Photo: The Massive Buddha Dordenma Statue in Bhutan

Buddha Dordenma Statue

Buddha Dordenma Statue in Thimpu, Bhutan

Overlooking the southern approach to Thimpu, the capitol of Bhutan, the Buddha Dordenma will, at 169 feet, be one of the world’s largest bronze Buddha statues. The colossus is built to contain over 100,000 8- inch-tall and 25,000 12-inch-tall other smaller bronze Buddha statues. The Buddha Dordenma was built to commemorate the centennial of the Bhutanese monarchy and bestow blessings, peace and happiness on the world.

I made this image with my Canon EOS 6D 20.2 MP DSLR with the Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM Lens.

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In 2011 Jonathan Look decided to change his life and pursue adventures instead of comfort and possessions. His goal is to travel the world solo; one country at a time, one year at a time. To accomplish this he got rid of most of his possessions, packed up what little he saw as necessities and headed out. His goal is to spend ten years discovering new places, meeting new people and taking the time to learn about them, their values and their place on this tiny planet. He embraces the philosophy that says a person is the sum of their experiences and rejects the fraud of modern consumerism that makes people into slaves of their consumption. He doesn't intend to be modern day ascetic, just more mindful of his place in the world and to make decisions according to that new standard.

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