April 12, 2007

i say a little prayer for you

The entrance of the temple. Enter at your own peril. That's how I felt when I was a child. As well-behaved as I was then, I still thought the figurines would jump off their mount and bite me for the sweet I nicked from my cousin's bag.

I've always been fascinated with places of worship. Churches, temples, mosques, synagogues. There's something in the air that makes it calm and when you enter, the world outside disappears. Very different from the quiet of museums. Museums tend to remind me of what has happened out there.

Do you share the same thoughts?


Blogger Ame said...


Reminds me of LONDON...where my purse got NICKED..WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH! LOL! ;)

And yep...whenever I walk into a church (which is rare, unfortunately, unless I'm in LONDON, where my purse got NICKED, LOL!) the world just seems to disappear!

Who'd a thunk a silly BUILDING could do THAT for G's SAKES!

Love the red bally-ball thingies!

;) xo

10:44 AM  
Blogger mz ayam said...

i say a lil prayer for you too edwin! ;-)

You need not be a deeply religious person to enjoy a trip to a temple or any other place of worship..., just enjoy the serene atmosphere that they offer.


2:45 PM  
Blogger Fabrizio ikol22 said...

I agree. Museum (some of them) let me understand how were life before... Us. Church (some of them) let me feel how could life... After.

3:14 PM  
Blogger Glenn Standish said...

Great photo Edwin! Very imposing entrance! By the way, I have followed your inspirations and today am running a photo competition. Do check it out over at Torun DP...and maybe you too will win a colour photo!

3:45 PM  
Blogger Abraham Lincoln said...

Nice photograph, Edwin. The view of the entrance is good and the inside atmosphere would probably be calm as you suggested.

Abraham Lincoln

6:39 PM  
Blogger Kate said...

E- The first thing I do when I visit another country and culture is to visit their places of worship. I've always felt that it gives one a better feeling and understanding of the society and culture. Interesting photo,too!

8:50 PM  
Blogger Jazzy said...

that's a beautiful temple.
i wish i could say that i like visiting places of worship (like before).
after the recent war i have to say i have a great aversion towards them.

10:42 PM  
Blogger Jing said...

cant open blogspot for a long period.....the Great wall is still there. today i came through via the pkblogs...to open the blogs...but i cant see the photos here...so how can i pick up my favourite from KLDP???
so i added you on Flickr...:) Can i pick one there???

nice day...

shanghai daily photo

11:06 PM  
Blogger Olivier said...

woauh...le temple est superbe. j'adore les temples, je suis presse que la grande pagode à Evry soit finie (encore 3/4 ans)

woauh… the temple is superb. I adore the temples, I am press that the large pagoda with Evry is finished (still 3/4 years)

11:36 PM  
Blogger Kalyan said...

I do share your thoughts & this is a wonderfully captured shot!

12:13 AM  
Blogger wmw said...

Yes, after seeing all the cathedrals in Spain...these places do bring a sense of calm!

3:37 AM  
Blogger Pod said...

thanks for the prayer sir dwinny. i am having some oral surgery today so i need it! have a great weekend. love the shot below this

6:15 AM  
Anonymous Lisi said...

Dear Leobrota

thank you for coming by HKDP and asking...things are VERY challenging in Shanghai, I do get very frustrated at times...I do need a little prayer for myself. :-) One of these days, I'm gonna go through DP blogs one by one like I used to do and leave comments and enjoy myself with all these wonderful photos. In the meantime, gotta go to work now :-)

8:40 AM  

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