The illuminated Buddha statue looked as if it was meditating with its eyes closed

Profile of a Buddha statue with long earlobes
Shot at Southern Branch of the National Palace Museum in Chiayi, Taiwan
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The reason I came to Chiayi was that the Southern Branch of the National Palace Museum is located here. Although the Southern Branch of the National Palace Museum only opened in 2015, like the main branch in Taipei, it displays treasures from the Chinese dynasties brought over from the mainland by the Kuomintang.

As I was looking around the spacious museum, I noticed a large face of a Buddha statue. I don't know when it was made, but seeing that only the face was on display, I guessed that the rest of the body had disappeared.

The Buddha statue was illuminated by a light and had a calm face with its eyes closed. Perhaps it was waiting for the sound of sutras to come out of nowhere. But unfortunately, this is not a temple, but a museum. The only people who gather around the Buddha statue are spectators like me, who look curiously at the meditating Buddha.

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PHOTO DATA

No

10143

Shooting Date

Sep 2016

Posted On

May 15, 2017

Modified On

October 27, 2021

Place

Chiayi, Taiwan

Genre

Still Life Photography

Camera

SONY ALPHA 7R II

Lens

SONNAR T* FE 55MM F1.8 ZA

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