The stone sculpture faces Mount Emei, with the rivers flowing below his feet. It is the largest stone Buddha in the world and the tallest pre-modern statue in the world.
The Mount Emei Scenic Area, including Leshan Giant Buddha Scenic Area has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1996. Luckily it was not damaged by the deadly 2008 Sichuan earthquake. Construction was started in 713, led by a Chinese monk named Haitong. After several delays, construction was completed by Haitong’s disciples in 803. At 71 metres (233 feet) tall, the statue depicts a seated Maitreya Buddha with his hands resting on his knees. His shoulders are 28 metres wide and his smallest toenail is large enough to easily accommodate a seated person
This is what happens when you tape a bunch of glow sticks to a ceiling fan, turn the lights out and take a long exposure photograph. Submitted earlier this month to reddit by user jareyjareyjareyjarey, the photographer says he randomly placed about 7 or glow sticks on each blade and then took a 30 second exposure.
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Reddit user Sick_Nerd_Baller submitted this hilarious photo last Friday to reddit where it promptly reached the front page and has been viewed 1.44 million times on Imgur since. He says his friend caught the priceless photo while diving in Australia.
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Master craftsman Henry O. Studley (1838-1925) was an organ and piano maker, carpenter, and mason. He is best known for building this incredible tool chest during his tenure at the Poole Piano Company in Massachusetts, working on it over the course of 30 years. Using ebony, mother-of-pearl, ivory, rosewood, and mahogany – all materials used in the manufacture of pianos – he refined the chest to the point that, even now in the 21st century, it is still in a class by itself.
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