Stupa (gold and blue)

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These photos were taken last year around January. The place is close to the village Tar, Hungary. This stupa is called “Béke” (peace) stupa and built in-memorial of Kőrösi Csoma Sándor, also known as Alexander Csoma de Kőrös.

According to Wikipedia he was a Hungarian philologist and orientalist, author of the first Tibetan-English dictionary and grammar book. He was born in Kőrös, Grand Principality of Transylvania (today Chiuruş, Romania).

Anyway, I am probably not the right person to describe this sight historically neither theologically, but it was a wonderful experience and we could really smell a special religious atmosphere.
There were a Fantastic sunshine and clear deep blue sky although the air was a bit chilly plus, of course, the stupa which indeed looks extraordinary. I hope the photos will explain better what do I mean.

If I made you interested in this stupa, have a look at this link.

Gear

I used my Pentacon Six TL and most likely the standard 80mm f/2.8 Biometar and some Kodak Ektachrome 100 slide film. This was my first and so far only trial on this film. I would love to get some more of it though. I have used my Ricoh GR Digital digital compact as light-meter.

Photos

Kőrösi Csoma Sándor emlékpart Tar

Kőrösi Csoma Sándor emlékpart Tar

Kőrösi Csoma Sándor emlékpart Tar

Kőrösi Csoma Sándor emlékpart Tar

Kőrösi Csoma Sándor emlékpart Tar

Kőrösi Csoma Sándor emlékpart Tar

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Kőrösi Csoma Sándor emlékpart Tar

1 thought on “Stupa (gold and blue)”

  1. I applauded the vibrant colours in your shots and agree that a Waist Level Finder is a great way of shooting. I liked the one on my Rolleicord IV (1953) so much that it’s my main medium format camera. I use E6 at 100iso and make great 6 X 6 transparencies that people can view just by holding them up to a window. I’ve also done some very discreet street photography with a Nikon F3 and a WLF as the auto exposure facility makes it quick work. I had noticed that people did not seem aware of me when using the ‘cord IV.

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