Ever noticed the small stack of stones outside the temples, or in the wilderness?
For centuries people from monks to hikers have stacked stones as a form of worship, a way of asking for good fortune to be bestowed on the stacker and his family, or a symbol that one has arrived at their destination.
These stacks of stone and brick can be found in many cultures and religions. The way they are stacked vary in composition as well as meaning. Each stone within the stack represents a particular wish and, possibly, a particular family member.
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abmdsudi (53079) 2011-08-13 9:18
An insight to this secret country, nicely composed and captured in good light and it works so well in mono. A really interesting piece of architecture and incredible sculptured wall perfectly framed, nice dof to capture the repeats into the distance and good close up detail on the foremost statue. The boys are real bonus, adding an effective focal point. Excllent tones, contrast and sharpness and thanks for sharing this exotic place with us and for the infor write up. Well done. Congrats
batalay (38591) 2011-08-20 21:25
Hello dear May,
I like the shot B&W. It reminds me of a Johnny Weissmüller Tarzan film. Stacking stones, I had no idea it had a meaning of religious devotion in the South East. I know that in the Norwegian Fjords, visitors stack stones in some of the most inaccessible spots, such as on top of peaks, as an announcement that they've been there.
Warm regards, and have a good Sunday,