Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Cola update and Last of the Budha pictures

 


I thought Cola was dead yesterday morning ....I went over to her and could see no movement...No breathing and I ran my hand over her head and along her back. No movement. She felt cold to the touch ...... 


I was just in mid-sentance of saying "oh Sweets , Cola died in her sleep.... " but got no further than "oh Sweets .." when the dead lump of fur lifted her head and looked at me with bleary eyes ..... 


So my sentence became "Oh sweets - she's very cold" !!! 


But since then Cola has improved and is now eating a little ...But sleeps a lot and doesn't have a great deal of energy after competing with the other animals for MCds "hand fed" grilled chicken breast ...The Dinzie pets favourite bar none...... 


you must if not already done so see mcds entry with the poorly cola pictures....


McDinzie


 


 


Hong Kong Lantau Buddha overflow pictures  


 


"The statue is named Tian Tan Buddha because its base is a model of the Altar of Heaven or Earthly Mount of Tian Tan, the Temple of Heaven in Beijing. It is one of the five large Buddha statues in China. The Buddha statue sits on a lotus throne on top of a three-platform altar. It is surrounded by eight smaller bronze statues representing gods or immortals. Like the Daibutsu in Kamakura, Japan, the Tian Tan Buddha is a image of Buddha Amitabha.


The Buddha is 34 meters tall, weighs 250 tonnes, and was the world's tallest outdoor bronze seated Buddha prior to 2007.[1] It reputedly can even be seen from as far away as Macau on a clear day. Visitors have to climb 268 steps in order to reach the Buddha, though the site also features a small winding road to the Buddha for vehicles to accommodate the handicapped.


The Tian Tan Buddha appears serene and dignified. His right hand is raised, representing the removal of affliction. His left hand rests on his lap in a gesture of giving dhana. The Buddha faces north, which is unique among the great Buddha statues, as all others face south.


In addition, there are 3 floors beneath the Buddha statue: The Hall of Universe, The Hall of Benevolent Merit, and The Hall of Remembrance. One of the most renowned features inside is a relic of Sakyamuni, consisting of some of his alleged cremated remains. There is a huge carved bell inscribed with images of Buddhas in the show room. It was designed to ring every seven minutes, 108 times a day, symbolizing the release of 108 kinds of human vexations."


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tian_Tan_Buddha


 


AND so a few left over pictures of the "Buddhistic statues praising and making offerings to the Tian Tan Buddha" before we hobble down the 268 steps and dive into the wonderful nunnery (SP?)  for the best chinese vegetable meal in the hong kong area ...Especially the mushroom soup....



 


 


 



 


 


 



 


 


 



 


 


 



 


 


 



 


 


 


 



2 comments:

Kay said...

I will be checking up on Cola tomorrow ... a bit late right now. Cool piccies!

keewee said...

I am glad to hear Cola is hanging in there.