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photoblog image HK Day3: Man Mo Temple another one

HK Day3: Man Mo Temple another one

The temple is now managed by the Tung Wah Group of Hospitals. It is a listed historic building and as such, is preserved as a Monument. It is easily accessible by the Central and Sheung Wan MTR.

 

This is a close up of alcoves containing, I assume, ashes of the pictured. 

HK Day3: Man Mo Temple another one

The temple is now managed by the Tung Wah Group of Hospitals. It is a listed historic building and as such, is preserved as a Monument. It is easily accessible by the Central and Sheung Wan MTR.

 

This is a close up of alcoves containing, I assume, ashes of the pictured. 

comments (17)

This makes a really wonderful photo!
Ayush Basu: Thank you for the kind remark, Elizabeth, as always.
It makes an interesting image.
Ayush Basu: It did prompt some thoughts in my mind, Michael.
  • Martine
  • France
  • 30 Oct 2017, 00:32
C'est étrange de mettre les photos des gens.
Ayush Basu: It is a bit like the obituary section of newspapers, I suppose, Martine.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 30 Oct 2017, 05:18
Perhaps we should consider something similar here, with our churchyards and cemeteries getting full
Ayush Basu: In Singapore too, it is somewhat the case, Lisl.
C'est une bonne deuxième vie pour ce temple ..et c'est bien aussi qu'il soit classé et préservé .
Bonne journée
Ayush Basu: I think it was worth preserving, so a good decision indeed, Claudine. Thank you for your input.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 30 Oct 2017, 06:15
I like that you got in close, Ayush.
Ayush Basu: There was nothing to stop me, Ray grin
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 30 Oct 2017, 07:03
This is strange but dignified Ayush
Ayush Basu: It did prompt some thoughts in my mind, Chris.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 30 Oct 2017, 07:19
Fascinating to see how these people are remembered.
Ayush Basu: It is a bit obituary style, looking at this wall, Alan.
I agree with Lisl. This seems a good idea
Ayush Basu: In Singapore too, it is somewhat the case, Bill.
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 30 Oct 2017, 07:54
You have certainly carried a detailed research into Hong Kong Ayush. Not a usual tourist visit.
Ayush Basu: I found it a fascinating place since I was tuned right from the start to look for similarities and dissimilarities to Singapore and Penang, Chad. But also, I hope this will help me better understand and therefore remember my visit in the future.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 30 Oct 2017, 08:39
Some has red coverings. Some has just numbers, no picture. The most with pictures. The same arrangement (mostly without pictures) are referred to as a "memorial wall". Sometimes in a garden and then it will be a "memorial garden".
Ayush Basu: I think I have seen several of those walls, mostly dating back to right after the WWI and WWII, Louis. The red colour is considered auspicious among the Chinese and I suppose it has been pasted on by the next of kin.
I hjave been to quite a few European cemeteries that have photos of the deceased on the memorial stones.
Ayush Basu: So there are some similarities at least, Brian.
it is customary to have tiles with the photos of the person in the tomb Ayush... mostly rich families....petersmile
Ayush Basu: Good comment, Peter. I am not sure what technology is used to produce faces on those small tiles but I am guessing it should have been affordable.
Even in death, Hong Kong is crowded.
Ayush Basu: I suppose there is much in Hong Kong that people hold attractive and appealing, Larry.
  • Elaine-
  • Canada
  • 31 Oct 2017, 06:21
it looks like mail boxes in condos... letters to heaven, i guess xox
Ayush Basu: I like your spin on it, Elaine. Now that you mention it, it does.
Interesting stuff, Ayush!
Ayush Basu: I found it interesting too, Tom.
  • Bonnie
  • United States
  • 1 Nov 2017, 20:35
I like the way it goes from sharp to blurred..metaphoric. Beautiful.
Ayush Basu: Thank you for the studied remark, Bonnie.

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