Archive - Jan 23, 2007

Lotus and clouds

Several of you have commented that the post below is symbolic of a lotus flower, symbolic of enlightenment in Buddhism. Here is another post, which I believe to be clouds.

Buddhist temple

Our main activity during our short, damp visit to Hangzhou was to a Buddhist temple which is over 1,000 years old.

The temple is surrounded by elegant gardens, including a stream. On the opposite side of the stream are cliffs. In the cliffs are carved staircases and Buddhas by the dozen.

This Buddha is probably well over 1,000 years old.