Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Indonesian Cultures - Borobudur (Part 3)

From Left to Right
(10) Inner gallery.
One of the long galleries housing the incredible bas-reliefs (on the right-hand side).
(11) Ingenious system.
All the stones fit perfectly without mortar, the blocks were linked by double dovetail clamps.

From Left to Right
(12) Gargoyle.
Set in between several panels of bas-relief.
(13) Decorative element.
Stone figurine on the outer wall, strangely lifing its paw.

(14) Buddhas niches.
On each of the rectangular terraces, the Buddha niches are topped by miniature stupas.


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