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Shrine for Worship
27-JUL-2008

Shrine for Worship

Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery, Hong Kong view map

The statue in white flowing robe is “Guanyin”.
In China, Guanyin is usually depicted as a woman
while in other East Asia countries may depicted as a man.
She is immensely popular among Chinese Buddhists.
Guanyin is generally seen as a source of unconditional love and more importantly as a savior.

The one in green robe is “Guan Yu”, a general in the late Eastern Han Dynasty.
He is one of the best known Chinese historical figures throughout East Asia.
Today Guan Yu is still widely worshipped by common folks and referred to as “Emperor Guan”.
In Hong Kong, a shrine for Guan Yu is located in each police station
because most Chinese policemen worship and pay respect to him.

Posted on 2 August 2008
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Nikon D3 ,Nikkor AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8G ED
1/60s f/16.0 at 60.0mm iso4000 full exif

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Jeff Real10-Oct-2009 00:05
A still life with a very high interest level ~V~
Giancarlo Guzzardi04-Aug-2008 08:07
very original still life
Char03-Aug-2008 13:12
Hi CM,
An excellent capture of this scene. Thank you for the details on their use and purpose. \/
Alex Lim03-Aug-2008 09:04
I pray to these deities too... this is a photo with a story!
Chad Ramsey03-Aug-2008 04:00
Thanks for all the info on this one! Great shot~V
Liz Bickel03-Aug-2008 03:59
Top notch work.
an nguyen02-Aug-2008 21:32
Beautiful of a sacred place. V
TuTmin02-Aug-2008 19:21
excellent work.~V~
Walter O. Koenig02-Aug-2008 16:12
Wonderful capture of this shrine. I'm amazed by the EXIF information. "V"
DL 02-Aug-2008 15:34
Apart from the great photo, excellent documentary too!
BleuEvanescence02-Aug-2008 15:33
It is always very interesting to read what you have to say to compliment the images you make. Those comments of yours are as beautiful as the images...
I don't understand the need for worshipping and devotion though...that so many people seem to have. But, i can only respect...
Tomasz Dziubinski - Photography02-Aug-2008 15:17
Superb, Vote.
Yiannis Pavlis02-Aug-2008 13:44
I absolutely love your vision, a wonderful composition.Thank you for the story.V
2004 02-Aug-2008 13:33
Thank you for your sharing of the story !