AUSTRALIA ~ The Antipodes

AUSTRALIA ~ The Antipodes
I love a sunburnt country / A land of sweeping plains / Of ragged mountain ranges / Of droughts and flooding rains / I love her far horizons / I love her jewel-sea / Her beauty and her terror / The wide brown land for me / ~ Dorothea Mackellar (1885-1968)


Sunday, April 26, 2009

Man of Light in the Shadows

Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ This image of the Dalai Lama is a momento of his Melbourne visit a couple of years ago.
It was quite an awesome experience being in the Melbourne Convention Centre and hearing him enchant hundreds of Melbourne school students.
Often, the sunlight through my verandah door creates magical light and shadow effects round this basket where his image rests.
It always fascinates me.
Shadow Shot Sunday #49

More than just human
Humble man voicing sweet hope
World leader of souls



paisley said...

that is an incredible shot gem... i think the dalai lama is here somewhere today so this is especially timely for me.

A Wild Thing said...

FREE TIBET!!! I would've loved to hear him speak in person, what an aura of peace he brings to a room, as does you're shadow as it enshrines the man of the people and of PEACE!

Big hugs and happy Earth Week lil' buddy!


Sylvia K said...

It really is an incredible shot! He is such an inspiring man! I would so love to have an opportunity to hear him speak! Thanks for sharing and enjoy the remainder of the weekend.

That is the chicken said...

Nice shot...and a statement at the same time. He's an amazing, inspirational man.

Catherine said...

Such a unique portrait of a unique man...great shot

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

Love the shadows within the shadows here! The wire of the baskets is facinating!

GalleryJuana said...

I can imagine how the basket would leave beautiful shadows.

PJ said...

Oh, I wish I could have been present for that. You are so fortunate. It's a great idea for SSS.

Unknown said...

You know when I first saw the shadow, I thought it was an auditorium...nice shadow :P

Rosebud Collection said...

What a wonderful shadow..and wonderful person..Happy SSS.

Chubby Chieque said...

A very nice tribute to a smart person. Great shadow!

Happy SS...

Chris said...

Magic indeed! Nice SSS!

whizkid said...

gem of a shot! very well done.

MyMaracas said...

Lovely, thoughtful post. I'd love to hear him speak. Wonder if he ever gets to Indiana?

Dianne said...

beautiful, serene scene

Sarah said...

Lovely shot! Lucky you to have heard him speak. A lovely tribute.

Ruminations said...

Absolutely lovely shot and poem. How wonderful that you were able to hear the Dalai Lama speak!
Hugs and blessings,



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