As a child of the predominately Christian west I learned the stories of Mary’s virgin birth, the life of Jesus, the crucifixion and resurrection – all themes that have dominated Christian art and architecture for hundreds of years.
“You’ve visited tons of places, so what’s your favorite place in the world?” We get this question a lot, and it’s a tough one to answer.
First and foremost, thank you for a wonderful week. Your response has been fantastic. You’ve helped us choose 4 of our 5 entries for Capture the Colour 2013. Yesterday’s winner for the WHITE category
All right, 2 colors down and 3 to go for choosing our entries in Capture the Colour 2013. Yesterday’s votes are in and the winner for the GREEN category is A Green Bug Zapper! (If you’re playing catch-up, just check it out here.)
If you ordered a Buddhist temple with everything, it would look like the Gangaramaya Temple. Buddhist temples span the spectrum from downright plain to elaborately decorated, and this one is definitely at the high end.
When we arrived at the temple we could tell that a celebration was taking place. Blaring music, people chatting, and kids scurrying about wearing special-occasion clothes. A Buddhist wedding.
In our travels in Southeast Asia, seeing beautiful, serene statues of Buddha was a daily occurrence … and we never tired of it. Each sculpture was a work of art.