Welcome to WDEOD, a site full of Doris’ photographs! These ones are of the Sri Lankan city of Kandy.
The site’s s purpose is to share the shots she took in her 50+ years of travel. I’m trying to do a post a film – so one tour may have many posts.
To see what I’ve put up so far, use the menu (three lines up there ↑ if you are on a phone or tablet) to go to a place or a year. There may be a mystery link at the bottom too!
This is a city on a plateau surrounded by mountains that is famed for its temples such as Sri Dalada Maligawa. Doris Shipway, the photographer, visited there in 1975 and took pictures that capture the day to day life of the place and its people.
Doris was not university educated. She just had an enthusiasm for places and people – and flora. There must be hundreds of pictures of flowers, blossoms and gardens. Mostly I have not included them in any post but here is one from the botanical gardens of Perideniya, outside Kandy.
Doris also took many pictures of markets which often show people at their best – as they are. I am always impressed with the displays. Hopefully there is stock rotation!
Lake Kandy (again)
Hmm, I may have inserted some slides from another set unless they came back from the Elephants to the Temples again.
Never mind it gives us a chance to see the Sri Dalada Maligawa again.
The tour then visited some Elephants. I’ve put in other posts about my daughter’s (actually now both daughters) desire to volunteer in an elephant sanctuary. The world has realised that the treatment of animals can be cruel, but on the other hand, people have to live. I’ll leave it to everyone to make up their own opinion, I just these were treated humanely and with love.
Snakes, in common with many other animals have evolved elaborate methods of distribution. Here we can see one that has climbed upon a human in the hope that it is going into town where the food and dancing is. His favourite type of music is not from the Pungi but Italian prog rock which was very popular at the time.
You may think I’m writing this rubbish as my SEO monitor is telling me to add more content – and you would be right.
Doris, like most of us used the romanised name for the country, Ceylon, in the 70s.
Ceylon is an anglicised version of the Portuguese Cerentivu. Originally the British colony did not include Kandy, but later it was incorporated.
In 1972 it became a republic and took on the name of Sri Lanka as proven by …
 Because Noddy won’t pay the ransom (joke contemporary with post)