Travel Photo Thursday, April 14, 2011, Reclining Buddha, Bago, Mayanmar

Posted by on Apr 14, 2011 in Travel Photo Thursday, Uncategorized | 31 comments

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Reclining Buddha, Bago, Myanmar

A couple of years ago I spent a month traveling around Myanmar. Most of my in-country travel was by bus. I thought at one point that my knees were welded together from sitting so long! However, the discomfort was really nothing when compared to what I saw a long the way. This shot of the Buddha’s feet was taken in the small town of Bago, not far from Yangon.


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31 Comments

  1. Wow. That is a great shot. How large is the statue?

    • It’s big! What an answer, eh. I must have a look and see if I can find a shot of the entire statue. I don’t think I could get the entire thing into one shot, though.

  2. Awesome pic !!

  3. Now you have me wondering how large is that Buddha statue.
    I’ve looked all over Okinawa and haven’t found a reclining one, yet.
    Liked this shot so much I Tweetd/FBd/Yahoo Buzzd/Google Buzzd/MySpaced/Pingd and am headed over to the ThumbsUps place to see if they repaired the site. WU HU HU !
    Nice find and capture. Hope the knees got unwelded without too much difficulty !

  4. Nancie, I think this is my favorite photo yet! The color, framing, texture, use of light and shadow–it’s terrific! I really want to go to Myanmar someday…

    • Michael………Myanmar is fabulous…so much to see and do.

  5. I agree with Michael. I think this is a terrific shot and probably the best in the last few months. It seems very restful and there’s something about giant body parts I find very appealing.

  6. Simply beautiful…

  7. Love how the sun is glistening off the toes!

  8. Love the light and such an interesting perspective of the Buddha.

  9. Wow, Nancie — I love this shot!. You really know how to capture a unique perspective.

  10. Another me too comment. This is my favorite tpThursday picture yet! Nicely framed and nice warm colours!

  11. A very interesting photo, the light isgood. Toenails are nicely manicured also.
    http://holesinmysoles.blogspot.com/2011/04/travel-photo-thursday-april-14th.html

  12. This photo is beautiful! The light is perfect and it adds a warm glow to the photo. Impressive!!!

  13. really beautiful shot….awesome and well done.

  14. I have nothing in return but this is a very nice shot of Buddha’s feet. What is it actually made of?

  15. You’re inspiring me to start my own Travel Photo Thursday posts so that I can also join the fun too! 🙂

  16. Enjoyed the read.

  17. haha Jim……..couldn’t have a reclining Buddha with bad toe nails 🙂

  18. That is some gigantic buddah! I saw some fairly large ones in a temple in Kampot – there were probably over 50 Buddhas in this one temple. Of course I took tons of photos. But none nearly so big as this.

  19. Wow that’s cool!

  20. Stunning photo! Great job!!

  21. I am just thinking of the artist. Great skill and a great way of taking the photo.

  22. Hi Michael,

    I loved Myanmar. It’s easy to get there, and so much to see.

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