These are two images from the Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham, in Luang Prabang. The first is the generic landscape view of the red interior nave and altar, with its array of gilded Buddhas. Gorgeous enough.
Take the trouble to perambulate around to the back however, and you will be rewarded with this peculiar, but stunning detail of a smaller Buddha, hidden right behind the large one at the altar!
It is surprising that there aren’t many images of this rear view, that I found far more intriguing!!
59 thoughts on “Luang Prabang – Lost In The Details”
I love the one at the back, serenely sitting away from the madding crowd!
I agree, Madhu – it’s always intriguing to look at things from a different angle.
Beautiful shots 🙂
oh Madhu, such treasures!
I love the second shot too, the play between dark and light!
Oh, yes—the view from the back is sumptuous, Madhu!
So is there a story behind this “hidden” Buddha? The most interesting stories usually are in the details! ~ Kat
Quiet meditation and public adoration — even the statues speak volumes for those with ears and hearts that hear.
Wonderful Madhu – thank you for this sharing,
Love this, Madhu! I especially love the upward view showing that maroon and gold ceiling. 🙂
That last capture is glorious Madhu! Margie
The rear view is a stunning shot!
Dear Madhu, I love the different treatments of the same setting. The second is my favorite, with its striking lights and darks.
Perfect shot. Love the angle and the contrasting colors.
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You are an excellent photographer and writer.
Fantastic shots!!! First one is awesome!!!
Every time I see Him… my heart miss a beat!
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That is a beautiful review Claudine, and well deserved praise! Good luck with the publishing. I am afraid your email must have been lost in my spam folder, could you resend it?
certainly, dear Madhu… 🙂 a kiss wishing you a lovely day Claudine
To you too 🙂
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I always look for the less obvious too – as always a perfect way to start the day, Madhu
I really love the second photo – ıt’s almost like two photos in one 🙂
Both excellent captured – your idea of the second one makes it amazing – wonderful light/dark effects… 🙂
These are amazing. Love the colors around. And the light play too. 🙂
I too love the Buddha in the back, very meditative.
Indeed that’s intriguing!
Certainly pays to explore beyond the glitter. Love the contrast Madhu!
“Don’t worry, I’ve got your back!” 😉
Loving the Buddha, I also like the bright colors in your photos. Love this 🙂
Nice to meet you Madhu. I’m glad you clicked the like on my blog. Your pictures are so rich and full of details… 😀
That second photo is gorgeous, Madhu! Treasures can be found in hidden places.
Not only the contrast but the layers of statutes in the second shot is breathtaking!
Superb photos, Madhu… love them… 🙂
Amazing what one discovers when you look around. Great find, Madhu. Love the photos.
Spiritual perfection … outstanding photo’s, as always.
You never disappoint.
Excellent, Madhu! I love all those different Buddhas. One could easily get absorbed in all that lovely detail.
Lovely. There must be some significance to the rear facing Buddha?
Stunning ! … there are fantastic collections
Just spectacular Madhu!
This is so beautiful, Madhu. Love that serene little Buddha hiding away there. 🙂
Both photos are awe inspiring…great colors, and striking detail.
A place where we can be lost in peace and faith. Beautiful.
looks nice 🙂
i like the details on the ceiling!
The second image is definitely the more intriguing one! Maybe there is a back view to everything?