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Old Aug 6, 2008, 11:57 AM   #1
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The following is considered to be a brother-buddha of the seated bronze buddha in Hong Kong, which are both manufactured by the same company in Nanjing. #2 belowis the seated buddha copied from http://www.plm.org.hk/blcs/en/img_bl/en_images/222.JPG. Both of them bear a similar facial expression and are facing each other in direction.

I have been wondering the worth of building sculptures in a bid to bring blessings to those who look upon to them. The buddhathat the sculpture represents would definitelyprefer the money to be spent on charity ends if theywere able to say a word on howdonors' moneywere to be spent.I have not given a cent, so not the right to say a word on that here. Peter

1. The standing bronze buddha in Wushi
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The seated bronze buddha on Lantau Island in Hong Kong.

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Old Aug 8, 2008, 3:00 AM   #3
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Believing that you'd agree too,Icertainly belivein theusefullness of sculptures ofhistorically important people who contributed to human experience,including artists...Again made by artists!
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ah, especially when they are not commercialized as you wrote! Btw, one ofthe bitter memories I rememberis the collapse of Buddha sculptures in Afghanistan.I did feel the pain myself!

AnywayI especially liked your second picture compositionwise bringing together 'far' and 'near'with adiagonal movement via the stairs!
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I resent the idea of tearing down historical monument for political or religious reasons. The case in Afghanistan years ago was absolutely remorseful and was a sign to show that the then Afghanistan government had miles to go to be humanistic.

The second picture was not taken by me; it was from a website.

Thanks for viewing and giving comments. Peter
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