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An old Buddhist temple in Colombo [Apr. 16th, 2005|10:53 pm]
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The Gangaramaya temple!


There are just so many in Colombo. The concierge sent me to this one.


Anyway, I've never seen so many Buddhas in my life.


Go Longhorns!


This is the main shrine here, and it's quite huge.


Here's a glimpse at the lofty and elaborate ceiling.


Wait - who enshrined this STRANGLER FIG, and why?


Here is a roof that looks like a Julia set.


More serene figures...


Just try shaking a stick at all these Buddhas!


Here's your narrator, acting like a dork.

There was a museum attached, and I took so many pictures in there that I'll have to save them for the next entry. Next entry includes the mystery of the enshrined strangler fig... solved!
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[User Picture]From: mymichelle
2005-04-16 02:17 pm (UTC)

Wow, that looks amazing!
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[User Picture]From: chu_hi
2005-04-16 02:19 pm (UTC)
It was indeed. I have to say, it had quite the positive effect on my mood.
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From: cortezthekiller
2005-04-16 02:19 pm (UTC)
very awesome pictures! ...and i spy a rockin TMBG shirt!
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[User Picture]From: chu_hi
2005-04-16 02:21 pm (UTC)
Have you noticed that you and I both have a sort of uniform? ;-)
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From: cortezthekiller
2005-04-16 02:30 pm (UTC)
hehehe.. no doubt. i wear my trusty hoodie everyday.. including right this very second. :D
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[User Picture]From: chu_hi
2005-04-16 02:45 pm (UTC)
I just removed Hayseed Johns to shower... I think I was wearing them for three days straight, including sleep time.

When it's cold I *always* wear my purple turtleneck with jade beads; that's only because I don't have a snowman hoodie.

Wait - I can wear my black-and-silver People Are Wrong shirt with my turtleneck! Woohoo! <3
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[User Picture]From: veranationgirl
2005-04-16 05:17 pm (UTC)
LOL. You look so kute ;). I'm a currently trying to find ways to budget my money so I can save some to travel to all these great and wonderful places that you go to...but then again...there's still the Peace Corps and your line of work...so looking forward to seeing you in almost 3 months yay!!
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[User Picture]From: chu_hi
2005-04-17 06:46 am (UTC)
Well, the best way is to figure out how to make your company pay for it! (Peace Corps, etc..) Yeah, your face will be in these pictures soon! Could you email me your mailing address? chlorph at hotmail, please! =)
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[User Picture]From: subapooh
2005-04-16 07:25 pm (UTC)
any chance you have some of these in a higher res? :)
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[User Picture]From: chu_hi
2005-04-17 06:47 am (UTC)
All of them, in fact. Which ones would you like? I'm going to Kenya in a few hours (woohoo!) but I can send you some shots when I get back.
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[User Picture]From: chu_hi
2005-04-19 06:20 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: subapooh
2005-04-19 08:22 pm (UTC)
thank you very much! :)

big up 78 massif!
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From: shmaitlyn
2005-04-16 08:52 pm (UTC)
These are stunning.
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From: (Anonymous)
2005-04-16 09:28 pm (UTC)

As Always.....

NICE PICTURES!!! Ever consider being a photographer as your second career? Heheh...your very good at capturing moments and beautiful objects. Also like your pictures on the entry below this....TAKE MORE CREW PICTURES! TAKE MORE CREW PICTURES!!! LOL! Take care! :)

-Justin G.
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[User Picture]From: chu_hi
2005-04-17 06:48 am (UTC)

Re: As Always.....

I just had a dream that I made a coffee table book about fig trees. Thanks for the compliment! I'll try to get you more crew pictures. ;-)
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[User Picture]From: chu_hi
2005-04-17 06:47 am (UTC)
Thanks, Kaitlyn =)
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[User Picture]From: etherealmommy
2005-04-17 07:03 pm (UTC)
Oh wow. That ceiling is amazing.
Hey, sorry I missed your b-day. I noticed it was coming up but it passed me right by. Hope you had a wonderful, beautiful day.
I miss ya, sweetie.
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[User Picture]From: chu_hi
2005-04-19 06:22 pm (UTC)
I love the ceiling, too... wow. Nothing to be sorry for, thanks a bunch! =) =) =) We miss you a whole lot, too.
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[User Picture]From: crims0n
2005-04-18 10:10 pm (UTC)
Great pics, as usual, I <3 the socks :P
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[User Picture]From: chu_hi
2005-04-19 06:22 pm (UTC)
Nothing escapes the Eye of Gen! One is green striped, and the other has fishies on it. Thanks for the pictures compliment =)
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