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      CommentAuthorBen
    • CommentTimeFeb 1st 2008 edited
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    bhudda's birthday


    This was taken during Bhudda's Birthday, sort of like the Bhuddist version of Christmas. Only during it, every Bhuddist in town makes little paper lanterns and participates in a march through town. In Seoul this meant that there was a march of about 100,000 people silently walking with little coloured lotus lanterns. My girlfriend at the time and I visited a big temple in the area of Insa-Dong. The effect of a million paper lanterns quietly swinging in the breeze was most definitely the calmest feeling I've ever experienced. Add to that the fact that on each of these lanterns is a little card with someone's name and their wish and you have the best holiday I've ever heard of.
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      CommentAuthorZ
    • CommentTimeFeb 2nd 2008
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    Thanks for the photo, and the explanation.

    - Z
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      CommentAuthorBen
    • CommentTimeFeb 2nd 2008
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    no problem. ^_^ It's the whole point of this.
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    Lovely photo.