I really wanted a shot with the Charging Bull. This was the best I could do. Sorry random stranger (who accidentally came into my angle), this was the only photo of the bull’s face I had😂 #kylasdoodle#bloopers
🇮🇹 Nemrut Daği, Turchia.
Sulla sommità del Monte Nemrut si trova la tomba-santuario del Re Antioco I di Commagene (costruita probabilmente nel 62 a.C.) che è costituita da un tumulo di pietra frantumata a forma piramidale, alto 50 metri, con alla base tre terrazze. Sulla terrazza di ovest sono collocate 5 grandi statue, alte 9 metri, che rappresentano: il Re Antioco I, Zeus, Apollo/Mithra, la dea Tyche ed Eracle; alle loro estremità troviamo l’aquila ed il leone che erano simboli di regalità connessi con la dinastia di Commagene. A causa di fulmini, terremoti e del trascorrere del tempo, le statue sono state decapitate e le loro teste sono state disposte intorno al tumulo.
Durante l' alba ed il tramonto è possibile assistere ad uno scenario suggestivo; infatti, in queste ore della giornata, i raggi solari colpiscono la superficie delle statue colorandole con sfumature arancio e rosate.
🇬🇧 Nemrut Daği, Turkey.
On the top of Mount Nemrut is the tomb-sanctuary of King Antiochus I of Commagene (probably built in 62 BC) which consisting of a pyramid-shaped stone mound, 50 meters high, with three terraces at its base. On the west terrace there are 5 large statues, 9 meters high, which represent: King Antiochus I, Zeus, Apollo/Mithra, the goddess Tyche and Heracles; at their ends we find the eagle and the lion which were symbols of royalty associated with the Commagene dynasty. Because of lightning, earthquakes and the passage of time, the statues have been beheaded and their heads have been placed around the mound.
During sunrise and sunset it is possible to see a suggestive scenery; in fact, in these hours of the day, the sun's rays strike the surface of the statues, coloring them with orange and pink hues.
📸 Photo by @baya_iyi
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Son of the Goddess Parvati and Lord Shiva, Ganesha is one of the most popular gods in Hinduism. His friendly, childlike, and humble appearance makes him especially approachable and beloved among Hindu deities. "Though he is demanding of attention, he conveys a childlike neediness or human woundedness more than the awesome terror of a distant god." "An essentially cool, soft, calm, simple and benevolent being, he neither strikes awe nor inflicts pain, harm or punishment." Ganesh's physical attributes are a "discordant mixture of grotesque and solemn, of the ponderous and the lightweight" that represent in their absurdity the many illusions (maya) and manifestations of life.
Ganesha is easily identified by his elephant's head with softly curling trunk. One of Ganesha's tusks is broken off.
The regal and impressive elephant's head is placed incongruously on squat little human body with a rotund belly. The childlike body recalls his origins as a beloved son shaped by Parvati's own hands.
A large belly is an essential attribute of Ganesha, observed in his earliest images and reflected in the names Lambodara (Pot Belly, or, literally, Hanging Belly) and Mahodara (Great Belly). It is said to contain within in all universes: past, present and future. On a more earthly level, the rotund belly reminds worshippers of Ganesh's great love for sweets.
The elephant-headed god is usually depicted with four arms, but occasionally more. In his hands he carries a variety of attributes; commonly depicted objects include a shell, discus, mace, water-lily, his broken tusk, a rosary, a bowl of his beloved sweets, and an elephant goad.
Ganesha's hair is often matted and piled up atop his head in the ascetic manner, like his father Shiva. He often wears pearls and serpents as ornaments; bells on his feet reveal that he is a dancer, also like his father, the Cosmic Dancer.
Ganesha is worshipped with offerings provided to his statues in homes and temples, especially the sweets he demands.
He is invoked at the beginning of important endeavors. ✨🌈🐘🕉👁📿🔱🌀🐚⌛️🐍🔔🌷🌙🌿❤️💀🔆🍃🌻💖🌈🙏🏻✨ Jai Shri Ganeshaya Namah' ✨🌈🐘🕉👁📿🔱🌀🐚⌛️🐍🔔 pic @santoshvyayammandir