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21-Oct-2019

Evening Prayer.

Lumbini - Nepal.

Siddharta était un prince. Les ruines de son palais présumé ont été dégagées. Tout autour on a planté du gazon. Au milieu du site un vénérable banian étend ses innombrables branches qui forment comme un ciel sous lequel les pèlerins venus du monde entier se recueillent et prient. Tout est simple. Les fumées des offrandes d’encens s’élèvent d’un modeste autel. Ce n’est ni Rome ni La Mecque et dans cette simplicité même l’on reconnaît l’esprit du bouddhisme initial…
La nuit va tomber. Pas de cris, pas de voix, juste le silence des prières troublé de loin en loin par le chant d’un oiseau tropical.


Siddharta was a prince. The ruins of his presumed palace were cleared. Grass was planted all around. In the middle of the site a venerable banian stretches out its countless branches that form like a sky under which pilgrims from all over the world gather and pray. Everything is simple. The smoke of the incense offerings rises from a modest altar. It is neither Rome nor Mecca and in this very simplicity one recognizes the spirit of the initial Buddhism...
The night will fall. No screams, no voices, just the silence of prayers disturbed from afar by the song of a tropical bird.

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Gill Kopy22-Apr-2020 04:09
Such a contrast to Rome and Mecca - so interesting and I love how you've expressed your interpretation of the evening prayers. We could learn so much from them !! V
Fabienne21-Apr-2020 21:38
La composition est splendide et on s’empreigne directement de l’ambiance mystique.
Wintermeer21-Apr-2020 21:02
Une très belle image! ~V~
Pieter Bos21-Apr-2020 19:25
Well composed!! ~V
globalgadabout21-Apr-2020 17:32
surely a treat to hold their ceremonies outside...admire how engaging your image is with the one monk so close and immediate..
Walter Otto Koenig21-Apr-2020 15:50
A wonderful composition and a great caption too. They go so well together. Thank you!
peterjay4521-Apr-2020 13:58
A superb image indeed. Great composition and depth of field.
Helen Betts21-Apr-2020 13:49
What a strong composition with the sole monk in focus. V.
Blandine Mangin21-Apr-2020 13:29
une superbe vision ! v
Neil Marcus21-Apr-2020 12:41
A well thought out view "V"
marie-jose wolff21-Apr-2020 10:47
quelle ferveur, très belle image! V
Fong Lam21-Apr-2020 10:39
Excellent POV of this prayer gathering and well composed with superb colors and DOF...V
sand_shadow21-Apr-2020 10:04
The prayer pose, not to be mistaken for using a smart phone. The text and image work so well together! V
joseantonio21-Apr-2020 10:00
very nice work with that DOF...V
Industrial Heritage21-Apr-2020 09:02
Love the way you took this photo
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