Sri Lanka

 

The Citadel of Sigiriya, Sri Lanka

The Citadel of Sigiriya, Sri Lanka
“To me the beauty of Ceylon lies not so much in its blue seas and golden beaches, its jungles and its mountain peaks, as in its ancient atmosphere. There is no nation, from Egypt of the Pharaohs to modern Britain, in whose literature this island has not at some time been mentioned by one or other of its many names — Lanka, Serendib, Taprobane, Cellao, Zellan, to recall a few. History lies buried in its sands, and ghosts of romance lurk among its bastioned rocks, for Lanka is very, very old.”
      — D. J. G. Hennessy, GREEN AISLES, 1949