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.
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.
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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.