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Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Putting Lipstick on the Buddha

[This essay was originally posted to "The Third Tale," a blog on Weebly. In transferring it I have updated and made corrections where necessary.]

It was a tough sorta day: I was hoping to do all three of my temples in Putian in a single marathon.

I had done Nangshan Cishou Si, then waited an inordinate amount of time to get a cab to take me to Guanghua Si. He had brought me in on a side-street filled with statuary workshops. After seeing the temple, I was rushing out to catch another cab to Guangxiao Si when I was captivated by the sights around me.

This shot is my favorite of them all, for that day and many days.

And oh yeah: I made it to my third and final temple of the day.

Categories: Art, Buddhism, China, Photography, Temples

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