11 April 2009

Wonderful Rock Formations


This amazing rock was seen near Arankele.

Infact I have seen quite a few similar rock formations in Wayamba and North Western Provinces. It is difficult to explain how it is balanced over there but definitely this must have created over thousands of years of sunlight, wind and rain.

It is another remarkable creation of mother nature.

10 comments:

Chavie said...

wow Kirigalpoththa, that's quite an image! I have heard lots of stories of rebels pushing huge boulders like that from the top of cliffs at the advancing enemy, especially in the Kandyan-British wars...

Kalusudda said...

Yes the rock looks like ready to be pushed down! Around Yosemite has some similar formations but not quite the same!

Kirigalpoththa said...

Chavie,
Not sure this is one of those boulders. (But could have account for a platoon of army if pushed down)
I believe this rock could have been used as a 'watch tower' (belum gala) during ancient times. The location is ideal for that.

Kalusudda,
I have seen pictures of beautiful Yosemite with the beautiful sceneries! Especailly the sight of Yosemite Fall!!

Thanks both of you for comments :)

niroshinie said...

Wow truly amazing. But it's kind of scary. Makes me think that it's going to fall down any minute!

Kirigalpoththa said...

looks like someone has placed it there very carefully. It is a good idea not to go closer to the foot of the rocky outcrop just below it:)

Tks for the comments Niroshinie!

Natural Moments said...

Nature is indeed an incredible sculptor bringing creations into seen and unseen balance and harmony.

Gaelyn said...

The balancing rock has a face that looks over the land.

Kirigalpoththa said...

Natural Moments,
Nature is the best sculptor ever. No one can beat her :)

Gaelyn,
I didn notice that! yes it has a mouth, small nose and eyes..

Thanks all for your comments!

Chavie said...

2009-04-11T18:37:12.477+05:30


wow Kirigalpoththa, that's quite an image! I have heard lots of stories of rebels pushing huge boulders like that from the top of cliffs at the advancing enemy, especially in the Kandyan-British wars...

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