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Sitting With

January 5, 2012

by Dorothee Lang

Sitting With by Dorothee Lang -- museum-goers sitting in front of Buddha statues
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Dorothee Lang is a writer, web freelancer and traveler, and the editor of BluePrintReview. She lives in Germany, keeps a sky diary, and always was fascinated by languages, roads and the world, themes that reflect in her own work. For more about her, visit her at blueprint21.de.

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  1. January 6, 2012 at 6:22 am

    It’s exciting to see this image becoming part of the “Worship” issue. For all who wonder where the photo is taken: not in a temple, but in the British Museum. I just put some notes about the photo and the visit together, here: Sitting With” the statues in the British Museum

  2. January 8, 2012 at 1:29 pm

    Thanks for the extra info, Dorothee. I have been and sat where these two are sitting and looked at this exhibit. There’s something about the contrast between these two, and the rupas that is striking. They are all out of context in someway, perhaps?

    A couple of years ago I had a private tour of the Amravati Stupa. That section was closed, and I was talking to the curator, who noticed my then shaven head and Buddhist garb. He let me in for a look around!

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