Friday, February 10, 2006

Kek Lok See temple, Penang

Outside the temples.

Inside one of the temples.

Rows and rows of statues bought with donations from the faithful.

New Year's lanterns hang all over the complex.

Offering in the temple.

The central statue of the Guan Yin Bodhisattva (the Bodhisattva of Compassion or 'Goddess of Mercy'), it is 120 feet tall - the largest such statue in the world.

They are building six pillars around the main statue - they will each be 200 feet tall when they are completed, then topped with a roof (see below for sketch). At the moment, the next segments of the pillars are lying around the site, still with their Chinese shipping tags.

Artist's impression of the completed structure. Does not look particularly stable to me, but I gave up Structural Engineering in 1997, so don't ask me...

Chyrsanthemums in the temple gardens.

View from inside the main pagoda on the complex.

Leaving the temple (that's Harvey in the gateway)


At 4:41 PM, Anonymous roy said...

Hi Christian, It would be good tosee some photos of you in the foreground to confirm that you are really there. And whenyou take photos of your collegues, have them closer than your final shot!

Thank's for the update.

Stuart would like to publish your website in the next edition of The Franchise Magazine and European Franchising............So that when all your FranFriends ask after you, they can Blogg-in.
Regards Roy

At 3:56 PM, Blogger Christian said...

There are better photos of me taken by Harvey - take a look at his site:

I know what I look like, so don't usually feel the need to take photos of myself :)

At 2:55 PM, Anonymous Eddy Boehm said...

Visited the Kek Lok See and was impressed. It shows that in our time there are still Fantastic monuments being built. This was one of the highlights of my stay on the island.


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