📷#TheDiaryGame 20210221 #BeautifulSunday To Shuanglin Monastery for annual prayers | 去双林寺祈福补运😎(by @ace108)
Woke up early Sunday morning and went to Shuanglin Monastery for annual Chinese New Year prayers. I parked outside further from the place as I was afraid I could not get parking there. As I walked closer, I found someone was still not awake.
🎶Meanwhile, some music for you to enjoy as you read. This piece is part of Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons, particular the first of the 4 violin concertos, called Spring.
Source | 来源: https://musopen.org/music/2213/antonio-vivaldi/the-four-seasons/
🎶让大家继续读的时候，欣赏一点音乐。这件作品是维瓦尔第的“四季”的一部分 - 4小提琴协奏曲中的第一首，名为“春天”。
Source | 来源: https://musopen.org/
OMG, look at the queue to get in. I was expecting some form of controlled access but this long queue of people is not what I expected. The sign tells it all.
As I queue, I saw another feline friend looking up the tree.
After I moved a few places, it was still staring up the tree. What's up?
Over the concret fence, the sign of the monastery stands out.
The sun was going higher but luckily still wasn't very hot.
Around different part of the concret fence, they have these "openings".
The Chinese characters in the middle is 双林.
About ten people between me and the entrance and it was starting to get hotter.
Only six people in front and they have to closed the gate on us.
As they opened the gate for us, I quickly snapped this picture of the lion.
This year the prayers with the monk chanting for blessings had moved to the 3rd section. So, my wife and I walked in quickly.
Passing the 2nd section.
The pagoda outside the 3rd section.
Then went up these stairs.
A nice pot of oranges at the edge.
We finished the prayers rather quick this time as there were not mass gathering of people together and I went to the donation box and saw this before I decided to use PayNow to make a donation.
Then I went to the toilet which was after this bonsai plants.
📷ICYMI, here is a video of the bonsai plants I shared in a previous post: