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Of Boats, Reflections and Water

As I have mentioned here, I am making a conscious effort to blog more often. Many things have kept me occupied, however I should have more time on my hands after the 19th. Hopefully I will be blogging a lot. These are two images I took in Chester. I quite like the way they have come out, hope you like them too!

For those of you don’t know I started a facebook photography page a few months ago, I have not given it much publicity – in fact this is the first time I am mentioning it in any blog of mine. If you like my photographs, do like it here! Ninety Nine people have ‘liked’ it thus far, you may be the hundredth! Thank you.

Have a great week!

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Architecture through the raindrops

Rather heavy rain in London today, by English standards that is. Managed to take this from outside my room window.

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The Elephant and the Mahout

 

I must confess the timing of this shot was very accidental, nevertheless its interesting that I managed to capture the man jetting out a spurt of water from his mouth!

He possibly is a Mahout after a wash of himself and the great mammal beside him.

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Sunset over the Lake

Sunset over a lake, close to the shores where I camped last summer. Lake District, Keswick.

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Bee on a flower

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by | May 3, 2009 · 10:17 pm

Watering the skies

The sky’s reflection seen in the water (parakrama samudraya)..parakrama samudraya is a tank built by king parakramabahu in the 11th century AD. Polonnaruwa,Sri Lanka

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Rain water harvesting in Sri Lanka..

Apparently Legislation has been passed to mandatorily have rain water harvesting units in new developments including houses. According to the Daily Mirror the annual rain water fall in Sri Lanka is 100 Billion cubic meters, that is approximately a quarter billion cubic meters a day! This water if utilized for purposes other than drinking can be very useful in terms of cutting on energy and water costs.

This makes Sri Lanka the only country in the world to have a public policy on rain water harvesting! I whole heartedly applaud this move by the UDA, but i am consciously cynical as to what extent this will be implemented in future developments given the efficiency (or lack of it) of public institutions.

If implemented well this can have result in a major reduction of water,energy or even electricity costs.

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