Structure

 

There is so much structure to the Sigiriya gardens, and without the water, you can really see all the shapes they built. Structure is so important to gardens, but when I look at this I do notice the labor involved. So much work!

As a gardener myself, I know just how much of a pain it is moving even a few bricks or stones! Kings can command a lot of labor, though.

(That twisting path in the third photo would have been a little trickling stream. Just picture everything except that big main path filled in with water, and you’ll get a better sense of what it might have looked like in the 5th century.)




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