Post card from the road: Colorful canopy of paper lanterns

Day 62, South East Asia, March – May 2013
Day 1, Seoul, S. Korea

” A sky full of ” colorful paper lanterns in the courtyard of Heungryunsa temple, a representative temple of Icheon. These canopy of colorful lanterns are seen throughout S. Korea and usually put on before the eve of Buddha’s birthday in celebration of Buddha’s birthday.

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The Buddha’s birthday celebration is shared in many Asian countries that observe/practice Buddhism during the month of May annually.

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I wished my photography skill could have captured the mood and feeling that I felt when looking at the blue sky through these canopy of colorful lanterns. I might have missed Buddha’s birthday celebration at the temple but the well wish of these colorful lanterns seems to linger beyond the Buddha’s birthday celebration.

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