24.9.06

Sri Lanka, in lovely black and white...

I'm working with a partner in Sri Lanka. Found this on BoingBoing today. Very cool.

Sri Lanka, when these pictures were taken, was called Ceylon. Before that, it was the island of Scerendip, whence the word scerendipity.

A few miles to the North, Chenai used to be Madras.

Mumbai used to be Bombay.

Growing up in the South, I'm well prepared for this dichotomy. The Battle of Antietem used to be the Battle of Sharpsburg. Bull Run, Manassas.

It's all just a binary form of victor's justice.

Anyway, the pictures are very cool.

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