These are the first stupas we see when we reach the site. This part is already restored and some paths have been made. On the opposite side we can find the temple and the stupas are a little different. Many of them haven't been restored yet and others are almost covered by trees and bushes. Personally, I prefer the opposite side, that I'll try to show on my next post.
Seems that the first stupas were built in the 16th century, but many were probably added later.
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jadesgran (5359) 2011-09-12 22:49
What an incredible sight! This is all very ornate and you have captured it very well.Good colours. T.F.S.
batalay (35947) 2011-09-12 23:33
It is an ungodly hour here in Washington. Just before retiring for the night, I thought I would take a look at the new posts at Trekearth, and I came by this gorgeous image from Myanmar. The vantage point you've chosen is ideal to show the scope and intricacy of this temple.
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SteveH (6243) 2011-09-13 4:52
Hi Ana, an unmistakably S.E. Asian image. I think, like you, my preference would be for the less reconstructed side of the path, although this does allow the intricacies of the stupas to be seen, which you've exploited well. Cheers, Steve
stevesaba (8135) 2011-09-13 6:23
Another great point of view for this amazing site! This must be quite an interesting area, and I hope I can visit it next time! Fine work, warm regards,
emilbo (22616) 2011-09-13 9:17
C'est vraiment fantastique tout ce qu'on peut faire et quelle architecture. Je préfère cette photo en diagonale aux deux autres. Excellente composition, bel éclairage et excellent rendu des couleurs et détails.
Toutes mes félicitations,
Bluejeans (64249) 2011-09-13 10:49
Oi Ana ,
Que lugar magnifico com estas stupas alinhadas seus detalhes de arquitectura são lindos , boa diagonal , parabéns !!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
Charo (51210) 2011-09-13 12:35
Cuando vi la miniatura, antes de ver la fecha de la foto, pensé que ya estabas de vacaciones.
Muy buena perspectiva en ángulo de esta gran colección de estupas.
Realmente un impresionante lugar excelentemente capturado.
abmdsudi (44930) 2011-09-13 15:07
I prefer this amongst the three similar subjects, Very impressively composed and excellent shooting angle on how the paths lead the eye to the imposing stupas and beyond with the corner provides an excellent foreground interest. Awesome color hues and good control of highlight and glorious rich clear sky. Clarity and exposure are so super. An elegant shot and good infor note. Congrats, well done Kato.
siolaw (38290) 2011-09-14 22:48
That looks like a great place... didn't go there....
You got the most of the available light under unstable weather. Good detail sharpness too.
baddori (19969) 2011-09-15 14:30
Sono steli votivi forse di ispirazione vocazionale .
Una sequela interminabile e raffigurazioni uguali nella diversità..
Aspettando la prossima
emka (82024) 2011-09-15 15:10
Incredible view of all these stupas. They look fantastic. What beautiful ending they have. i hope to go there too in my Burma trip. Excellent colours and sharpness.
sacimar (26069) 2011-09-16 6:23
este lugar es impresionante, me gusta este conjunto arquitectonico, debe de ser una visita interesante tal como nos muestras, bien visto,
Buen fin de semana!
nobuikehonda (3848) 2011-09-16 19:41
The great image of those stupas are getting more and more elaborated. it's a great image. The diagonal view really is very descriptive. We can truly see how those stupas are arranged, and the foliage behind and the in the FG give an excellent sense of the situation on the site. I love the colors and the richly decorated stupas. You have more images of them? I can't wait to see them. I will look forward to seeing the next photo. Thank you for this very informative image.
With my very best wishes,
Have a nice weekend, Ana
delpeoples (53853) 2011-09-20 21:36
Ola dear Ana
fantastic perspective here, I love the diagonal lines. The sharpness, colours and contrast are wonderful. Great job, what an unusual place. Parabens.
paura (47166) 2011-09-25 12:28
Incrível essas construções de rebuscada arquitetura. Que bom que sejam mantidas até hoje. Muito bom você mostrar.
Docarmo (9639) 2011-09-25 20:25
Estava vendo a sua coleção de stupas e gostei desta em particular, com esta diagonal em profundidade muito interessante.
São impressionantes estes requintes arquitetônicos relacionados a idéias/ideais... parece mesmo uma tendência do ser humano em geral.
Thanks for sharing,
wolf38 (31282) 2011-10-01 10:02
Hello Ana. Yes, Myanmar is a beautiful country. The people are friendly. Everywhere there are temples, pagodas, stupas, etc. I like your photo very well. Rgds, Wolfgang.
Waylim (25368) 2011-10-04 10:59
So many beautiful shots from Myanmar, Don't even know which to start with. I look at them all, they are all beautiful, my fav is this one, I like it compositionally and its depth. color is a bit on the dark side due to the cloudy day, but you managed very well with all the details and colors.
sacavem (18614) 2011-10-06 6:50
Belos estes "Estupa", com uma arquitectura ornamental quase elevado à perfeição. Boa a composição para mostrar a quantidade,a abrangência e complexidade deste templo.
jmdias (57161) 2011-11-19 0:55
muito bom este ângulo que nos mostra bem o tamanho e o ambiente onde estes pináculos estão. belo trabalho, curioso local.
mkamionka (31369) 2011-11-26 3:29
the stupas look amazing. This is such an exotic shape to me. And there are so many of them. Incredible place, I can only imagine one can spend a lot of time over there with camera.
Thanks for this reportage,
serp2000 (41056) 2012-04-19 22:21
Superb! Ihope to visit Myanmar next trip to the SE Asia.
Splendid shot, perfect sharpness, attractive colors. Well done!
leo61 (0) 2012-09-05 10:49
A fine shot of this pagoda field with good depth ,thanks to your well choosen POV.
Maybe I`ll go there at my 5th Burma travel starting next christmas.
- Copyright: Ana Dores (adores) (38839)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-09-22
- Categories: Architecture, Artwork
- Camera: FujiFilm FinePix S9600, 58mm HAMA Pol cir
- Exposure: f/6.4, 1/125 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Myanmar [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2011-09-12 17:16