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Borobudur - stairs to heaven

steppeland

Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Borobudur – Buddhist monument- Indonesia
(2004)

Quote From Wikipedia:
“Borobudur, or Barabudur, is a 9th-century Mahayana Buddhist monument near Magelang, Central Java, Indonesia. The monument comprises six square platforms topped by three circular platforms, and is decorated with 2,672 relief panels and 504 Buddha statues.1 A main dome, located at the center of the top platform, is surrounded by 72 Buddha statues seated inside perforated stupa.

The monument is both a shrine to the Lord Buddha and a place for Buddhist pilgrimage. The journey for pilgrims begins at the base of the monument and follows a path circumambulating the monument while ascending to the top through the three levels of Buddhist cosmology, namely Kāmadhātu (the world of desire), Rupadhatu (the world of forms) and Arupadhatu (the world of formlessness). During the journey the monument guides the pilgrims through a system of stairways and corridors with 1,460 narrative relief panels on the wall and the balustrades."

Another dive in my old photo’s brought me back to this set of pictures made at the Borobudur… memories of a fantastic experience…

Photo made before ‘my’ digital era, with my Pentax ME super – film camera and Pentax-M zoom1:2.8-4 40-80mm lens
Scanned from photo and post edited in Lightroom and Photoshop

Features and Top10 placements
Featured in High quality images (July 4 , 2010)
Top10 placement in Oriental – Unique buildings of the world (August 4, 2010)
Featured in ‘All things old’ – Bubbler’s weekly challenge (Nov 12, 2010)
Featured in Time gates (Apr. 8, 2011)
Top 10 in Ethnic buildings – Ethnic art (April 23, 2011)
Top10 in Stairway to somewhere – Architecture and street art (Nov. 10, 2011)

Thank you so much!


Comments and feed-back always welcome. Thanks for looking :)



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