Well, as a change from grieving over my dog and rejoicing over my piglets, let's finish up the Sri Lanka trip photos.
We stopped at the Dambulla Cave Temples and found this adorable monkey family love-in and group snooze:
The temple complex is a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Just downhill from the Cave Temples is the Golden Temple with an immense gold Buddha:
He is absolutely enormous! I took this shot while climbing up to the caves.
These temples date back to the 1st century BC. The outdoor architecture was added in 1938...
Inside are many beautiful Buddha statues and paintings. Every square inch of wall and ceiling is decorated. You can compare all these photos to the ones I took in 2006, on a cooler, rainier day.
I can't remember which cave is which, so you'll just have to enjoy the photos (and read this!)
So many Buddhas!
And an elephant on the ceiling.
There are 153 Buddha statues at the Cave Temples. Amazing! This place is just one of the many wonders of Sri Lanka. I really want to go back for a third visit before too many years pass.
And here's Louise, my grief therapy cat. ;) She drools when you cuddle her! I don't know why my knuckles look so red in this photo. Don't worry, they're fine (unlike my floor, which I hope to get refinished this summer!)