Thursday, May 29, 2008

Views from The Golden Summit

Top right: Close up of Puxian Bodhisattva. Notice the Ruyi in her hands. A Ruyi is an "S" Shaped ornamental object used for good luck in ancient times.
For more information on Ruyi's see:
Top Left: The Golden Temple located behind the Puxian statue
Middle: The Silver Temple that is located across from the Gold Temple.
Bottom: Mark Van Loan contemplating the beautiful view. A view like this helps you understand the traditional paintings of cloud shrouded mountains.

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