My eyes breathe inspiration
I took this photo of the large Buddha statue (called Daibutsu) at the Todaiji Temple in Nara, Japan. The two main subjects in the photo are Daibutsu and the caretaker in front of the statue. Without the caretaker in the photo, you would not be able to get a perspective of how large Daibutsu is (also notice how large the flower arrangements are).
Other interesting information:
- Daibutsu (大仏) is the largest bronze statue of Buddha. It is almost 15 meters tall and weighs 500 metric tonnes.
- Todaiji Temple (東大寺 Eastern Great Temple) is the largest wooden building in the world, even though it is currently only about two thirds of it’s original size (57 meters x 50 meters).
- Construction of the Todaiji Temple began in year 728 and was completed in 752.
- Nara was the ancient capital of Japan from years 710 to 784
This week’s WordPress photo challenge is: “Two Subjects” – The theme is more of a composition challenge, two subjects that are both essential parts of the picture and each contribute something differently to the photo.
Other related articles: