Sunday, December 29, 2013

Viharamahadevi Park

Viharamahadevi Park which was known as the Victoria Park many decades ago is located in the middle of Colombo. The park didn't go through any major changes until the last six months. Now the park looks modern. However if you go during the weekend the Ghosts who roam around the park (just like Galle Face green) makes you think you have entered Arab – yikes!

Town Hall

New Lights

Walking Path

Thursday, November 28, 2013


Highline Park is an old elevated railroad converted to a beautiful park on the lower west side of Manhattan. It’s one of a kind concept and I haven’t seen anything like this anywhere else.

Remains of the railroad

View from the Observation point

Street Art

Wild fruits


Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade – 2013

Thanksgiving is something new to me and in New York City they have a parade for everything! Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade attracted much more people than I initially though on 28th November morning but luckily the balloons were huge and anyone could see them even from a distance.

Toothless the Night Fury from How to Train Your Dragon


More Balloons of Cartoon Characters

Santa and the Reindeers

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Los Angeles

Known as the “The City of Angels” is a place you would fall in love with immediately after you see it with your own eyes. As a big city it offers you anything you need – Entertainment, Nightlife, Culture, Food, Lovely Beaches, Mountain Ranges of Natural Beauty and lots more… Though I had to end my visit on 24th November and head back to New York I would definitely come back to LA for a much longer visit.

Panoramic view of Los Angeles City from Griffith Observatory

A Quadcoptor with Surveillance Cameras

Santa Monica Beach is another Iconic landmark as it’s the final stop of the Interstate Highway which connected East and the West Coast of the United State. The Santa Monica Pier also appear on many movies and it has the Bubba Gump restaurant which featured on the movie Forest Gump.

Santa Monica Pier

Santa Monica Pier – Amusement Park

A memorial on the beach

Enjoying the Sunshine

Panoramic view from Santa Monica Pier


A tour in Los Angeles wouldn’t be complete without visiting the certain places. The entire world knows what Hollywood is and I made few visits on 23rd and 24th November 2013 to cover some places.

Hollywood Walk of Fame

A shop in Hollywood Boulevard

The iconic Hollywood sign

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Madame Tussauds – Hollywood

Los Angeles being big on its entertainment, it’s not too easy to spot a star on the road! But if you walk in to Madame Tussauds you can see plenty of them. Located on the Hollywood Boulevard I visited the famous wax museum on Saturday, 23rd November 2013. The figures are impressive but some aren’t what you would expect them to be.

Marilyn Monroe


Marlene Dietrich

Universal Studio

Unlike Disneyland, Universal Studio in Hollywood is something you can cover within a day time if you plan it properly. You can really feel the effects in their simulations and specially made 3D or 4D movie parts. Though I went on Saturday, 23rd November 2013 it wasn’t busy around the time park opened.

Seaworld effects of plane crash

Universal Studio – Globe Theatre

Friday, November 22, 2013


Disneyland California is divided into two parks; the adventure park and the theme park. They are something you can’t cover in one day for sure. We started the tour Friday, 22nd November 2013 early morning from downtown Los Angeles to Anaheim where Disneyland is located. The rides in Disneyland are very unique and could be enjoyed by anyone (though I initially thought its target audience is kids).

Antique cars still running for transportation services

Skull inside Adventureland

Pirates of the Caribbean

Mini kingdom

Santa on his new ride

Disney Princess on the Parade

Submarine yard

Iron Man costumes on display

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Top of the Rock

Rockefeller Center is one of the main tourist attractions of NYC because its observation deck called Top of the Rock. You can get the best view of Central Park from this observation deck by day time and by the night you can see lights of New York City.

Rockefeller Center

View of Empire State Building

View of Queens and Brooklyn

Inside Rockefeller Center observation deck

Sunday, November 17, 2013


World renowned Universities such as Harvard, MIT located in Boston but it’s a very quiet neighborhood compared to New York City. I went there during the 16th and 17th November 2013 for the weekend.

Holocaust Memorial

A bridge in Boston City

Harvard Square

A pond located in the Suburbs of Boson

Kids enjoying a ride of a farm trailer

Saturday, November 16, 2013

The Freedom Trail – Boston

The History of United States isn’t that old; however their freedom struggle and independence which lead to a solid constitution is a true lesson for the rest of the world. The freedom trail is a set of locations in the heart of Boston which tells you the story of their independence. I managed to go through the trail and visit all its locations on Saturday, 16th November 2013. There are many attractions that’ll surprise you like the Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market.

Freedom Trail Sign

A tour guide wearing a costume

The Freedom Trail

Quincy Market

The Great Hall (Faneuil Hall)

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island

It’s probably one of the cheapest activities in NYC under US$20. The downside is to get access to the crown you’ll have to wait for months. I wasn’t so interested of the Crown access so took the Pedestal access tickets online and went on the tour on Sunday, 9th November 2013.

Inside the Ellis Island Museum

The old US Immigration Center in Ellis Island

Statue of Liberty

Statue of Liberty (Observe the Airliner in the background)