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Posted by
Stu (From Scotland | Working in Kyoto, Japan) on 30 August 2018 in Miscellaneous and Portfolio.

Post number three in the Hong Kong series.

The Man Mo Temple is a picturesque tribute to the God of Literature (Man) and the God of War (Mo), both of whom were worshipped by ambitious students looking to succeed in the civil examinations of Imperial China. These involved rigorous systems aimed at finding the best administrative officials for the state.
Built in 1847, this remains the largest Man Mo temple in Hong Kong. To pause for a moment’s respite under its giant hanging incense coils makes for a pleasant contrast with the hectic pace of the nearby financial district.

FUJIFILM X100S 1/40 second F/2.0 ISO 320 23 mm

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Luca Bobbiesi from Milano, Italy

wow great shot my friend!

30 Aug 2018 12:56pm

@Luca Bobbiesi: Thanks Luca!

Existence Artistique from Angers, France

belle lumière

30 Aug 2018 5:55pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A gorgeous image! I really enjoy this place.

30 Aug 2018 11:14pm