Sculpting Buddha – A Meditative Exercise in Laos

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.

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Photo Du Jour: A Quasi Cupid & Flowers for Buddha

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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