This is the central square of the Kalmyk capital city, Elista. The Pagoda of Seven Days was built there in 2005 according to design of the chief architect of the city, Ahmed Boschaev. The spire of this Buddhist temple symbolizes leaving Samsara and achieving Nirvana.
GPS coordinates: 46.308016 Lat, 44.269620 Long, 122 m
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Royaldevon (26629) 2012-09-19 2:43
I haven't seen you posting for quite a while.
This is a fine shot with which to return! The sharpness and the colours are excellent.
I like how your viewpoint uses the bridge to lead to the pagoda. The tiny, spouting fountains are a fine addition.
Have a lovely day,
Guenther (10915) 2012-09-19 2:51
wow, great view of this splendid pagoda! I like the beautiful details shown in perfect sharpness, the vivid colours and the light... thanks for sharing.
Have a nice day,
holmertz (37209) 2012-09-19 3:24
This is a fine photo, sharp and clear and very well exposed. It shows an interesting building that I hadn't extected to see in this part of Russia, so I had to check up on the history of Kalmykia to understand its Buddhist roots. Thanks to this photo I have learned something today.
Sonata11 (33163) 2012-09-19 4:33
what a beautiful Pagoda, beautiful taken and beautiful presented with magnificent colors, sharpness, clarity, fantastic POV and DOF as well great. I like this composition and framework too. Fantastic work. I like it a lot. Thanks for sharing.
All the best,
jlbrthnn (79791) 2012-09-19 13:13
We are used to see your beautiful Orthodox churches photographic production, and this pagoda is a real surprise. The architecture is superb. Red and gold are perfect on the blue sky background. The fountain adds to the beauty of the photo. the quality is excellent. Bravo.
have a nice evening
francio64 (38264) 2012-09-19 13:26
Hi Sergiy, how are you?
Bellissima questa pagoda.
L'ottimo sharp permette di apprezzarne i dettagli.
Ottimo il contrasto cromatico tra il rosso della struttura e il blu del cielo.
adramad (35475) 2012-09-20 8:22
Glad to see pictures of you again after so long.
This composition is gorgeous, with a fantastic POV, showing us two sides of the magnificent pagoda, and including the source, which completes a superb view.
Impressive sharpness and color, in a nice sunny day.
Good job my friend, and welcome back.
Have a nice day.
Janusz1974 (2665) 2012-09-20 10:53
Very well captured with a good point of view. Sharpness and compo are very good, very interesting and colorful pagoda. Well done.
tober (8797) 2012-09-20 12:30
Hi Segiy, it is interesting to see such a padoga in Russia, since we used to see them in Far Eastern countries. Looks elegant against the blue sky. The fountain at below-left adds more dynamism. Congratulations, Tolga
pajaran (48593) 2012-09-20 22:31
Lep toranj budistickog hrama ...
Dobra ostrina i kontrast, lepe boje.
Dobar tekst i kompozicija, lepa fontana i arhitektura.
Imajte lep dan, sve najbolje.
A beautiful Buddhist temple tower ...
Good sharpness and contrast, beautiful color.
Good content and composition, beautiful fountains and architecture.
Have a nice day, all the best.
lousat (72509) 2012-09-22 3:48
Hi Sergiy,a very nice architechture,very new but builth in a very old style,magnificent capture whit the best light for the best colors,great details too,it's nice to see something to different from Russia! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano
ourania (26620) 2012-09-23 8:00
your point of view and composition are most effective for the presentation of this elegant construction built in an unexpected place. Sharpness is excellent. giving us a thorough idea of the architectural style and details and also a partial but comprehensive idea of the contrasting surroundings. Depth, perspective and lighting have been managed superbly, the colours are precise and lovely. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely evening,
zoomer (6) 2012-09-23 11:34
All important sharpness and truthful colors show all the intricacies of this beautiful pagoda.It looks great against the white buildings and the blue sky.Friendly regards,Wolf.
Fis2 (82066) 2012-09-26 0:52
Excellent frame, colors and sharpness.
Very impressive picture!
kordinator (14831) 2012-09-27 3:41
This square is perfectly captured of you.
Wonderful architecture and nice view of interesting fountain.
The light is excellent,as usual.
shevchenko (19051) 2012-09-27 4:10
Good vertical format to frame the beautiful pavilion, pagoda and fountain, very nice a group of architectures that combined modern and traditional styles, distinct photo, thanks for sharing a charming view from the city.
mkamionka (29259) 2012-10-05 11:12
I would never guess the location of this photo.
Beautiful design. Nice colors, very well presented,
serp2000 (38051) 2012-10-07 6:05
никогда не был в Калмыкии, но зато служил-жил в Бурятии. Там дацаны такиеже, жаль что я тогда слабо этим интересовался и имел примитивную Смену Символ. Отличное фото! Потрясающая резкость, вот бы Ленин порадовался таким красивым предметам культа, что сейчас строятю
Успехов на новой неделе!
fabbs99 (15787) 2012-10-09 12:20
Excellent composition with some lovely colours coupled with nice light management and presentation.Beautiful POV and with vivid colors and proper light management.
Very well done, TFS.
Keep sharing and exchanging views.
Best wishes and warm regards
sacavem (18610) 2012-10-11 9:35
A excellent architecture picture, lovely construction of these Pagoda, the sharpness and clarity are superb. Very well subject.TFS.
jmdias (52770) 2012-10-15 1:57
this is something we don't think exist in this area of russia. very beautiful light and sharpness.probably only a monument without religious use..
the contrast of the red against the blue is fantastic and the lines of the building is beautiful. TFS.
mirosu (12576) 2012-10-16 5:10
It is a well-chosen framing, in a slight low-angle shot that works very well graphically, and gives a nice perspective to the elegant architecture of this pagoda. The light has a beautiful effect on the elements, and the colors are magnificent. Vertical format works very well here. Nicely done.
- Copyright: Sergiy Lushpenko (s_lush) (16134)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-07-13
- Categories: Architecture, Artwork
- Camera: SONY DSC-W200
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/640 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Kharkiv - Caucasus - Kharkiv
- Date Submitted: 2012-09-19 1:33