Buddha in Color

Variations on a Theme:

Buddha at Dambulla

The Damulla Cave Temple in Sri Lanka is a series of five cave containing depictions of Buddha. The second and largest cave, the Maharaja Viharaya (Temple of the Great Kings),  contains sixteen standing and forty seated statues of Buddha. The walls and ceiling are covered with 18th-century murals depicting the life of Buddha. Yellow and red are the predominant colors.

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Color Your World 2018: 120 Days of Crayola – Scarlet

Scarlet in Sacr0monte

Zambra (flamenco) in the Caves, Granada, Spain

Zambra, the regional style of flamenco from Granada, can be seen in the Sacromonte, the hills above Granada, Spain. It is up close and personal.

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Zambra

Zambra Flamenco in the Sacramonte Caves Above Granada, Spain

In the caves of Sacramonte, on the hillsides above Granada, a variation of flamenco has developed over the centuries. Zambra, in which the flamenco performer both dances and sings, is unique to the Roma culture in the provinces of Granada and Almeria in Andalusia, Spain. Zambra is said to have Moorish origins. I a darkened, narrow cave, with the drums and guitars echoing the rapid stomping of the dancers feet, Zambra is mesmerizing.

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Flamenco

My first week in Spain was topped off by a wonderful Flamenco performance in one of the caves in Sacramonte, on the hillside above Granada. Traditional flamenco. I can still feel the feet stomping out the rhythms.

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