hello, my friends,
I know you are waiting for my photos from the Buddhist places of Sri Lanka. The final point of my Ceylon trip was Kandy.
You can see another two photos in WS.
This is a Buddhist temple in the city of Kandy, Sri Lanka. It is located in the royal palace complex of the former Kingdom of Kandy, which houses the relic of the tooth of Buddha. Since ancient times, the relic has played an important role in local politics because it is believed that whoever holds the relic holds the governance of the country. Kandy was the last capital of the Sri Lankan kings and is a UNESCO world heritage site partly due to the temple.
Monks of the two chapters of Malwatte and Asgiriya conduct daily worship in the inner chamber of the temple. Rituals are performed three times daily: at dawn, at noon and in the evenings. On Wednesdays there is a symbolic bathing of the Sacred Relic with an herbal preparation made from scented water and fragrant flowers, called Nanumura Mangallaya. This holy water is believed to contain healing powers and is distributed among those present.
The temple sustained damage from bombings at various times but was fully restored each time.
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lousat (75754) 2014-01-19 6:02
Hi Serghei,a very rich composition from Kandy,the most rich and decorated buddisth city,great capture in the night despite the difficult light,i like it! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
snunney (82683) 2014-01-19 6:16
Great capture of this fascinating building. I like the point of view, which is well served by the vertical frame. Also, the warm tones and excellent detail. Sorry, no more smilies left for today.
SnapRJW (30915) 2014-01-19 6:30
Hello Serghie - I know from experience how tricky it is to get good shots at the Temple of the Tooth, the lighting is not favourable and when we were there the crush of people made things even more difficult. I think this is good considering how you had to bump up the ISO and still hand hold a slow-shutter speed. You give a good feel for the richness of the carved, wooden decoration. I like the addition of the dancer, did you go next door and see a performance? I loved Kandy, a beautiful place. Warm regards Rosemary
jemaflor (83859) 2014-01-19 8:00
Well presented with a perect vertical format and a good exposure, nive effect with this golden light, interesting contribution about this country.
photoray (11855) 2014-01-19 9:10
Attractive vertical format revealing Kandy's Buddhist temple articulate artworks, in fine resolution, and golden light hues.
adramad (37445) 2014-01-19 10:47
Superb composition vertically, which shows a large detail of the facade and corridors of this wonderful temple with very beautiful carved wood.
Very sharp image with optimal lighting.
Well done. I like.
I wish you a good start to the week.
worldcitizen (6851) 2014-01-19 14:56
I hope you're doing well. :-) It's interesting for me to see this temple, and learn more about it. Besides the "tooth of Buddha", are there also many Buddha statues in this temple? I like the details of this interior, and the ceremony WS photo is very colorful, too.
aleXundar (1256) 2014-01-20 0:55
An excellent shot it is of the temple from bottom to top. Nice pov presented in long format. Super colors and clarity all over. The light treatment is wonderful too. Tfs an important temple of SriLanka.
Noel_Byrne (23380) 2014-01-20 5:10
A wonderful place, and your photo along with workshops and notes is a wealth of knowledge, so thank you for sharing all this really great information. This looks like a beautiful place. I love the contrast the colored flags make against the golden tones of the main building too, and this view is great, taking in its breadth and height really well.
Thanks as always
siamesa (27739) 2014-01-20 14:43
Boa noite Serghei
Marvelous golden photo. An interesting architecture and an excellent point of view.
saxo042 (37280) 2014-01-21 0:02
An impressive perspective with all these parallel lines, converging towards an unseen focal point. The person and the flags add extra colours. A very interesting kind of architecture.
Graal (96865) 2014-01-21 3:54
interesting place and presentation. Good 3 photos - here and in WS. Amazing architecture. Fine journey you had.
Have a nice day.
npecanhuk (64396) 2014-01-21 18:07
Very interesting interior details!
Really beautiful and attractive picture!
Special regards to the vertical format, colors, exposure and composition!
TFS - congrats,
krzychu30 (15496) 2014-01-22 13:48
fine night capture of this Buddhist temple!Fascinating to get know other,completely different cultures and religions.Also your WS pictures allow us to take a look into religious rites in Sri Lanka.
Magnificent,but also very interesting and informative photography.
Wish You all the best
ourania (30333) 2014-01-22 14:40
I like very much the way you filled the vertical frame with so many perspectives and patterns. Your composition follows the architectural and decorative layers and there's effective climax of dynamism and interest moving from bottom to top. There's fine definition and depth, pleasing colours and intriguing atmosphere. Both of the workshop pictures and the information that accompanies them are very interesting too. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely day,
Silvio1953 (120804) 2014-01-23 11:39
Ciao Serghei, great view of fantastic temple,, excellent perspective, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
macjake (55664) 2014-01-27 0:39
we don't get to see many photos from Sri Lanka on TE, so these will be interesting for sure.
I should get myself some of that holy water :)
nice addition with the WS photo too.
interesting temple, cool post.
see you around
Miguel82 (22939) 2014-01-27 9:09
Privet Serghe´, that picture exposes a fine and precise work of stones and woods, so beautiful Buddhist temple of Candy, a brillant sample of temple architecture in Sri Lanka, neat picture, nice colors, bolcho´e spassibo, zhelayu vsego khoroshego, poka!
mcmtanyel (12553) 2014-02-09 15:21
Very nice, sharp and colorful images from the interior of a very impressive building with informative notes. Remarkable photos under scant light.