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Majestic Serenity

2007 International Photography Exhibition
“Majestic Serenity"
Location: Loshan, Sichuan, China
Photographer: Dimitris Tatakis
Category: Places
Award: Honorable Mention

In the photographer's words: "The giant Buddha of Loshan is considered the largest Buddha stone sculpture in the world, at about 240 feet tall. The size of the statue can be appreciated by looking at the person visible behind the railing, over the right shoulder of the statue. The photo was taken from the feet of the statue. Looking up at the statue, with its serene look and Gioconda-like smile, one cannot help but feel like a small child being stared at by a gentle and amused parent. I hope the photo evokes some of that same feeling."