Saturday, August 16, 2008

Giant Buddha in Hong Kong

Well, my passport is almost filled to the brim with stamps and visas. I added Hong Kong to my list of visited countries (or city state or territory or whatever it officially is). We braved excruciating lines for the Cable Car to get to Gnong Ping to see the Big Buddha on Lantau Island.

I became infatuated with the Deva statues. Each of the six is kneeling and presenting gifts to the seated Tian Tan Buddha. Maybe I was light headed from jogging up the 268 steps in the humid 90+ heat with all my camera equipment on my back.

Other than the spiritual business of re-incarnation and that stuff I like Buddhism. I could never call myself a Buddhist because I'm missing that chunk of the pie.

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