you know Anu that good, maybe you can help me with the exact position. I´m not that sure, if i placed it on the right street.

Thanx HaXoN

Devanam on May 27, 2008

Hi HaXoN

No vehicles are allowed on this road and it is meant for pedestrians, hence we call it a foot path. It leads from the Bo tree to the Ruvanweli Seya dagaba.Being a tourist Guide Lecturer of the Ceylon Tourist Board for more than 24 years, I have walked hundreds of times along this path. Sorry to disagree with you. Devanam

HaXoN on May 28, 2008

Ok, and whats about the position? I´m sure that you can help me with that, if you worked in Anu for that long period.

Thanx

HaXoN on May 28, 2008

Hey Devanam,

why don´t you upload some pic? You must have some nice of this area, don´t you?

asankakl on August 10, 2008

Anuradhapura

128 miles (205km) from Colombo is Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka’s first capital founded about the 4th century BC. According to the Mahavansa, the Sinhala Buddhist chronicle, the city was a model of planning. Precincts were set aside for huntsmen and scavengers and even heretics and foreigners. There were hostels and hospitals, separate cemeteries for high and low castes. A water supply was assured by the construction of reservoirs.

More than a hundred years before Tsin-Shee Hwang-Tee had set his millions of laborers at work on the great wall of China, ancient Anuradhapura was a flourishing city and the capital of Lanka, as the island was called by the ancients. It was a youthful contemporary of Babylon and Nineveh, greater than either in territorial area, and was in its glory and amplitude when Rome and Carthage were young.

Anuradhapura was to continue for over a thousand years as the national capital. During that time there were 123 kings. Archeological excavations in Anuradhapura confirm that people lived in the area as early as 500 B.C. According to the Mahavamsa, the Sinhala Buddhist chronicle, there were three "Anuradhas" for whom the city was named. The first and most likely, was a general of prince Vijaya, the north Indian rebel, who was considered to be the forefather of the Sinhala race. Anuradhapura remained the capital of Sri Lanka until the 10th century A.D. The city of Anuradhapura, in its heyday, was the greatest city of all. It covered some 20 square miles, and its population was estimated to be in the tens of thousands. The king lived in a palace with 1,000 rooms, in the center of the city. According to the Mahavansa the city was a model of planning. Precincts were set aside for huntsmen and scavengers and even heretics and foreigners. There were hostels and hospitals, separate cemeteries for high and low castes. A water supply was assured by the construction of reservoirs.

for more info,

Source: http://web.pdx.edu/~mmlynch/srilanka/trip2002/anuradhapura.htm

asankakl on August 10, 2008

this photo is N/A,,

go to:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anuradhapura

or

http://web.pdx.edu/~mmlynch/srilanka/trip2002/anuradhapura.htm

asankakl on August 10, 2008

www.srilankareference.org

http://www.info.lk/srilanka/srilankahistory/index.htm

HaXoN on August 10, 2008

asankakl,

what is n/a about this pic? Thanx for the infos above, but how do they affect this pic?

Eng.Saman on March 4, 2010

Devanm..Hariyata hari.Mun awith ape rate Photo aran gihin,publish karanne...Lankawa me wage kiyala.Steet ekei,Footpath eke wenasa danne nathi Suddoooo...???

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  • Uploaded on September 22, 2007
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    by HaXoN
    • Camera: CASIO COMPUTER CO.,LTD. EX-S600
    • Taken on 2007/01/18 10:29:23
    • Exposure: 0.003s (1/320)
    • Focal Length: 6.20mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.300
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
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