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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.
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Brush Creek Falls
Bluestone River Tributary
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: www.nature.org/ourinitiatives/regions/northamerica/united...
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.
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
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
Young woman smiling & dressed in traditional clothes in a street of Zagreb, Croatia.
Thai traditional musicians posing in front of the way Thepthidaram ,Bangkok ,Thailand
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.
Traditional tapas selection from above
Traditional country log cabin detail, Virginia, USA
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
(No very long multi invitations please.:))
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.