Birthday Party

Yesterday we went along to the Buddha’s Birthday celebration at Elizabeth Quay in Perth.

The Buddha was looking good under blue autumn skies, and there were plenty of stalls selling delicious vegetarian food and giving info about Chinese and Buddhist culture. This annual event is a must-do for us.

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Writing on the Wall

We came across plenty of impressive calligraphy during our visit to Hong Kong last month – much of it written on walls. The two large characters shown above and below are at Hau Wong Temple in Kowloon. They mean longevity (above) and crane (the bird, below)

This one is beside the hiking trail from Po Lin Monastery on Lantau Island to Chung Kung, and means Buddha.

And we saw all these people feverishly writing on a wall at Wong Tai Sin Temple, presumably seeking good luck at Chinese New Year.