Continuing from last post, we start off with a photo of a breadfruit tree.
Some pretty tiles that were on an outdoor sink.
This exposed wall is part of the central structure that they are currently renovating.
Ever since I was a kid I've loved Chinese ink drawings. I would go to the Met and see them, and the scenes of incredibly jagged mountains and birds, and old, solitary men walking by lakesides were so lonely, and so romantic, and just so utterly exotic that I was really drawn to them.
Bodhidharma. He was an important monk in Zen (Chan in Chinese) Buddhism. He's very popular in Japan where his image is used as a sort of charm when one is going to undertake a new enterprise. They also have a children's game, sort of like Red Light Green Light called "Daruma has fallen over". (Daruma is his Japanese name.) I don't know why a children's game was named after a Zen monk.
I often see glass with patterns like this in old buildings in Taiwan.
There are monks and nuns living at this temple. Seeing their motorcycle helmets here is proof of that.
I wondered what this weird little roof was.
It was a light switch!
This tree is determined to grow here, human walls be damned!
This bamboo was planted here by Koxinga. (I think.) But I also heard that it's no longer the original plant.
Here's the breadfruit tree again.
I liked this scene of roofs from different ages all mixed together.
And here's the gate by the road that I first showed in the nighttime photos from last post.
This guy again. I will never get tired of looking at this expression on his face.