Dafo Temple, Shenyang, Liaoning
(August 27, 2011)

(1) And now for a sad little place: Dafo Temple in Shenyang is not one of my 142, but it's just around the corner, so I had a look. "Dafo" means "Big (or Great) Buddha," and I was hoping to see one. Nope. Just a torn-up entry area and a bunch of mediocre statues.

(2) Still, when I see things like this, I can't help but think "progress" and "I'm witnessing history."

(3) A workman mixes mortar and shovels it onto the roof to cement tiles in place. I've done that; it's MORTAR! (Get it?)

(4) I walked about 6km that day, camera in hand. Here are some of the things I saw on the streets of Sheyang. Gramps (I think) lent the pantsless kid his hat. Cute. In front of Banruo Temple.

(5) One wonders what Mao Zedong is doing on this fortune-teller's placard. Maybe Chinese-reading friends can explain? Near Banruo Temple.

(6) Cyclist or terrorist? Women in Shenyang often cover up completely when on a bike; the material is semi-see-through, but it still seems dangerous.

(7) Forge for a sidewalk blacksmith's shop, Shenyang.

(8) This is just wrong on so many levels... Shenyang.

    ←Previous Site Back to Trip 10 Introduction Next Site →    

Last Updated August 6, 2019

No comments:

Post a Comment