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Rock carvings...

By Chinga
The Theme today: Rocks & Stones (More Buddhas for Patty!) Grin
Buduruwagala is a very ancient buddhist temple in Sri Lanka. The complex consists of seven statues and belongs to the Mahayana school of thought. The statues date back to the 10th century. The gigantic Buddha statue still bears traces of its original stuccoed robe and a long streak of orange suggests it was once brightly painted. The central of the three figures to the Buddha's right is thought to be the Buddhist mythological figure-the Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara.
This shots are archives from my last trip to enchanting Sri Lanka in 2012, the carvings are huge and V4 will show you the scale as I have left my friend in the shot...

Tags: Photo journalism General Architecture Specialist and abstract Landscape and travel Rocks and Stones

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Comments


25 Nov 2014 10:05AM
THIS IS A STUNNING IMAGE JUST AMAZING WONDERFUL COLOURS EXCELLENT CAPTURE SmileSmileSmile
BRITCHIE
25 Nov 2014 10:08AM
Like all these Isabel, a super set of images with excellent detail in all,
Fred.
ColleenA Plus
8 481 7 Australia
25 Nov 2014 10:12AM
What a great set Isabel...Patty will love them ...great captures
jadus 9 1.2k 3 United Kingdom
25 Nov 2014 10:12AM
What a fabulous opportunity you had to see the Buddhas, Isabel. I like very much the way you have recorded them.

Jade
CarolG 14 199 20 Greece
25 Nov 2014 10:17AM
What wonderful carvings, Isabel, excellent captures.
ddolfelin Plus
9 103 3 Wales
25 Nov 2014 10:26AM
Like the figure in V4 for scale.
Excellent, Isabel.
digital_boi 15 3 6 Scotland
25 Nov 2014 10:34AM
V4 would be my winner also Isabel

Graham
Hermanus 8 4 South Africa
25 Nov 2014 10:40AM
V4 sure puts everything in context Isabel !! Great photos !!
25 Nov 2014 10:42AM
I like V3 very much because of that exciting Pov , all the others are very good too ! SmileSmileSmile --- Jukka.
Shaji84 6 4 India
25 Nov 2014 10:53AM
This is HUGE - excellent shots!!
Joline Plus
14 34 59 United States
25 Nov 2014 11:19AM
Impressive! Imagine the work that went into these in the 10th century with primitive tools. Amazing.
25 Nov 2014 11:29AM
An excellent set of rocky carving with great detail. It so huge and the figure in V4 adds some excellent scale!!!
Effrossini
NDODS 10 5.2k 127 United Kingdom
25 Nov 2014 11:33AM
An interesting and informative narrative supported by an equally interesting and well composed and captured set of images. I particularly like image three, superb point of view and capture.

Regards Nathan
Interesting set..
Thanks for sharing

David
Bantu 7 7 1 India
25 Nov 2014 12:02PM
A great capture of rock carving.

Vikram
debu 11 India
25 Nov 2014 12:04PM
Lovely set of images.
debu
gss 7 1 Romania
25 Nov 2014 12:11PM
Well, to imitate someone, would say you are an excellent touristic ambassador of Portugal, India and Sri Lanka Isabel
The very well conceived info works excellent with the 4 splendid shots!
Daisymaye Plus
12 23 19 Canada
25 Nov 2014 12:32PM
A great set showing the buddha so very well.
Irishkate Plus
10 45 121 United Kingdom
25 Nov 2014 1:03PM
Wonderful carvings with original markings still incorporated in the faces etc.
I love V4 with the little fellow giving us a sense of scale.
KateGrinGrinGrin
prabhusinha 13 5 5 India
25 Nov 2014 1:56PM
An everlasting figure on granaite
capto Plus
8 6.6k 25 United Kingdom
25 Nov 2014 1:59PM
A fascinating set,v4 certainly shows the scale of them.Smile

ivor
Mollycat Plus
7 21 2 United Kingdom
25 Nov 2014 2:17PM
Impressive Isabel. I'm sure Patty will enjoy looking at these.
Peter GrinGrinGrinGrin
SUE118 Plus
12 8 1 United Kingdom
25 Nov 2014 4:44PM
Amazing photographs and lovely tones.
Nikonuser1 Plus
8 166 16 United Kingdom
25 Nov 2014 5:05PM
What great rock carveing's Isabel, a great write up to go with this great set of images, V4 add's a sense of scale by added in the personSmile

Cliff
luckybry 11 3 Scotland
25 Nov 2014 5:49PM
grt images no4 4 blew me away
25 Nov 2014 6:48PM
Nice one



Billy
mistere Plus
7 6 4 England
25 Nov 2014 6:53PM
Super set Isabel, very impressive carving.

Dave.
25 Nov 2014 7:20PM
A great set of images of very nicely carved gneiss, Isabel

- sorry once a geologist always a ......!

Paul
tomcat 15 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
25 Nov 2014 7:34PM
Wonderful Isabel

To think things like this were deliberately destroyed in AfghanistanSad

Adrian
Philip_H 9 1.5k United Kingdom
25 Nov 2014 7:43PM
Great set. Particularly like the pov in V3 Grin

P.
exposure Plus
16 6.0k United Kingdom
25 Nov 2014 8:18PM
Brilliant detail & textures...a lovely set of images Isabel.
Pauline.
25 Nov 2014 9:16PM
Amazing carvings Isabel, great set of images,,Lin
mikbee 14 3 8 Scotland
25 Nov 2014 11:10PM
Good to see the figure Isabel,
to see how large the carving is.
Good shots.
Mick.
pks 17 2 England
25 Nov 2014 11:37PM
great set well taken

peter
Rende 14 38 4 Netherlands
26 Nov 2014 6:21PM
Beautiful set Isabel; I particularly like the almost abstract quality of V1.
Rende
26 Nov 2014 11:03PM
Thank you so much Isabel. Xx
They are wonderful how huge is that?
Superb photos of them
Patty x
27 Nov 2014 5:50PM
Fabulous set.

JohnSmile

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