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500 Arhats

500 Arhats

Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery, Hong Kong view map

There are 500 Arhats arranged in rows along the stairs to the Monastery.
Everyone of them is unique and close to life size.
Despite the gold colour, their faces and expressions look almost alive.

According to buddhist stories, those who attain Arhatship have to give up their greed and anger.
They are no longer trapped in the cycle of "rebirth and redeath".

Posted on 1 August 2008
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Nikon D3 ,Nikkor AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8G ED
1/60s f/8.0 at 32.0mm iso220 full exif

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2004 02-Aug-2008 13:31
good angle !
TuTmin02-Aug-2008 05:08
Nice composition and details.voted
an nguyen02-Aug-2008 02:05
Very interesting image. V
Tomasz Dziubinski - Photography01-Aug-2008 22:47
Great shot, Vote.
hugo poon01-Aug-2008 18:34
So beautifully composed!!!
Walter O. Koenig01-Aug-2008 17:59
Wonderful portrait of these Arhat, who have attained the ultimate freedom. Very nicely composed image. "V"
XiaoBernard9901-Aug-2008 17:58
Really well seen ,the majestic faces are living and rich ....I don t know the wonderfull scenery in HK.
Fong Lam01-Aug-2008 17:04
Excellent perspective and diagonal composition, Kwan
Superb capture of the gold colors against the green foliage.
Raymond01-Aug-2008 16:45
I truly enjoy our daily visits with you CM... such a wonderful place to discover a new part of the world, and your stories and descriptions are wonderful.
Stunning photography as well. Candies to the eyes.
Marcia Colelli01-Aug-2008 14:24
Terrific perspective, nice colors and detail V
Yiannis Pavlis01-Aug-2008 13:18
Colours details and light are captured and presented beautifully.Truly a magnificent perspective.V
Sofia Solomennikova01-Aug-2008 12:34
Beautiful perspective, V
DL 01-Aug-2008 12:17
Interesting. I think each of the Arhat has his story. Love to know more...