All alone one day

Two images I took when I was at home.

The one on top was taken when I was staying at the Polonnaruwa Rest house, a beautiful building cantilevered onto the lake, I am told it was hastily built as a place where Queen Elizabeth II can stay when she visited Sri Lanka I think in 1952.

I was staying there with some friends and they all left me after a few days as I had to stay an extra day to finish some commitments, naturally I was feeling a bit lonely after having spent so long in the company of my friends. Then all my phone could do was make calls and recieve them and send and recieve texts, facebook was relatively new and twitter was unheard of. If I recall right, this was taken in 2007, and justifiably insinuates my frame of mind at that moment in time.

The second picture was taken from the terrace of the Mt Lavinia hotel, obviously this guy doesnt feel lonely, his friends were swimming around him as if he was seeking refuge on top of that rock from a bunch of Piranhas, albeit the picture suggests otherwise.

Somehow, the second picture reminds me of this incident and hence I don’t really appreciate the stories that flood my mind when I see it.

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4 responses to “All alone one day

  1. Chavie

    The first picture is excellent, serene and just perfect! 🙂

  2. Gosh, the first is just breathtaking! Amazing pictures!
    Cheers!

  3. Both are great!
    First one calm waters, and the second a bit rough.. yet both can be tagged as ‘lonely’.

  4. Raju Bist

    Would love to add the guy on rock photo to the candid photography blog I maintain at http://unposedphotos.blogspot.com/
    Can I go ahead?
    Plz reply to rajubist@gmail.com
    Cheers!

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