Looking northeast at the Daibutsuden (Great Buddha Hall) at Tōdai-ji Temple in Nara. The current building dates from 1709 and is about 57 meters x 50 meters and is approximately 30% smaller than its original size. For a while, it was considered the world's largest wooden structure, but it is not clear how accurate that belief was. Modern stuctures like 1997's Ōdate Jukai Dome in Ōdate, Japan, or 2011's Metropol Parasol in Seville, Spain, have clearly surpassed it, but even the Tillamook Air Museum resides in a former blimp hanger from 1942 that is 327 meters by 90 meters with a height of 59 meters. The statue of Buddha enclosed within the structure was completed in 751. I have managed to pass through the hole in the support post, but had to do so on my side; whether I am blessed with enlightenment in my next life remains to be seen.
Latitude, Longitude: 34.687913,135.839165