Sunday, 8 January 2017

My Sunday Photo - 8 January 2017

Buddhist Temple in Melbourne Australia 



On our recent trip to Melbourne for Christmas, we came upon 4 temples all within a few kilometres of each other.  This one looks like the palace in the Forbidden City Beijing we thought.  Perhaps on a smaller scale, but still imposing and magnificent.  I think this statue is of Guan Yin, the Goddess of Mercy.  There were food offerings at the base of the various statues - bananas, bread and so on.  It was quite stunning to see in a Melbourne suburb.





Photalife



34 comments:

  1. It must have felt as if you were in a different country Sherry (and maybe a different time...).

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    1. it was really peculiar shaz especially as we had no idea there was such a big Buddhist population in melbourne.

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  2. That's very unusual. I would never have guessed it was in Australia!

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    1. i know what you mean sarah. it was stunning.

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  3. How wonderful to have a little slice of China in suburban Melbourne. Happy New Year Sherry! #mysundayphoto

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    1. we were very surprised phoebe. to have 4 so close to each other was amazing.

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  4. The angle makes it look huge, wouldn't have guessed it was Australia

    Thank you for linking up

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    1. No it IS huge. It doesn't look as big in the photo as in real life. Everything there was massive. ;)

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  5. Wow very different, reminds me of something I saw in Penang a long time ago too #MySundayPhoto

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    1. quite a surprise in melbourne for sure.

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  6. I definitely wouldn't expect to see those in an Australian city.

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    1. me too! and 4 in a few klm's was amazing.

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  7. Goodness it is huge, quite a statement, you can't miss her!

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    1. It was quite imposing Fiona. And rather beautiful.

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  8. Oh I thought you were overseas Sherry! I didn't expect that to be in Australia :)

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  9. When I saw your image I thought you must have been overseas. I didn't expect to see anything like this in Oz xx

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  10. Hi Sherry, what an odd (but interesting) statue to come across in the middle of Melbourne! Love it.

    xx

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    1. hi Deb
      very odd and very interesting. it was great to find it.

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  11. You definitely would not expect to see something like this in Melbourne. What a beautiful statue.

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    1. the whole complex is gorgeous. and there are several elephants, and Chinese dragons and a huge Tibetan bell and just a massive temple itself. we loved it.

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  12. This is a great photo. I never would have guessed where it is.

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  13. Australia? I never would have guessed it, certainly is impressive.

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    1. hi karen
      yes it was very surprising. it really felt like we were in china!

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  14. Happy new year to you, Sherry. Sorry to hear that you were unwell... ugh! Thanks for this recipe. I was just thinking about a similar recipe xxx

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    1. the chicken and couscous salad? it tends to be a bit dry so a yoghurt dressing is good on it too.

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  15. A fantastic find. Stunning indeed!, I would have never guessed you were just down the road, except that Melbourne is wonderfully multi-cultural.
    Wren x

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    1. but it was such a surprise to see 4 temples so close together!

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  16. What a gorgeous temple. I would never have guessed that the photo was taken in Melbourne!

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  17. Who knew that down Springvale Road in Melbourne you'd see these amazing temples? They were really huge, one especially. It really shows how good multi-culturism can be.

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