Rock carvings by golftragic

Rock carvings

These figures have been carved directly into a riverside cliff-face in the Akauk Mountains just near the steps to the monastery posted yesterday.
That is a really impressive collection - are they life sized?
January 29th, 2018  
Almost like stupas
January 29th, 2018  
Fav'd earlier but had to come back -- this is such a terrific image that conveys a most unusual area and set of sculptures, as well as being an artistic abstract.
January 29th, 2018  
@fbailey They vary in size. I took this shot with a zoom lens from a moving boat out in the river so didn't get close up, but my guess is that the figures range from quite small to larger than life.
January 29th, 2018  
@jgpittenger You certainly do see a lot of different Buddhas at pagodas. FYI stupas are solid structures. I never knew the difference until once of our guides explained.
January 29th, 2018  
@taffy Thanks Taffy, your comments make me very happy. Definitely a one-chance shot, this too was taken from a moving boat out in the river.
January 29th, 2018  
Oh Marnie this looks amazing. Fabulous carvings.
January 29th, 2018  
Astonishing work.
January 29th, 2018  
How extraordinary
January 29th, 2018  
Wow, amazing to see :)
January 29th, 2018  
@onewing You're right, amazing is the word. Just wish I'd thought to use burst mode and get more and better pics. Although the boat slowed down we passed far too quickly for my liking.
January 29th, 2018  
@ethelperry @hermann @jeneurell Many thanks, it's an amazing country despite all the bad press it gets.
January 29th, 2018  
You have shown us so many fascinating sights - thanks so much!
January 30th, 2018  
@robz My pleasure, I love sharing.
January 30th, 2018  
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