Al's Photography Blog

Al's Photography Blog
Folly Beach, South Carolina

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Temple Turtle

I wish I could remember the story behind this turtle in a South Korean Buddhist temple, but I don't.
But it's still my Vintage Weekly post for the week.

9 comments:

  1. Doesn't matter, we'd of forgotten the story also, but that is a memorable statue. I'll remember it.

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  2. I love it anyway!! What a great sculpture and a great capture! Hope your weekend is going well, Al!! Enjoy!!

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  3. Wonderful photograph, discovering such places it is a wonderful adventure. I am greeting

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  4. Great capture, thanks for sharing:)

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  5. Just amazing turtle sculpture, Al! I guess it has a meaning about longevity...

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  6. He looks like he has a full load on his back. Are those symbols on the pillar words? Or do they stand for something that would explain the significance? Oh well, it is a very interesting installation whatever its meaning.

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  7. Still curious I googled and here's a page that tells about turtle lore in Korean Buddhism.

    http://www.onmarkproductions.com/html/creatures-korea.html

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  8. A very interesting and great photo! It looks like a giant Pez dispenser to me...

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