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Sleeping in Stone...

By Chinga
The Theme: Rocks & Stones
Couldn't resist uploading this reclining Buddha images from archives. Shots taken in beautiful Sri Lanka
This sacret place shows some of the the most beautiful Buddha images I have seen in Sri Lanka at Gal Viharaarea . Four images of Buddha of different sizes are carved out of a huge rock cliff about 56 yards long and falls away gradually at each end. Nearly 15 ft. of rock has been cut away to form the three large images and the cave. The beauty of the images and their lovely natural setting have long attracted the admiration of visitors. The famous Catholic monk Thomas Merton fell into a state of exaltation when he came here. The modern name Gal Vihara means the Rock Temple while the name given in the Culavamsa is The Northern Temple (Uttara Vihara).

Tags: General Stone Specialist and abstract Close-up and macro

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achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
11 Oct 2013 1:34PM
Awesome and V1 my choice Isabel.



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viscostatic 11 36 5 United Kingdom
11 Oct 2013 1:41PM
Beautiful images.

Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
11 Oct 2013 1:52PM
Interesting write up and amazing images Isabel Smile
11 Oct 2013 1:52PM
Huge sculpture! V3 certainly shows the scale, but V1 is my preference, Isabel.

CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
11 Oct 2013 2:03PM
A wonderful set, Isabel, and most interesting. When I opened V.1, the first thing I saw was a swan's head with its beak nestled in its wing Smile Carol
a great trio of images.

ColleenA Plus
5 357 5 Australia
11 Oct 2013 2:26PM
Oh wow...something I would love to see...just love V1.... An excellent set
FeatherFriend 10 38 217 England
11 Oct 2013 2:39PM
Great set Isabel, glad you uploaded V3 to show the 'big' picture, stunning piece of stonework too,
fentiger Plus
16 918 24 England
11 Oct 2013 2:54PM

Quote:Great set Isabel, glad you uploaded V3 to show the 'big' picture, stunning piece of stonework too,

I agree.

NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
11 Oct 2013 2:59PM
A mammoth and magnificent piece of work, so very beautiful and one which you have captured beautifully Isabel. Thanks for providing us with the longer shot...

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
11 Oct 2013 4:25PM

Quote:Oh wow...something I would love to see...just love V1.... An excellent set

Agree - top job, Isabel.
11 Oct 2013 4:56PM
Lovely set of Images Isabel, I really like V3 as you get to see just how big it really is Smile

Caziwinkles 5 3 1 United Kingdom
11 Oct 2013 5:34PM
Excellent set here Isabel - how large is it in V3 - amazing - V1 a true winner though. Smile

pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2007 United Kingdom
11 Oct 2013 7:18PM
Vs 1 and 2 are beautiful close ups, and it's great to see the carving in context in V3, with a figure to show the enormity of it.
11 Oct 2013 7:33PM
Wow, Isabel, this is some sculpture!
Three excellent images.

marktc Plus
7 101 15 United Kingdom
11 Oct 2013 8:52PM
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
12 Oct 2013 12:00AM
A most beautiful sculpture. A super set.

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