A large statue standing in the Bulguksa Temple stares at the dragon in its hand

Statue grabbing dragon in Bulguksa
Shot at Bulguksa, a Buddhist temple in Gyeongju, South Korea
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Many halls stood in the precinct of Bulguksa. And a huge statue of human beings in this photo was one of them. Although it was huge, its face was humorous disproportionally. Looking closer, it grabbed a dragon in its hand effortless. It opened its mouth wide and seemed to be shouting the death throes. Yet it seemed to be impossible to break free from the giant.

Perhaps, this statue was allegorical. However, I didn't know what kind of story they want to tell by these statues.

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Nov 2013 SOUTH KOREA STILL LIFE
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PHOTO DATA

No

8073

Shooting Date

Jul 2008

Posted On

November 15, 2013

Modified On

February 7, 2022

Place

Gyeongju, South Korea

Genre

Still Life Photography

Camera

CANON EOS 1V

Lens

EF85MM F1.2L II USM

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