Saturday, August 23, 2008

Wrinkled (This week's Photo Hunt)

As can be seen from my offering up just one photo (rather than the more usual two or three -- like with last week's sadly under-visited entry), this week's Photo Hunt theme is one that I don't have all that many suitable candidates for. To be sure, I could have gone and taken some snaps of the wrinkled clothing I have on account of my never haven't really mastered the art of ironing but I figured that would make for too mundane a sight! So, instead, here's offering up a photograph of one of the many gold colored and other statues that are to be found as one makes one's way up and down the hill that is home to the 10,000 Buddhas Monastery near Shatin in Hong Kong's New Territories that I visited -- and went rather snap-happy at -- last August.

Rather than be one of the 10,000 Buddhas on display at the monastery, however, this statue looks more to be that of a Chinese sage -- albeit, one would think, one who has been suitably enlightened by Buddhism. Perhaps that is why, for all of his having a wrinkled forehead, he looks pretty happy and content -- an exemplar of it being thoroughly possible after all for one to grow old happily as well as gracefully! ;b

(*Weather update for those who've been keeping track: The typhoon warning signal hoisted is now down to 3 as Nuri has passed through Hong Kong and now up north.)


Leslie said...

Great photo for this week's theme. :)

Carver said...

That's a wonderful shot of the Buddha and I like your take on the theme. I hope that my wrinkles may eventually bring me wisdom. I am well on my way to being well wrinkled but the wise part, that's not so easy. Happy weekend.

Anonymous said...

Lots of stuffs going through his head creating those winkles I guess.

YTSL said...

Hi Leslie --

Thanks! :)

Hi Carver --

Double thanks -- for liking this Photo Hunt entry and also visiting the previous week's this week! :)

Hi napaboaniya --

Yes, I'm sure that sage is a deep thinker... ;b

leslie said...

Great choice for our wrinkled weekend! :D

Gattina said...

You are right it doesn't like like a classic buddaha statue !

Randi said...

Great shot for the wrinkled theme.
Happy weekend.

Horsoon said...

Good shot! I share my thoughts as Carver's ;)

sho said...

hey! it's a good attempt despite the topic being challenging! thanks for dropping by!

jmb said...

Perfect photo YTSL. I like that statue. Have a happy weekend.

julie said...

He looks wise of course. And with what is happening around, he may as well be more fortunate to belong to a time long ago for he would have more wrinkles now :D

jams o donnell said...

Great shot of the Buddha. An excellent choice for this week's theme

YTSL said...

Hi Leslie (2) --

Thanks (too)! ;)

Hi Gattina --

...which is why I feel more comfortable referring to him as a Chinese sage! ;b

Hi Randi --

Thanks and happy weekend to you too. :)

Hi Horsoon --

Cool! :)

Hi Sho --

Thanks and you're welcome! :)

Hi jmb --

Wondered whether the more regular visitors (like you) might find it too familiar -- given my posting a couple of photo essays on the 10,000 Buddhas Monastery in the past. Guess not! :b

Hi Julie --

Maybe for him, wrinkles aren't a bad thing though? ;b

Hi jams o'donnell --

Er... don't think it's a Buddha... ;b

marcia@joyismygoal said...

sage and wrinkles seem to go hand in hand


Stop by and see my cute dimpled /wrinkled three generations/

Sue said...

That is a beautiful shot for this theme :) Happy photo hunting, and thank you for stopping by :)

ellen b said...

Well that certainly is more interesting than a wrinkled shirt
Have a great weekend...

Hootin' Anni said...

I love this!!!

Mine is posted: HERE

Anonymous said...

great shot, perfect for this weeks theme!
View mine if you wish here Thanks..

Anonymous said...

You have managed to show wrinkles in an exotic setting. Actually if brow wrinkles are indicative of a frown I would have though serenity would have banished them.

Mrs Mecomber said...

Good shot!

My Photo Hunt is up, too! Please visit and leave your link. :)

Anonymous said...

I see our thoughts went in similar directions this week :) That is the most gorgeous Buddha.

Dragonstar said...

He's a bit different, isn't he? Very nice photo. I took the hint - went to last week's entry, too!

kaycee said...

great shot & interestig entry!
have a great weekend

starnitesky said...

Wrinkled was not a very easy subject was it? You have managed it ok with this lovely photo. Thanks for visiting my blog.

YTSL said...

Hi Marcia --

So... gather that wrinkles = wisdom for you? :b

Hi Sue --

Thanks and happy photo hunting to you too! :)

Hi Ellen B --

For sure re your first comment! ;b

Hi Hootin' Anni --

Or in modern speak: "I heart that"? ;b

Hi gaj38 (Graham) --

Thanks and yours was pretty cool too! :)

Hi Aileni --

Would like to think that brow wrinkles are more a sign of much thought rather than just frowns. :)

Hi Mrs Mecomber --

Would say the same to you re your "good shot" comment! :)

Hi A. --

Great minds think alike, etc., etc.? ;b

Hi Dragonstar --

Yes, he is. The amazing thing at the 10,000 Buddhas Monastery is how all the statues there really do not look the same. And thanks much for taking the hint and checking out the Colorful entry. :)

Hi Kaycee --

Thanks and you too. :)

Hi Starnitesky --

I think with wrinkled, there were a couple of obvious items to photograph. So if you didn't want to be too conventional, it was difficult. And thanks for thinking I managed okay. :)

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YTSL said...

Hi Film Asia --

Thanks for liking my blog and hope you won't mind my declining a link exchange -- at least for the time being. Nothing personal; rather, it's that the blogs I've exchanged links thus far tend to have original content whereas yours, as far as I can see, comprises collations of information written by publicity companies, etc.

Colin Campbell said...

Lovely shot. Glad you missed the Typhoon.

2lives said...

I had the same idea, wrinkle clothes, but we decide to skip this week's, but your choice is interesting and the wrinkle lines on his forward, definitely fits photohunt,

thanks for your visit, even though no photohunt from us this week


YTSL said...

Hi Colin Campbell --

Thanks and yeah, that Typhoon was really close!!

Hi Lissa (2Lives) --

Wondered where your Wrinkled entry was! And you're welcome re the visit to the blog, if not the Photo Hunt entry! :)

eastcoastlife said...

He only has wrinkles on his forehead and his cheeks are smooth. :P

Chen said...

The wrinkled Buddha statue forehead :)

Seeing this photo reminds me that i should go & take snapshots of Georgetown. All these while i took photos everywhere (including overseas) except (or hardly) of Penang. Although Penang is not my hometown, but at least I have stayed here for almost 9 years already :)

YTSL said...

Hi eastcoastlife --

You've been looking at him very carefully, I see! ;b

Hi Chen --

Yes, you most definitely should take snapshots of George Town (spelled out as two words, actually -- I know, I'm originally from there!). And wow re your having lived in Penang for 9 years now despite not being from there -- hope you like the place! :)

Liz said...

You're right: he does look like a happy Chinese sage.

YTSL said...

Hi Liz --

Glad you agree! :)