On a shady street on which we regularly strolled during our stay in Luang Prabang, Laos, we watched a sculptor as he gradually turned rustic concrete into the smooth likeness of Buddha. I wonder what the man pondered on those quiet afternoons – as he was overlooked by other Buddhist figures in progress – in a sun-kissed courtyard garden. Perhaps he took lessons from the Buddha himself, whose quotes are featured so prominently on objects for sale in boutiques in the vicinity of the quiet lane.
It’s not your traditional Valentine’s Day imagery, yet these captures from our recent visit to Buddha Park – just outside of Vientiane, Laos – seemed so Cupid Day’esque.
Wishing you a splendid Valentine’s Day!
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