I know these folks and they are very nice people. We visit their magical gallery & garden, in Northeast Harbor, Maine — i.e., ‘Acadia‘ — at least once a year. We have even chatted about Buddha statues.
I am in no way trying to cast aspersions but when I saw this it got me slightly puzzled and concerned.
Shouldn’t this be in a museum? In the scheme of things it is not that old, but, it is old enough and no doubt also rare.
I would hate to see it end up in someone’s house as a decoration or worse still as a garden decoration. Heaven forbid it ending up in some corner of a Chinese restaurant.
My point is very simple. This appears to be a statue that warrants some high level attention and care.
I am going to see if I can get a Buddhist temple to show some interest in it. That is all.
This upsets me on two fronts.
How could I, of all people, given the amount of news I consume have missed this? Wow. Scary.
I lived through the IRA car bombings. All of it. I missed a few narrowly — including the Harrods‘ bombing. So, U.K. car bombs are not an abstract concept to I. I would hate to see ‘it’ come back. That would be bad. Very bad.
So, I am not a happy camper. I do NOT want this to MY Britain. We deserve better.
Despite the HUGE storm we had, clouds cleared around 8pm and the moon was visible.
I took this picture, with my Nikon P900 superzoom, 2-minutes after midnight. It was 0°F (-18°C). It was cold and I was standing there WITHOUT a jacket. The cold affected the Nikon more than I! This is probably way outside its operating temperature. (I haven’t checked.) The autofocus was struggling and it was handheld. Hence the blur. To be honest, I didn’t really care. It was just this dim, orange disc. So, this is the best, I have. Enjoy.
For those abroad who didn’t get to see this.
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The evolution of the “Martin Luther King Jr. Day” Google Doodle.
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