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Travel Theme: Shadows

Travel Theme: Shadows

I have just been introduced to these weekly themes for bloggers. This theme, Shadows, was announced by Where’s My Backpack.

This photo was taken at Takht-i Rustam (meaning the throne of Rustam) in Samangan, Afghanistan. The Buddhist stupa-monastery was named after Rustam, a king in Persian mythology, It is dated to the 4th and 5th centuries of the Kushano-Sassanian period and boasts five chambers, two of which are sanctuaries and one that is a domed ceiling with incredible lotus leaf carvings. I happened to catch some great shadows and sunlight the day we passed through.

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19 comments on “Travel Theme: Shadows

  1. mrscarmichael
    February 2, 2013

    love the colours.

    • gstringjourney
      February 3, 2013

      Beautiful aren’t they? I have to admit, it did not feel this soft and warm in reality!

      • mrscarmichael
        February 3, 2013

        Just noticed that your gravitar is my childhood family car. LIKE.

      • gstringjourney
        February 3, 2013

        Really! I love the Bug! We are driving this one 11,000km from Afghanistan to Ireland this summer. Let me know if you are somewhere in between!

      • mrscarmichael
        February 3, 2013

        It would be quite hard not to be!!!!

  2. Tina Schell
    February 2, 2013

    Lovely shot! Could also have done the weekly photo challenge “unique”!

  3. Mary
    February 2, 2013

    Sometimes it all comes together for the right moment. This is a lovely photo. What’s so special about this too, is that you are showing us a significant part of Afghanistan’s history that we never get to see otherwise.

  4. Mary
    February 2, 2013

    Sorry to use this site for a question, Sheilagh, but has your mother changed her email address? Or is she just taking forever to get back to me?

    • gstringjourney
      February 3, 2013

      Mary, I will send her an email to ask. Thanks for the comments on the photo. It really is a surprispingly spectacular part of the country and, as you said, the country’s history.

  5. Margaret
    February 3, 2013

    I love how the light enters this tunnel at different spots.

    • gstringjourney
      February 3, 2013

      I do as well Margaret, but unfortunately, the dust enters from the same spots!

  6. Roger Perdomo
    February 4, 2013

    I do love the history of this place. Fantastic, there is something about the image that still trying to express.

  7. kz
    February 4, 2013

    fantastic photo! 🙂

    • gstringjourney
      February 4, 2013

      Thanks. Love your blog – especially the healthy recipes!

      • kz
        February 4, 2013

        thank you. i haven’t been posting much recipes lately. i plan to post again soon ^^

  8. Brent
    February 4, 2013

    Great picture – the history that must’ve passed through these walls!

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