Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Chung Tian


Admiring the sculptures while strolling around the gardens of the Chung Tian Buddhist Temple last week.







"Knock on the sky and listen to the sound"
(a zen saying)

39 comments:

Bentley's Photoblog said...

You're always visiting such interesting places! I wish I could tag along! This is a great collection of buddha photos and the composition of the last shot is incredible! I like that zen saying a lot. I'm hearing the sound of silence and it's very refreshing.

Brandi said...

I'm loving your Budah pictures BUT I'm not a real photographer, so I'm just ditto-ing what Bentley's Photoblog said.

BTW I have been wondering how you came up with the name "Hey Harriet" for your blog. Is she your mom? A dear friend? Just curious.
Have a great day!

Sarah said...

Calming and cheerful looking Buddhas! I love that second photo especially with the bright orange flag against the blue sky. Hope your fingers are warm now!

Catherine said...

These shots look gorgeous through that second framing device you use!!

donat said...

nice ttv style buddha statues harriet! I'm also curious about where the name 'harriet' came from!

art ache said...

These photos are wonderful! Looking at them I feel a sense of calm wash over me :)

Sandrine said...

That just what I need at the moment calming photos!Great shoots:)

Victoria said...

You find the coolest subjects to photograph, and do it so wonderfully! Love this new Buddha series. Joyful!

Bentley's Photoblog said...

Just popping back to share a zen saying I found on another blog today. "One moon shows in every pool, in every pool the one moon"

Must be the day for zen sayings! :)

M.Kate said...

I had to pop over here first when I saw the header Chung Tian and as I've guessed..it's a temple name, thinking it cant be your middle name hehe!! As usual, T - I love your Ttv. You know, I am doing a reno and a lousy one too on my kid's room, trying to turn into my own space (and locking it too...as the kids just love to rummage everything..just kidding :) and I've framed all my Ttvs ..waiting for the room to be repainted. am struggling with the wallpaper..and I don't know when it will finish, hopefully by 2010..hehe..If I am not mistaken, I think the sculpture is a laughing Buddha. So peaceful.....hugs for the week/love.m

Tracy said...

These Buddha images are splendid and serene..fantastic! Being a Buddhist practitioner, I find great joy in seeing these. Fun to catch up with you here after having been away for two weeks. Hope you have a great weekend ahead! :o)

Hey Harriet said...

Hey Bentley - thanks for popping back to share that zen saying. I hadn't heard that one before. I like it! :)

twinklestarart said...

I'm just loving your TTVs, they're awesome!

High Desert Diva said...

Looks like a great place for a stroll.

Lisa's RetroStyle said...

Great photos Tracy! And I love that quote!! I think #3 and #5 are my faves:)

ARTISANNE said...

This makes me feel so calm, the pictures are stunning :0)

Renee said...

Knock on the sky and listen to the sound. I love it.

Renee xoxo

LillyShayStyle said...

Beautiful photos, I want to go there!

Kristi said...

Marvelous!!

Sam said...

I love the serene smiling faces of the Buddhas - what a great place to visit!

sunnymama said...

What a wonderful place to visit! The pictures of the sculptures are lovely :)

Chris said...

What a great photo spot! The laughing buddha was my fave:)

Under a Tin Roof Sky said...

Tracy, the Buddha never looked so ethereal. That's quite a set of photos, each one is so heartfelt. You always seem to connect with your subject matter, that's a real gift.

XUE said...

Beautiful serence shots, T ! Makes one feel very happy too looking at these! Happy Day!

Shannon said...

You visit some of the COOLEST places! Do you travel a lot or do you just have such rich culture at your fingertips???

Gabbi said...

Lovely! I especially like the small Buddha with the pink flowers. Such pretty serenity.

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

Isn't that amazing the Asian secrets can give you that feeling free sometimes?

Love it & am still practicing our way of living. Simple & pure.

Have a great w/end!

xoxo

Chrisy said...

Fabulous TTVs...I'm in awe...I know how difficult they can be...

Rosebud Collection said...

What wonderful pictures..I think one statue was the laughing Buddha.
I have a little tiny one for travel, one of my daughters got it for me when I went on a trip.

UrbanJunkies/zuppaartista said...

these are gorgeous! looks like such an inspiring place! you've captured them beautifully!

and thanks for the sweet comments on my blog regarding my furbabies, it means alot to me. :)

have a great weekend!

-michelle

Cat Ludwig Studio said...

Very serene. Love your photos!

Paz said...

I love these photos and the way you've framed them. Wish I could visit the place with you.

Paz

sarayutouched said...

i love the zen saying...
you've captured some great shots as well!! looking forward to sss.
have a great weekend!!!!

Linda said...

Wonderful happy photos ... there's something magical and serene about Buddha statues!

ginger said...

fantastic!!

Ali said...

these are lovely Tracey - I admire your photography so much, you are very clever!
Hope you enjoyed celebrating Queenie's birthday today ... wouldn't it be nice to celebrate your birthday twice, once on the actual day and again at another time! I guess you have to be a monarch or something for that privilege..
enjoy your week :)

Helen said...

I could look at your TTV's any day but today I especially love the Buddha. Thanks for sharing MsT

xh

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