Weekly Photo Challenge: Containers (of Buddha)

Here is another entry for the Photo Challenge: Containers.

I took this one when I was on vacation a couple of years ago. I went to Bali, Indonesia. I really love it there. I decided to take a quick trip over to the neighboring island of Java. I had heard about a few things over there that sounded really interesting.

One of those things was the ancient Buddhist temple of Borobudur. I’ve always loved to explore. I love history, old buildings, ancient civilizations, different religions. Borobudur was a combination of all of those things. It is also a world heritage site (along with the nearby Hindu site of Prambanam).

I entered this photo in the challenge because the stupas (those big grey things next to the guy with the umbrella) 😉 are all containers for statues of Buddha. When you peek inside, between the stones, you can see them in there, sitting peacefully in their lotus poses, and imagine them waiting for you down through the ages. 🙂

PS- If you read the article in the link, you might also take it that the whole monument of Borobudur is a container. A container of knowledge! 🙂

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    • Thank you Trent. I’m really glad you like my blog and love that compliment! 🙂
      Yeah, I don’t know why, but I’ve always found old stuff fascinating.

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