Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Happy Birthday Buddha!




The Latern Festival and Parade in Seoul for Buddha's Birthday was amazing!  It was really hard to take good pictures of the laterns...my pictures don't come close in capturing the beauty of the both the parade and the lanterns at the Temple.  But here are some to get an idea....

Lanterns during the day...

In case you can't tell...they aren't in a form of a Pepsi sign...this is the Korean Flag of Lanterns
Some Performances...
Some Monks making a sand mandala at the Street Festival...
Lanterns lit up at night...
Caitlin and I with our Hand Made Laterns
The Temple
Lanterns even on the ceiling of the Temple...
Koreans are CRAZY about their cell phone.  I'll be in the middle of a conversation with a Korean and they will pick up their phone mid sentence without excusing themselves.  In Korea, no one misses a call...not even at a Temple!
Lantern Parade
Texting during a parade...
These women gave me some of their lanterns after the parade!
We were at the very end of the parade route so we were given these lanterns after the parade!

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