Saturday, September 26, 2015

Sea and Statue

China - Lashi Sea, Lijiang

Sent by: miroannie
From: China
For: North America Meets the World Round Robin - Group 335
Notes: This serene sunrise view is of the Lashi Lake, located near Lijiang in southern China.  Yes, I realize the card says Lashi Sea, but it is actually a lake that was formed when the Lashi Dam was built.  It is a winter haven for 57 types of birds, including nine endangered species.  



China CN-1233248 received 03-25-2014

Sent by: Leslie96
From: Chongqing, China
ID number: CN-1233248
Notes: When I scanned this card, I wasn't sure which direction it should go.  The small picture and the caption are facing a different direction than the large picture.  In the end, I just put it on my scanner the way it fit best.  This statue is of a Buddhist deity called a Wisdom King.  Wisdom Kings are often times represented with multiple arms, legs and faces.  They are viewed as the guardians of Buddhism, and are wrathful manifestations of Buddha.

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