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Week 5 – Little Story About Macau (2/12)

week 5 kuan yin

UNITY
This is the statue of Guan Yin, the Goddess of mercy, located on a manmade island off the city, near the Cultural Center of Macau. The statue is clad in bronze. It weighs 50 tons. The figure measures 20m (65ft) in height, and the lotus stand measures 7m (23ft) tall.

Although this statue represents Guan Yin, the Goddess of mercy, but when you take a closer look at it, it looks like Virgin Mary as well. This reminds me of a dream of mine in few days ago, in which I saw a figure who was dressed in a blue and white robe with a head piece, praying for the souls in the hell, with one hand in the praying gesture, standing on a lotus flower. That figure, at the same time, represents Guan Yin and also Virgin Mary.

I hope this spirit of unity of different cultures will remain and more of this kind of work will be seeing in other places as well. Let our world to be unified as one. πŸ˜€

Cristina

Camera: Canon EOS 450D
Location: Statue of Guan Yin

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21 responses

  1. Mercy after all is recognized by all, Just differently by everyone of different faiths. The fact that it stands on a roof though? I’m amazed! wow!

    February 2, 2013 at 1:03 pm

    • Thank you, Andy πŸ˜€

      February 9, 2013 at 12:53 pm

  2. 20 meter is so high
    I also hope that the culture will remain and the world will become one

    February 2, 2013 at 3:37 pm

    • I hope so, Cocomino! πŸ˜€

      February 9, 2013 at 9:54 am

  3. Beautiful, Cristina… Many years ago, when I was studying various religions I came across the life of Guan Yin and was endeared to her. From memory, she was a healer with many dedicated to her.

    February 2, 2013 at 7:51 pm

    • Thank you, Carolyn! πŸ˜€
      To me, Guan Yin is like Holy Mary, both of them heals the world, and both of them love us! πŸ˜€

      February 9, 2013 at 9:58 am

  4. Beautiful statue and words, Cristina. A good plan for us all.

    February 2, 2013 at 11:16 pm

    • Thanks, Clover! πŸ˜€

      February 9, 2013 at 9:49 am

  5. That’s a very beautiful statue!

    February 3, 2013 at 12:01 pm

  6. It’s a pretty statue. Minot much for religious icons but you have made different cultural symbols converge into one figure. Nice!

    February 4, 2013 at 10:22 pm

    • Thanks! πŸ˜€

      February 9, 2013 at 9:48 am

  7. A beautiful image, Cristina…
    and such nice thoughts as well!
    πŸ™‚

    February 5, 2013 at 6:57 am

    • Thank you, Spilledinkguy! πŸ˜€

      February 9, 2013 at 9:58 am

  8. Unity and harmony, especially between different religions, would be a wonderful thing.
    Great pic!

    February 6, 2013 at 3:23 am

    • Thank you, El Guapo πŸ˜€

      February 9, 2013 at 12:48 pm

  9. I do hope the unity of all cultures remain strong as well. Peace is a priceless gift from heaven and we all should pray that it reigns in all hearts of men and women. Beautiful images and words.

    February 11, 2013 at 6:27 pm

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    July 26, 2013 at 3:35 am

    • Thank you for stopping by! πŸ˜€

      August 2, 2013 at 5:22 pm

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