What was a planned hit and run became an escort mission today on Vesak Day.

I dropped by the famed Buddhist Mahavihara temple at Brickfields today and wow, opportunities for great shots were abound. I just could not get enough and I ended up with 1.45GB worth of shots within the span of 6 hours. In other words, over 700 photos!

That must be a record for me.

Some rights reserved. By Mohd Hafiz Noor Shams.

And when the procession began, I followed it almost all the way till the end. It began at Brickfields and then, I found myself passing by the Old Railway Station, the Sultan Abdul Samad Building, Jalan Raja Laut and then Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman and then back at Dataran Merdeka before going back to Brickfields. I bailed out at the Dataran.

And just to give you an idea of how many people were there:

Some rights reserved. By Mohd Hafiz Noor Shams.

I was near the front of the procession and as the head of the procession was returning to Dataran Merdeka, I spotted the tail just leaving the Dataran to take the route which I had taken earlier. It was that long! Crazy!

And a child claimed to be the reincarnated Prince Siddharta was there too. At first, he walked together with the monks but about halfway through, he opted to sit behind a pickup truck together with other children. And boy, he was the center of attraction!

Anyway, okay, my legs are done. I am logging off but more pictures will be available at Metblogs KL later this week.

One Response to “[1658] Of 1.45GB worth of Vesak Day shots”

  1. […] one was taken during the Vesak Day procession. If you did not know already, The Malaysian Insider also published a set of photographs which I […]

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