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This is no ordinary fishing, there might be several methods of catching a fish but this one is mind-boggling. Fishermen in Sri Lanka use stilts to catch a fish. Stilt Fishing is an old tradition practiced by around 500 fishing families in Galle, in southwestern-most Sri Lanka, especially around the towns of Koggala,Kathaluwa, and Ahangama.


They usually fish during sunset, noon and sunrise, with each one taking their elevated position and balancing about 2 meters above the water. As you can see in the picture front slider, there is a vertical pole engrafted into the sea bed, attached to it is a cross bar, called petta, on which the fishermen do the balancing act. So with one hand they hold the stilt and the other hand they have a fishing rod or a line to catch spotted herrings and small mackerels, which are then kept in a plastic bag tied around their waist or the pole.


So the fishermen of that area don't mind sitting for long hours to get their catch, it seems they don't use a bait either on the hook. Since how long this custom is practiced is not known, Government document which says that according to old fishermen stilt fishing started after the Second World War.

Brush Creek Falls

Bluestone River Tributary

Mercer County


After posting a couple Kentucky images, it's back to posting images from West Virginia! In recent weeks I posted a couple images of Brush Creek Falls showing some unique perspectives; here's a more traditional view . . . Thanks for looking and I very much appreciate your comments!


*The Nature Conservancy helps protect this area, learn more here:







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Maarssen (Holland)

The holiest religious site in Bali for over 1000 years is the Pura Besakih Hindu temple complex on the slopes of Mount Agung, called the Mother Temple. The tradition of carrying religious offerings to the top of Pura Penataran Agung, the holiest of the temples in the complex continues to this day. Whole families walk up the mountains to the upper terraces carrying intricate arrangements of fruit and flowers with palm leaf decorations, dressed in traditional attire with a dominant white colour.


Katara 4th Traditional Dhow Festival.

Hit EXPLORE #293 on Dec 9, 2008


One from the archives...


This traditional handicraft is used to decorate doors frames...

This photo was take in Zaanse Schans, near Amsterdam, this winter. The town is gorgeous and is definitely worth visiting for photographing purposes. Besides this traditional windmills that give colour to the place, there are houses with dutch architecture worth admiring.

It's a beautiful journey into Holland's past and all over the streets there is a smell of fresh chocolate.


Hope you like it, enjoy!

Photo: Zaanse Schans, Holland

Traditional salt fields are located in the village of Sila, Bima, West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia

Farmstead in the Lithuanian countryside.

Thai traditional musicians posing in front of the way Thepthidaram ,Bangkok ,Thailand

Take on my recent trip to Melbourne, Victoria.

This is part of the Melbourne GPO Building. It actually doesn't have a Post Office in it anymore but instead Designer Clothes Shops.


People kept popping into the picture but eventually I managed this one.


My 7 Days Of Shooting

Traditional Thursday

Tonle Sap wetlands, Cambodia

Wearing traditional clothing, a Hindu devotee is getting down of Chandarakhup -the mud volcano which is respected as a sacred place by the Hindu community.

On my way back toward Zion I went through Bryce to catch a morning sunrise. To my suprise it was not Sunrise Point that gave the best vantage but rather this point that lays between Sunrise and Sunset Points.


The sandstone seems to glow in the morning sun, somewhat backlit and delivering that orangie/red "Traditional Bryce" Canyon look.

This is an old traditional door found in Vasa village in the

island of Cyprus.

Shot at Tok Senik Fishermen Jetty, Sabak, Kelantan..

Old pictures 1999 of traditional fishing with nets in the north east of Brazil

Explore Highest position # 33 on Wednesday, March 11, 2009

The traditional Thai house design was very typical when rivers and canals were main trasportation route in the past. High roof for ventilation. The living area is on the 2nd floor, 1st floor is open for the anually flooding. Every house in the past has boats under the house ready to use while flooding. I've a chance to take photos of this newly built house today while travelling to work out side the city. The place is in Bang Sai, Ayutthaya. :)


เรือนทรงไทย ในศูนย์ศิลปาชีพบางไทร อยุธยา


Exposure: 1/350 sec, Aperture: f/13, Focal Length:14 mm, ISO: 100

Nikon D700, Nikkor AF-S 14-24mm f/2.8G ED

Single shot.


(No very long multi invitations please.:))

The traditional canal boat "Gdansk" has just entered the short Ripon canal from the River Ure. There are three locks on the way to the end of the canal


The Ripon Canal is located in North Yorkshire, England. It was built by the canal engineer William Jessop to link the city of Ripon with the navigable section of the River Ure at Oxclose lock, from where boats could reach York and Hull. It opened in 1773, and was a moderate success. It was sold to the Leeds and Thirsk Railway in 1847, and was effectively closed by 1906, due to neglect. It was not nationalised with most canals and railways in 1948, and was abandoned in 1956 (Wiki)

Traditional dhows are still the main means of transport on the turquoise waters along the East African Coast. This fishing boat was shot at Paje Beach on Zanzibar Island.


Traditional Korean dancer, Seoul, South Korea

A torii is a traditional Japanese gate most commonly found at the entrance of or within a Shinto shrine, where it symbolically marks the transition from the profane to the sacred The presence of a torii at the entrance is usually the simplest way to identify Shinto shrines.

Torii were traditionally made from wood or stone, but today they can be also made of reinforced concrete, copper, stainless steel or other materials. They are usually either unpainted or painted vermilion with a black upper lintel. Inari shrines typically have many torii because those who have been successful in business often donate in gratitude a torii to Inari, kami of fertility and industry. Fushimi Inari-taisha in Kyoto has thousands of such torii, each bearing the donor name.

Scene inside Banyuwangi traditional market, East Java, Indonesia

The exterior surfaces of the mosque display titanium, bronze, and granite finishes. It is ornamented with pale blue marble and Zellige tilework. A particular feature in the mosque is that all structures are made of reinforced cement concrete and all decorations are of traditional Moroccan design


Taken @Casablanca, Morocco, North Africa

This is how we welcome Guests in the state of Tamilnadu, India

Thorup Strand in the northern part of Denmark. One of the few places remaining where fishing vessels are still pulled up onto the beach every day.

Mighty and the myth of righteous people, in ancient times there must be a gate of the housing.

Traditional country log cabin detail, Virginia, USA

village life that still use the old way to cook

fisher boat in Malta, painted in traditional colours

I ate traditional bibimbap in Jeonju, which is where it was "invented"

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