Tuesday, July 5, 2011


Here is the Buddha overlooking the city of Thimphu. It is reportedly the second largest in the world, being bested by one even larger in Nepal. It is still under construction. One source says it was made in China, cut into pieces, shipped here and reassembled. The locals claim it was all made here, on site. I don't know for sure but it is big. The pictures don't really do it justice. Just look closely and realize that the pine trees are full size, between 30 and 50 feet tall, and that there are almost two stories of bamboo scaffolding just to the top of the base supporting the statue.


kitten said...

Thanks for the wonderful posts and photos, Josh! Dad's understandably bragging about you on Facebook... :-)
Love, Julie.

Jonathan said...

Amazing photos and stories. I have visions of you pulling out a text book from the first year of med school to deal with some of the issues. Thanks for sharing.