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a solemn place

Posted by
Stu (From Scotland | Working in Kyoto, Japan) on 16 September 2015 in Miscellaneous and Portfolio.

What's the meaning behind the nail/spike pullers in this temple?

Some emotional or physical pains are so intense that they feel like a spike through the heart, so you come here to pray that the spike be removed.

Canon EOS 5D Mark II 1/40 second F/2.8 ISO 200 50 mm

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Godnat from etrepigney, France

Very stange !

16 Sep 2015 5:38am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Thanks for the explanation. A remarkable image for sure.

16 Sep 2015 5:41am

Martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium

Superbe un très beau cadrage!

16 Sep 2015 8:00am

Eric C. from Ivry sur Seine, France

Great pic !!

16 Sep 2015 8:49am

Annima from Toulouse, France

BEautiful door!

16 Sep 2015 11:13am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Nice precise framing !

16 Sep 2015 12:37pm

Robert D. Burr from Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Very interesting

16 Sep 2015 3:01pm

Josep from Barcelona, Spain

Like the composition, the contrast in textures and the use of thirds.

16 Sep 2015 10:00pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

A gorgeous image. This is just beautiful!

17 Sep 2015 1:39am

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17 Sep 2015 5:52am

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

Original !!! And most interesting!

23 Sep 2015 7:09am