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03-Nov-2019

Horloge Spirituelle.

Kathmandu - Nepal.


Les pèlerins tournent autour de la demi-sphère du stoupa blanc sous le regard énigmatique du Bouddha. Un tour, dix tours, cent tours...Toujours dans le sens des aiguilles d’une horloge. En marchant ils tournent les moulins à prières disséminés tout autour du monument. Toujours dans le sens des aiguilles d’une horloge. Ou alors ils tournent leur moulin personnel, une fois encore dans le sens des aiguilles d’une horloge. Dix tours, cent tours, mille tours...
Tour après tour, des monceaux de prières s’élèvent ainsi de la circonférence du stoupa. Nuit et jour, toutes elles s’élèvent en une immense spirale vers le bouddha…

Spiritual clock.
The pilgrims revolve around the half-sphere of the white stupa under Bouddha enigmatic gaze. Clockwise direction. Walking, they turn the prayer mills scattered all around the monument. Always in a clockwise direction. Or they turn their personal mill, once again clockwise. Ten turns, a hundred turns, a thousand turns...
Turn after turn, heaps of prayers thus rise from the circumference of the monument. Night and day, all rise in a huge spiral towards the Buddha...

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Jeff Real27-Apr-2020 15:38
A very compelling moment that you have captured wonderfully!
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Graeme26-Apr-2020 10:16
I like the eyes of the Buddha peering at its prayers. A well documented scene, Daniel.V
Borisalex25-Apr-2020 09:58
Great reporting of their Rituals, beautiful light! V
François Fauchard25-Apr-2020 03:16
Bien belle histoire que cette horloge spirituelle créée par les croyants. V
Nirvan Hope25-Apr-2020 00:55
A fine image of active prayer at that famous stupa.
Wintermeer24-Apr-2020 22:39
Une prise impressionnante- merci pour surajouter des informations interessants! ~V~
Martin Lamoon24-Apr-2020 21:05
Interesting, is this the place e where they throw the paint onto the dome?
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globalgadabout24-Apr-2020 19:48
the mass of the devout must create a powerful force...good reportage..
larose forest photos24-Apr-2020 19:26
This is such an uplifting and beautiful image, interesting and informative. V
Tomasz Dziubinski - Photography24-Apr-2020 19:05
Excellent candid shot, Vote.
Apostolos Tikopoulos24-Apr-2020 18:02
Interesting composition and useful informations. V.
Blandine Mangin24-Apr-2020 16:51
l'atmosphère doit être impressionnante ! v
Walter Otto Koenig24-Apr-2020 15:57
A wonderful shot of the pilgrims circumambulating this stupa. I like your thoughtful composition. "V"
Ton T.24-Apr-2020 15:04
An intriguing image in great light Daniel! Thanks for the interesting information V
bill friedlander24-Apr-2020 14:55
A fascinating way of praying. Thanks for the information. V
peterjay4524-Apr-2020 14:21
Such interesting and ancient customs. Terrific image.
Nestor Derkach24-Apr-2020 14:19
Amazing image and information and a excellent ritual for prayer .
Amazing custom.
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Nick Paoni24-Apr-2020 13:58
A fascinating custom. Thanks for showing us this.
Helen Betts24-Apr-2020 13:05
What a fine capture of this ritual, and an informative narrative as well. V.
janescottcumming24-Apr-2020 13:04
Neil said it perfectly! V
Neil Marcus24-Apr-2020 12:28
You have brought us to another culture and it is educational. "V"
sand_shadow24-Apr-2020 11:45
Fascinating text and image! V
marie-jose wolff24-Apr-2020 10:38
une ambiance chaleureuse, une belle lumière dorée! V
Fong Lam24-Apr-2020 09:52
Great capture of how these worshippers carry out their prayers under the watchful eyes of the Buddha...V
Tom LeRoy24-Apr-2020 09:32
Well documented and shot. Love that gaze of the Buddha. V
joseantonio24-Apr-2020 08:55
information with your images is always appreciated.V
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