Tagged With "Temple"

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Re: Buddhas of Bagan

DrFumblefinger ·
A fascinating look at the culture, PM. Loved the story and loved the photos! Thanks for sharing this.
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Re: Buddhas of Bagan

PortMoresby ·
I hope everyone figures out that Bagan is in Burma (Myanmar) which it appears I neglected to say. I'll try to do better in future. PM
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Re: Buddhas of Bagan

Travel Rob ·
The photos are amazing. It's a little hard to tell scale in a photograph. I'm curious how big the first Buddha is?Thanks again for sharing .
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Re: Buddhas of Bagan

PortMoresby ·
Rob, you can kind of tell from the angle of the picture. Buddha is set up on a dais so my head was about even with his feet. So, in a word, big.
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Re: Buddhas of Bagan

DrFumblefinger ·
PortMoresby, it looks like some of these are gold, or at least gold-leaf covered? Do you recall if that's the case?
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Re: Buddhas of Bagan

PortMoresby ·
Your guess is as good as mine but I assume they are. Gold leaf has a distinctive look that can't be replicated any other way and it's my assumption that it is, indeed, gold.
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Re: Buddhas of Bagan

Theodore Behr ·
This is a great post! I've never seen stuff like this before and learned a lot.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, June 12, 2014: Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland

Mac ·
A great place for the craic! Love it.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, October 20, 2014: Golden Temple, Amritsar, India

DrFumblefinger ·
What an amazing place! Thanks for sharing it.
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Re: Swayambunath Stupa, Kathmandu, Nepal. Where Gumbo Was #55

HistoryDigger ·
One of my favorite spots in the world. Thanks for posting.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Aug 5th 2014: Incense Coils, Hong Kong

DrFumblefinger ·
I find this a captivating image, Islandman. I can easily see myself staring at these coils from a thousand angles, trying to get the right angle on them, as I imagine you did!
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Re: Angkor Temple Sights, Siem Reap, Cambodia

Travel Rob ·
Great photos! Always fascinating to me how trees find a way to grow and make space for themselves.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Dec. 30, 2013: Monk on a Ladder, Sri Lanka

Former Member ·
His body language tells me that he knows his stuff. Thanks, Dr F, for this universal slice of life moment.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Dec. 30, 2013: Monk on a Ladder, Sri Lanka

PortMoresby ·
It proves one of life's great truths, one I've thoroughly tested myself all over the world, that anything can be done in flip flops.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, June 28, 2015: The Golden Temple In Amritsar, Punjab, India

DrFumblefinger ·
Again some amazing photos, Gilles! The people interest me as much or perhaps even more than the beautiful temple. Studies of the human face are often difficult to capture in a digital image. but these are great. Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, May 24, 2015: Floating Over Bagan’s 4,000 Temples, Myanmar

Marilyn Jones ·
What a fantastic experience; the temples are so beautiful!! Great photos!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, May 24, 2015: Floating Over Bagan’s 4,000 Temples, Myanmar

DrFumblefinger ·
The photos seem as though they might have been taken on a different planet,,,beautiful images!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, May 24, 2015: Floating Over Bagan’s 4,000 Temples, Myanmar

Grand Escapades ·
Thank you! Yes, this was a unique experience... Bagan was one of the most beautiful places I experienced in Asia. Cheers, Gilles
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Re: The Ancient, Erotic Temples of Khajuraho

GarryRF ·
For the artists models to hold that pose long enough to do a stone carving was a feat of endurance far greater than completing a marathon ! Interesting blog showing that history can be both entertaining and meaningful.
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Re: The Ancient, Erotic Temples of Khajuraho

DrFumblefinger ·
Fascinating place, Anna! Thanks for sharing it with us! Love the top photo of the temple complex at dusk.
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Re: The Ancient, Erotic Temples of Khajuraho

Anna Phipps ·
Thanks for commenting and glad that you enjoyed the post! Yes, imagine posing for a stone carving! I hadn't thought of it like that but was amazed by the quality and detail of the work. I find history really amazing and understanding about the history and meaning behind things like ancient temples and historical architecture makes the visit much more interesting for me. Originally Posted by GarryRF: For the artists models to hold that pose long enough to do a stone carving was a feat of...
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, June 30, 2014: Chhimi Lhakhang-Temple of fertility - Bhutan

DrFumblefinger ·
It's a fascinating place! Any idea how old it is?
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, June 30, 2014: Chhimi Lhakhang-Temple of fertility - Bhutan

MAD Travel Diaries ·
It was built at the end of the 15th century from what my guide told me.
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Re: Journey through Karnataka: Hampi

TravelingCanuck ·
Thank you for sharing your journey to an amazing site. Places like this are part of what makes traveling such a pleasure. We in North America learn a lot about the history of Western Europe and some Middle East civilizations and empires from there. However we tend to pass over the rest of the world which included empires and civilizations as great as the Greeks, Romans and Egyptians. Hampi is just another point in favour of a journey to India.
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Re: Journey through Karnataka: Hampi

Professorabe ·
Thanks a lot for your comments. I fully agree with what you say - I also feel that there is a big hole in my education where the history of places like India is concerned. That is part of the reason why I enjoy doing blogs like this one: it forces me to do a bit of research and to broaden my own horizons.
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Re: November 26, 2017: Ranakpur: The Most Delicate Jain Temple

Professorabe ·
You are absolutely right. Not only is Ranakpur a convenient stopping-off point between Jodhpur and Udaipur, it is also one of Rajasthan's gems. We spent several hours there last year exploring both the main temple and the adjoining one. There were a few other tourists there, but it seems that most tours bypass the site completely.
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Re: November 26, 2017: Ranakpur: The Most Delicate Jain Temple

Amateuremigrant ·
Ranakpur temple is surely one of the greatest sights of India in my opinion, the scope of intricacy baffles the mind; there is hardly anywhere I can think of that is suffused with the sense of spirituality. Jains, of course, do not have god(s), they revere Tirthankaras as portals to enlightenment, and in many ways westerners can find this easier to relate to. I was personally carried away by this feeling, and an overwhelming sense of peace and contentment that has stayed with me. My group...
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Re: Journey through Karnataka: Somnathpur, Belur, and Halebid

Marilyn Jones ·
So interesting and wonderfully, detailed photography!!
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Re: Journey through Karnataka: Somnathpur, Belur, and Halebid

Professorabe ·
Thanks for your kind comments. It's a lot easier when the subjects don't move!
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Re: Journey through Karnataka: Somnathpur, Belur, and Halebid

seesaw ·
Beautiful! What a feast for the eyes that must have been...
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Re: Journey through Karnataka: Somnathpur, Belur, and Halebid

George G. ·
Carvings are spectacular.
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Re: Khajuraho Group of Monuments, India (Where Gumbo was #250)

Amateuremigrant ·
Try and get a full day here and hire a cycle to explore !
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Re: Seema Malaka Buddhist Temple, Colombo

Marilyn Jones ·
Excellent photography; very interesting post!
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Re: Segesta, Sicily (Where Gumbo Was #196)

GarryRF ·
Wonderful presentation DrF. Enjoyed sharing your travels !
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Re: In search of one’s self—A Buddhist Temple Stay in South Korea

Travel Rob ·
Melissa, what a fantastic piece! Great info told in a personal way. Exactly what TG is all about! It sounds like a Buddhist Temple stay is wonderful opportunity and the cost doesn't seem so bad either. Thanks for sharing and I'd love to try a stay myself one day.
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Re: In search of one’s self—A Buddhist Temple Stay in South Korea

Old Car Guy ·
Loved your blog and especially the humor in it! Hope to see more!
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Re: In search of one’s self—A Buddhist Temple Stay in South Korea

DrFumblefinger ·
What a great travel experience and, I'm sure, the core of one of your favorite lifetime travel memories. Thanks for sharing your experience, and welcome to TravelGumbo!
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Re: In search of one’s self—A Buddhist Temple Stay in South Korea

Travel Luver ·
What a cool experience!
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Re: In search of one’s self—A Buddhist Temple Stay in South Korea

FlashFlyer ·
Really cool! Seems very interesting to find out, and also to chill a bit from how fast we live sometimes. Do they take only a few people at a time, or were there groups there?
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Re: In search of one’s self—A Buddhist Temple Stay in South Korea

Allaboardthefraytrain ·
Nice! I've never heard of anything like it, but I'll definitely be looking into it now. Cheers for the info, and the great blog
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Temples of Khajuraho

DrFumblefinger ·
Temples of Khajuraho
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Golden Temple, Amritsar

DrFumblefinger ·
Golden Temple, Amritsar
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Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland

DrFumblefinger ·
Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland
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