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The main shrine inside the famous "Buddha Tooth Relic Temple" in Singapore. The elaborate design and dazzling colours were almost overwhelming to the senses! Interestingly, the temple allowed photography in all areas, except in the top floor where the Buddha's Tooth Relic was housed. That floor upped the elaborateness by an order of magnitude. . . Did you know? was believed that whoever possessed the tooth relic had a divine right to rule that land. The tooth was fought over and was even ransomed for Β£50,000. The relic became the symbolic representation of Buddha and from this sprung all the offerings, rituals, and ceremonies. . . . . . . #Singapore #asiapics #BuddhaRelic #temples #museums #sacred #shrines #splendid_xposure #allbeauty_addiction #travelawesome #beautifulworld #earth_portraits #earth_shotz #exploreearth #lovephotography #everything_imaginable #exploreeverything #getolympus #olympusomd #microfourthirds #olympusem5 #m43movement #GoBewander #gotravelkevin #RoamingNanny #CarlLumPhotography #FindBeautyAnywhere
Beauty all around us. An end to a beautiful day. Filled with thankfulness for my wonderful family all around the world. Love going out to each and everyone of you. . . . . . . . . . #behappy #colourful #instadaily #liveauthentic #lifeisbeautiful #thankful #blessed #somanyspecialmemories #fabulosie #beautiful #beautifull #beauty everywhere #mylife #memories #memoriesforlife #memorieslastforever #redleaf #findbeauty #findbeautyanywhere #picoftheday #pictureoftheday #love #insta #instagramer
Our cruise journey ends in the fantastic country/city of Singapore. I will start off with...what else: a temple! This is the famous "Buddha Tooth Relic Temple". Unlike the beautiful flowing lines of the Niet Banh Xa temple in Vietnam, the Buddha Tooth Temple is all about lines and angles and intimidating perspectives. I thought I'd have some fun and make this image as contrasting as possible. 😊 . . Did you know? The temple is based on the Tang dynasty architectural style and built to house the tooth relic of the historical Buddha. This temple is but one of several in the world reputed to house to relic of Buddha's left canine tooth (supposedly retrieved from Buddha upon his death in 543 BC). . . . . . #Singapore #asiapics #BuddhaRelic #temples #museums #sacred #blackandwhiteonly #blackandwhiteisworththefight #monochromephoto #monochromelovers #travelawesome #beautifulworld #earth_portraits #earth_shotz #exploreearth #lovephotography #everything_imaginable #exploreeverything #getolympus #olympusomd #microfourthirds #olympusem5 #m43movement #GoBewander #gotravelkevin #CarlLumPhotography #FindBeautyAnywhere
We bid farewell to Vietnam as we head back to our ship. Judging by this shot, you'd probably believe me if I told you it was a (space)ship instead of a (cruise)ship! Our Royal Caribbean ship is a tale of two styles: ultra-conventional jostling with ultra-futuristic. This is the view of the ceiling from the main atrium. The second image is a fantasy-like curtain of floating lilipads (?) shimmering in the hallway somewhere. . . Fun fact: The "Ovation of the Seas" cruise liner is the second largest class of passenger ships in the world today. Its code name during construction was the tepid "Project Sunshine". It officially became "Quantum class" later on (love that cool name! πŸ‘). . . . #cruiselife #cruiseship #cruiseline #abstractphotography #abstractarchitecture #abstractporn #travelawesome #beautifulworld #earth_portraits #earth_shotz #exploreearth #lovephotography #everything_imaginable #exploreeverything #getolympus #olympusomd #microfourthirds #olympusem5 #m43movement #GoBewander #gotravelkevin #CarlLumPhotography #FindBeautyAnywhere
I've been sick for a few days and every time I'm sick I'm reminded of the frailty of man. We build high rise buildings, but can die from a tiny virus. We build massive institutions, but can be taken down by emotional recoil. We look up and see a great expanse, while our bodies shrivel with age. Now this may seem morbid and sad, but to me it's beautiful. It's beautiful because regardless of how we rise or fall, we have a God greater than all. I can rely on Him. I can trust Him. I can call on Him. I can look to Him. I'm limited, but He is not; therefore, all my hope and joy is in the God my salvation. Psalm 8 "1 O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory above the heavens. 2 Out of the mouth of babies and infants, you have established strength because of your foes, to still the enemy and the avenger. 3 When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, 4 what is man that you are mindful of him, and the son of man that you care for him? 5 Yet you have made him a little lower than the heavenly beings and crowned him with glory and honor. 6 You have given him dominion over the works of your hands; you have put all things under his feet, 7 all sheep and oxen, and also the beasts of the field, 8 the birds of the heavens, and the fish of the sea, whatever passes along the paths of the seas. 9 O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!" P.S. This is a picture of a tissue box, my best friend the last few days. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #godisgood #godisgreat #godislove #ingoditrust #torontolife #toronto #flowers #flower #flowerstagram #pedals #colour #colours #colourful #pink #contrast #aesthetic #aesthetics #composition #shadows #highlights #tissuebox #tissue #tissueflowers #findbeautyanywhere #vintage #photography #photographer #instagood #instadaily
Wrapping up our visit to Vung Tau with a few reposts of the outside of the Niet Banh Xa temple. The first image shows the stunningly view of the landscape as you look out from the temple. The second is an elaborate shrine with a god outside of the temple. The third image is a ceremonial bell (with a striker that's just tempting you to slam the thing into the bell... πŸ˜‰). . . Fun fact: The giant bronze bell "Dai Hong Chung" in the temple stands 3.5m (over 11 ft) tall and weighs 3.5 tons! . . . . #Vietnam #asiapics #VungTau #temples #worship #scenerylovers #sceneryporn #sceneryshots #travelawesome #beautifulworld #earth_portraits #earth_shotz #exploreearth #lovephotography #everything_imaginable #exploreeverything #getolympus #olympusomd #microfourthirds #olympusem5 #m43movement #GoBewander #gotravelkevin #CarlLumPhotography #FindBeautyAnywhere
"Do Not Disturb". Our next stop in Vung Tau was to visit the gigantic (nearly 40 ft long) reclining Buddha statue in the Niet Banh Xa temple. Getting up close to such a large statue was a sight to see! (The cool interior of the temple offered a welcomed respite from the heat! πŸ˜…) . . Did you know? Completed in 1974, this pagoda at the base of Nho Mountain is considered one of Vung Tau's most beautiful. The serene garden in front of the pagoda represents Buddha achieving the state of Nirvana. The 12-meter long Reclining Buddha statue is the main feature of the temple. . . . . #Vietnam #asiapics #VungTau #temples #worship #Buddha #RecliningBuddha #travelbug #seetheworld #travelawesome #beautifulworld #traveldiaries #wanderlust #exploreearth #lovephotography #everything_imaginable #exploreearth #exploreeverything #getolympus #olympusomd #microfourthirds #olympusem5 #m43movement #GoBewander #gotravelkevin #CarlLumPhotography #FindBeautyAnywhere
"At the Head of Jesus". After hiking up the 133 steps inside "Christ the King" statue in Vung Tau, you are treated to a spectacular panoramic view of the water and the Vung Tau village (second image). I find the perspective of shooting over Jesus' right cheek to be rather amusing. The observation platform at the top is so tiny that only four people can squeeze out and gawk at a time. . . Did you know? The "Christ the King" statue is stretching its arms out toward Mt. Nho, a small and modest mountain of 170m in the distance. Among the many rules for entering this statue is this amusing one: β€œDo not show unworthy and profane acts between couples in this sacred place.” 😊 . . . . . #Vietnam #asiapics #VungTau #shrines #worship #ChristtheKing #JesusStatue #travelbug #seetheworld #travelawesome #beautifulworld #traveldiaries #wanderlust #exploreearth #lovephotography #everything_imaginable #getolympus #olympusomd #microfourthirds #olympusem5 #m43movement #GoBewander #gotravelkevin #CarlLumPhotography #FindBeautyAnywhere
"Up the Gut of Jesus". The giant Jesus statue in Vung Tau is not only impressive from the outside--you can literally climb up its "gut" for a breathtaking view from the top. Here's a view of the narrow winding staircase inside the statue. It is so tight that it's tricky for even slender people to pass each other. (Fortunately they ban tank tops, so the amount of sweat transfer is minimized.) I was lucky to get this clear shot, considering the constant traffic of people going up and down. . . Did you know? The "Christ the King" statue stands 32m (105 ft) high, perched on a 4m (13 ft) high platform. Its two outstretched arms span 18.3m (60 ft). There is a 133-step staircase inside the statue. To reach this statue, you must first hike 847 steps up the mountain, in the grueling Vietnam heat. πŸ˜… . . . #CarlLumPhotography #FindBeautyAnywhere
Our next stop in Vietnam was Vung Tau. We visited the major attractions there. The first was "Christ the King", which a giant status of Jesus with outstretched arms. My first reaction would normally be to exclaim "Cool!" and then rush the statue. What actually happened was that we stood there panting and sweating, after just enduring a steep hike up the mountain in 30+ degree (about 90 F) heat! In this shot, I caught the sun glinting at the edge of the frame. This made the statue look like it was opening its arms, waiting for some holy pronouncement. . . Did you know? The status was built by the Vietnam Catholic Association. Construction started in 1974 and wasn't completed until 1993. The status is treated like a church, with a dress code that disallows shoes and bare knees and shoulders. Tank-top wearers are turned away. 😐 . . . #CarlLumPhotography #FindBeautyAnywhere