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Sunday, October 08, 2006

For Lisi in Hong Kong

This shot reminded me of one Lisi of HongKongDailyPhoto posted a few weeks ago, of buddhist prayer lanterns. (Lisi correct me if I've described them wrong!) This is taken inside a sukkah, a house made for the Jewish harvest festival of Sukkot, which started yesterday. The walls are made of cornstalks, and the roof is open to the sky. It's decorated by the children with paper cutouts of fruits and vegetables, and of course, paper chains. One is supposed to eat and even sleep in the sukkah for the duration of the holiday, to reconnect spiritually and physically with the land that gives us our food and shelter.

5 Comments:

Anonymous Dave said...

I wanted to thank you for joining Fanpop and adding your amazing photo blog to the site! It's a really nice addition and I hope that more people will find your photos through it. I wanted to personally welcome you, but also encourage you to make sure that on top of adding your photo blogs to the Daily Photo Spot, to make sure you add them to their relevant country or city spots as well. Michael has already set a great example!

Fanpop is all about having people who are passionate about different interests help to find the best content on the web for each of those topics and finding community with others who share those passions. By adding your brilliant photos to their country or city spots, you help others who love that country or city to find them. Here are just a few examples:

London
France
San Francisco
Shanghai
India

And if you don't see your favorite country or city represented, then create a new spot for it! And make sure you add other links that you find useful for that local country. And invite others who share your passion for those places to join as well! Fanpop is all about community building and collaboration, so it's not meant to be done alone...just like all you Daily Photo bloggers coming together! And I'm sure you'll find other interesting content on there as well. Let others know who you are and join a few spots and add some of your favorite local websites! Be careful though...it can be addictive!

Looking forward to seeing you all there. And keep on shooting those magnificent photos around the world! :)

8:42 PM  
Blogger Lisi said...

HI Jenny, they do have similar visual effects with the lanterns...Lanterns are not exclusively Buddhist, but lanterns during the Mid-Autumn Festival are usually more colorful and beautiful...thanks!

11:48 PM  
Blogger Andrea said...

hi jenny, it's been a while, I've been so busy....I just wanted to tell you that it's been fun catching up with your pictures...you have some really great shots, bravo....

5:16 AM  
Blogger ~tanty~ said...

Very charming!

5:33 AM  
Blogger Jing said...

Some kind of beauty!!
:)
I like the perspective in the photo!
and lanterns even can be seen on the Lantern Festival which is on the 15th of the first month of lunar year in China.

nice shot!
...Jing

10:44 AM  

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