The Bamiyan Cultural Centre of Afghanistan
The Seven Beehives
The seven building are designed to reflect the 7 heavens, earth and seas, colours, prophets, conditions and situations of the heart and the 7 seven voyages of Sinbad the Sailor from the Oriental tale from the Arabian Nights. The seven beehives are for social gathering, togetherness and speaking. The cultural Centre is becoming like in the old times the place of sharing stories of travellers who are traveling on one of the most important trade routes.
Viewed through the lens the reflections of the seven beehives are showing symbolic the opposite niches of the Buddha statues. From all areas of the cultural centre a clear view of the statues is given, which is also supported by the walkway on the roof.