Bauddha Stupa at Bodnath near Katmandu.
Legend of the Construction of the Stupa (from Wikipedia)
"The village that surrounds the great Kāsyapa tower is generally known by the name of Boddha. ...which in Tibetan is called Yambu Chorten Chenpo. Yambu is the general name by which Kāthmāndu is known in Tibet; and Chorten Chenpo means great tower. The real name of the tower in full is, however, Ja Rung Kashol Chorten Chenpo, which may be translated into: "Have finished giving the order to proceed with." The tower has an interesting history of its own which explains this strange name. It is said in this history that Kāsyapa was a Buddha that lived a long time before Shākyamuni Buddha. after Kāsyapa Buddha's demise, a certain old woman, with her four sons, interred this great sage's remains at the spot over which the great mound now stands, the latter having been built by the woman herself. Before starting on the work of construction, she petitioned the King of the time, and obtained permission to "proceed with" building a tower. By the time that, as a result of great sacrifices on the part of the woman and her four sons, the groundwork of the structure had been finished, those who saw it were astonished at the greatness of the scale on which it was undertaken. Especially was this the case with the high officials of the country, who all said that if such a poor old dame were allowed to complete building such a stupendous tower, they themselves would have to dedicated a temple as great as a mountain, and so they decided to ask the King to disallow the further progress of the work. When the King was approached on the matter his Majesty replied: "I have finished giving the order to the woman to proceed with the work. Kings must not eat their words, and I cannot undo my orders now." So the tower was allowed to be finished, and hence its unique name, "Ja Rung Kashol Chorten Chenpo." I rather think, however, that the tower must have been built after the days of Shākyamuni Buddha, for the above description from Tibetan books is different from the records in Samskrt, which are more reliable than the Tibetan."
Stitch of two pictures captured from a roof of an old building
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wolf38 (29666) 2008-01-13 23:48
Hallo Achim. Zurück in Deutschland, - und ein erstes Bild aus dem schönen Nepal. Eine Stupa großen Ausmaßes. Ideal ist der Blick von einem höheren Standort. Es sieht alles sehr malerisch und exotisch aus. Ich bin gespannt auf die weiteren Photos. Viele Grüße, wolfgang.
siolaw (37642) 2008-01-13 23:55
Hi Achim, my neighbor today!
A very nice wide angle view of Bodnath, looking like polarized (?) I like the way the off centering leads the eye to the sunny part of the town, on top right...
bakes888 (18499) 2008-01-14 0:19
Hi Achim. Nice capture and stitch. I love the colour and atmosphere of the scene. good sharpness and detail also. Thanks for sharing.
syd1946 (18663) 2008-01-14 0:28
I like the point you take shot and the splendid colors all around.And the informative note of course!
Have a nice day,
vincz (19099) 2008-01-14 0:34
I love this place, i was there about a year ago. Looks like you got great weather and beautiful light. Great use of the very wide angle. A very nice one.
AiresSantos (56155) 2008-01-14 0:39
Great capture of the Bauddha Stupa with excellent colours and sharpness. I like your POV, details and how you framed it.
Magnificent stitch work here.
Thanks and have a nice week
bazal (7900) 2008-01-14 0:47
Nice document about this beautiful and impressive place. I like the horizontal format, but I find it a little bit tight at the bottom part (I would like to see all the basis of the Stuppa). The light is superbly managed (it was probably difficult to avoid the over exposure of the white areas?).
Thanks for sharing.
Budapestman (82620) 2008-01-14 0:51
Great view with fantastic details. The composition is very spectacular, colours and lights are beautiful. Fascinating shot, Very well done! Have a nice week
mehmetemin (7231) 2008-01-14 1:03
Amazing color, great capture..., light is perfect
robertosalguero (196) 2008-01-14 1:06
This structure is huge. Looking at the buildings around it I get a sense of its size. The white colour also create a sharp contrast to the more colourful buildings on the street. Good light and fine details and the stitching process is flawless. Thanks Achim.
besnard (50383) 2008-01-14 1:28
Belle vue très nette en contre-plongée. L'image est nette, précise et bien cadrée. Tu me rappelle de bons souvenirs d'un voyage que j'ai fait là-bas.
Merci pour le partage et bonne journée.
bracasha75 (24481) 2008-01-14 1:29
Ich kann nur gratuliren mein freund
Es freut mich wieder was von dir horen
Alls gutes Bratislav
snunney (75072) 2008-01-14 1:36
A superb point of view for this absorbing and well lit composition. I like the positioning of the stupa and the inclusion of the curved walkway with its colourful shop fronts, which make a very good contrast against the white. Excellent colours and clarity. Very nice work.
UnTrained (0) 2008-01-14 3:00
herrlich weit gezogene Aufnahme mit einem guten sonnigen zentralen Punktund sanften Schatten am Rand. Die schöne Schärfe belebt die Texturen und Farben. Das Bild wirkt trotz 800 Pixel riesig.
Lieben Gruss, Ulf
Silvio1953 (109295) 2008-01-14 3:36
Merhaba Achim, great view of splendid architecture with wonderful light and colors, very well done, ciao Silvio
carper (96) 2008-01-14 3:43
very nice one Achim,
a fine stich here, the pov is good, fine details, very nice to look at, fine photojob,have a good day.
Angshu (53663) 2008-01-14 3:44
Welcome back. Nice wide view of Bodhnath with good graphics thanks to the prayer flags against the blue sky. Good work!
Since you were away during New Year, wish you & your family the very best.
belido (19934) 2008-01-14 3:47
long time huh? But you came with this great panorama! I like to see the details of the exquisite architecture surrounded by nice elements. Very good work!
jhm (130642) 2008-01-14 4:35
I found your work back, very well composition and great panorama view about Bauddha Stupa at Bodnath near Katmandu.
Your stitching work is perfect I can not find it different between the two pictures.
Very well done, thanks for sharing.
paura (47166) 2008-01-14 5:13
An excellent point of view to show to all us this interesting place. Amaizng construction indeed.
danos (80278) 2008-01-14 5:22
very nice perspective of this Bauddha Stupa. The razor sharp focus is excellent and i love your composition and choice of POV,as the Stupa has been captured superbly, wonderful light and brilliant colours, a very well crafted shot.The flags add a nice decoration in the scene.Informative your note too.
Emile (20348) 2008-01-14 8:28
A wonderful shot captured from a high POV, good perspective and great view of the Bauddha Stupa and the colorful surroundings, very good composition and excellent sharpness.
Well done. TFS.
dip (22232) 2008-01-14 10:33
Du hast den Standpunkt sehr gut ausgesucht,der Blick von da oben ist ausgezeichnet,
gute Klarheit und Schärfe auch,
JCG (35129) 2008-01-14 10:49
Very beautiful and interesting assembly here. I am amazed by the life around the building and all these marvellous colors. It is a place which seems really attractive. Superb management of the lights which gives a good relief to the unit. Thank you for the complementary photograph and the interesting note.
With all my friendships and with soon,
Fis2 (78776) 2008-01-14 10:49
Very interesting object. I like the frame and colors. Very impressive picture. Good work.
lucasgalodoido (21046) 2008-01-14 16:44
um belo local esse, e você capturou muito bem, gostei da definição da foto, da pra ver até os mínimos detalhes!
Parabéns e Abraço!
Graal (93586) 2008-01-15 0:39
unusual place, good POV and composition. Very good quality of photo. I like it.
barrufeto_77 (28876) 2008-01-15 2:28
I like the people in the picture. They gives us perfect size of the building!
berek (32296) 2008-01-15 7:19
another colourful Asia view. good point of view and note. greetings.
feather (51128) 2008-01-15 7:22
You found an excellent POV to capture this wide view on the famous stupa. Well done with the stitch which can't have been easy with all the small details. I also like the view of the nearby buildings in the WS. Good work
jemaflor (76610) 2008-01-15 10:24
A ggod pov onthis stupa, well framed and interesting complement with colours on the right side.
TopGeo (38126) 2008-01-15 11:19
Hi Achim! Excellent shot! Causes impression and curiosity your reception! Good and the picture in WS I immediately made the thought for the right department, and then him I saw in the other reception good work and instructive note praises.
xavshot (69835) 2008-01-15 11:33
belle utilisation du grand angle pour nos présenter ce lieu. J'aime bien le format de la photo et la sensation d'espace qui en ressort.
hatti52 (12786) 2008-01-15 12:04
wonderful shot with good sharpness and details
danyy (0) 2008-01-15 14:50
une photo qui me semble assez festive et qui présente des couleurs vives tout autour de ce monument.
De belles conditions de lumières avec peut-être des ombres un peu sombres.
stego (22556) 2008-01-15 16:30
Like many of us, I have seen hundreds of photos of this place, but I had never seen one with such an advantageous POV. Besides being gorgeous, it shows quite effectively the whole stupa and the square where it lies, with its colourful picturesque houses and its life. And all of that with an amazing clarity/sharpness! Quite remarkable!
Congratulations and FTS.
Lieben Gruss, José.
kiwi_explorer (12209) 2008-01-15 22:09
The people certainly gave scale of dimension to the size of this dome ... quite an impressive structure. Very informative notes to describe the event and place. Well captured and presented with very good image quality. Well done! tfs
ChrisJ (92116) 2008-01-16 0:40
Looks like you were lucky with the weather. Blue sky, & almost no smog. A superb high vantage point, with excellent colour contrasts, between the blue & yellow. Good sharpness, too. Tfs!
evanrizo (456) 2008-01-16 4:52
The first think I see here is the excellent illumination, the superb light balance.
The stupa, the construction is impressive.
Have a nice time.
josepmarin (57069) 2008-01-16 6:55
a splendid stitch, with a great graphical result by the panoramic format and the great quality of image.
The Vista that offers to us is magnificent, deep and with an angle that perfectly covers this Stupa and the urban landscape in background, from a good POV.
The light and the colors are very good, is an excellent work.
adores (32170) 2008-01-16 17:27
Wondeful pov of this magic place!It really gives us a very good idea of the place and it's really big.I like to see all those people and the colourful houses around.
Colours are fatastic!
pboehringer (770) 2008-01-17 18:36
an image that recalls good moments in my memories. I have been there at this place and didn't see how to take a comprehensive shot of this place, but it seems that you solved the "Quadratur des Zirkels". Getting up at some of the adjacent buildings and stitching makes all the diference. I have been there 10 years ago and back than I din't have the skills that I have nowadays. Maybe a reason to revisit Kathmandu and the Khumbu.
Stepan (27210) 2008-01-20 0:53
Interesting and original (I don't remember I saw that pov before) view on that stupa. The place seems to be really crazy and wonderful. Thanks for that sensation.
PS : And a good realization of course, especially for the light.
delkoo (68) 2008-01-21 7:03
this summer i should go back to Nepal , i plan to do the Manaslu trek, and i will return to this fantastic place that you have achieved on this shot, your POV is very well managed.
leo61 (0) 2008-01-24 13:10
Nepal steht ziemlich weit oben auf meiner Reisewunschliste.
Ein tiolles Bild dieses gigantischen Stupa und ein guter Kontrast mit den farbenfrohen Fassaden im Hintergrund.
riclopes (35577) 2008-01-24 23:55
Olá Achim, I get allways surprised with the variety of countries shown in your posts and it seems that you are not so far away from finishing painting the whole world map with yellow. By the way, I'm curious about your photos from Laos...This is quite an impressive place and you found a great POV to show this huge Stupa. The people seem so small in there as well as the pretty houses seen at right. Excellent panoramic composition with very good colors.
- Copyright: Achim Fried (John_F_Kennedy) (41884)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-10-31
- Categories: Castles, Architecture
- Camera: Canon 350 D, Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Travelogue: 2007/11 Nepal, Qatar
- Theme(s): Places I like to remember (Nepal) [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2008-01-13 23:32