a very different Taoist-temple


Somehow this blog escaped publication so it will be done now… One of the final temples we visited in Hong Kong was a Taoist one. Built inside a living area (or better the living area around it…) it reflects very much a bygone area where the settlements were „down“ and the hills just mountainsides

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So you have the old trees

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and dragons

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the high-priest doubling as a tradesman and fortune-teller

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all kind of devotional materials are for sale

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busy interpreting the charts (stars, stocks, raw materials? who knows)

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Being clad in ceremonical robes

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He looked much more sobre and was very nice

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He even stopped to allow me to take pictures

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I assume he enjoyed it thoroughly – which might have to do with the fact that we listened 10 min for his explanation about the mother monastry, etc.

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Lord of the underworld

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Beautifully made

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Devotional as usual

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Fierce as Toasim can be

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You do need food in afterlife

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I would guess the oldes part of the temple

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So strange atmosphere with all the skyscrapers around

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Kategorien:Hong Kong, Temples

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