Hong Kong Temple


Being in Hong Kong during the protest season in High Summer 2019 was a real treat and a challenge as it was a very tight political atmosphere, as well as extremely hot (39°) and humid (80%)… Thus going to the temples was a real treat and relief

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Kitsch will always prevail…

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Here both lions have their mouth open (whereas mostly the female has it closed)

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Very imposing, indeed.

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Waiting for customers…

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buying worship articles

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In the entrance of the MTR (metro system) many notices about the riots and protests

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posting information

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in the accompanying alleys and shops souvenirs, talismans and amulets are sold

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Your lucky orange, pumpkin, pendant, etc. – all you could wish for

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And a future-teller (actually quite many of them). Chinese are excessively superstitous

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Cooling off

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Light a candle

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or several… (actually the current limit is 8 for pollution prevention)

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and stick them in the sand

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future telling with sticks which you rattle out of a box

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the temple is enclosed by city

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throught the gaps

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devotion

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water is sprayed to cool the air a bit (and perhaps get rid of the smoke)

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another place for prayer

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the temple hall

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after so much religious activity we got hungry and headed for a more conventional noodle shop to get some soup (and beer).

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You eat the meat and leave the remains on the table where they are discarded by the waiter

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Mobiles are everywhere

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a typical kitchen for such a shop

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This is the proper way to tackle your food – chpsticks and spoon in combination!

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Kategorien:Hong Kong, Temples

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