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Buddhas to infinity

Geoffrey Bawa's Seema Malaka Temple, Colombo, Sri Lanka - Nikon D700 + Carl Zeiss 25mm f/2.8 ZF.2 + f/5.6 + 1/400s + ISO-400


Representations of the Buddha are a common part of Buddhist temples. These statues are know as Buddharūpa (literally, the form of the Awakened One). They appear in three different basic postures: standing, seating and lying.

Here you can see two variations of the seating position. Sri Lanka Buddharūpa's are slim and elegant with their cloths tight to their bodies.

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Taken on March 19, 2012