Friday, August 29, 2008

鹿港看到貓-3 ;Seeing cats at LuKang -3

Michico :
Aug 26th, I came to LuKang, it's a place at middle of Taiwan. I came for shooting cats, and want to see many historic spots. You can see the 1st and 2nd chaps. Adan and Lego will be back tomorrow, I know you all miss them, hee hee hee~
Continue the 2nd chap, I went to the LungShan Temple, it builded at 1786 year, very old. If you go to Lukang, you have to go 2 temples, one is LungShan Temple. Another one is Tienhou Temple.
You can click bigger the upper photo. I keep the bigger photo could let you see the detail, very beautiful and old master piece!
I usually feel grateful for those historic spots keepers, they are really amazing keep these old buildings. It's very difficult to protect them from the sun, wind and rain!
Every details are full of tasteful.
This roof eaves you can see the top has head with open mouth, when the rain comes the water could drain by there and to the right, the fairy's dress. It will make the waterfall at Fairy's dress will become a beautiful view, you can imagine it by yourself.
這個門神,也是廟方工作人員跟我搭訕之後,特別幫我關上門讓我拍站在一起的門神,這番好意怎麼能夠不拍咧,拍拍拍。真的很感謝廟方!!! 我超喜歡鹿港的龍山寺的,挖哈哈。隔壁做節目的一群人都沒有這種好福利。
This is door-god, usually the door can't be closed, but the worker at temple close the door for me to shoot, I didn't ask them to, they just close special for me to shoot, I am so thankful!
And there are many god-carved statues.
Every statues are beautiful, And by the time I shoot....
There is a tabby coming!
Little tabby, hey, you are the most fattest cats I have ever seen at LuKang, but you still thinner than Adan.
I wonder what he wants to do.
The tabby stands up...
And drinks water!!
I shoot from farer place, the cat in temple, how good is that!
After drinking water, he is gone, the floor is hot, I think he is finding a cooler spot for nap.
And I am going to find another temple TienHou temple and into an alley, and again...
Very close to noon, this cat is sleeping.
這條摸乳巷非常有名,為何叫做摸乳巷,其實這個本身是一條消防巷,由於寬度70cm只能走一個大人,兩個人就一定會擠在一塊過不去。所以如果在古時,一男一女剛好要路過,就會有護乳巷或是君子巷之稱。我走進去其實也跟很多人擦身而過,還好啦,根本碰不到XD~~ 來讓大家體會一下窄不窄:
This alley calls "touch-breast lane" why? Because it's very narrow, only 70cm. At very old century when the people are very conservative. If 1 man and 1 woman needs to accross this lane, they must touch to each other, so some say this alley "protect-breast lane" or "touch-breast land" Actually it's a fire lane. Let's see how narrow it is:
終於,到達天后宮,這個比龍山寺的歷史還悠久,不過比較華麗~! 可能跟建造材質還有香油錢多寡有關係。(我猜想拉)
Finally I went to TienHou Temple, this is even older than the last one, it build at 1683 year.
It's noon now, extremely hot!
You can see there are many people here, it's very famous and efficacious. You can wish & pray many things here.
這裡是全台灣最早的媽祖廟,一定最靈拉!! 進來進來!!!
You have to pray something here, it will be come true. So I came here with my family all healthy, and wish Adan's eyes and body all good and so is Lego.
Every corner is beautiful.
I come here with my sincerest heart!
Too beautiful!
I am so glad can be here!
See there is a very familiar shape?
Yes, a very beautiful ginger!
Ginger: Hey everyone, I wish you all like LuKang, if you come to Taiwan, ask Michico bring you all here to see me!


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(angel) Grrreta and Fam said...

Very interesting! Beautiful buildings and adorable cats

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Lux said...

You find cats wherever you go, Michico! :)

LuKang is such a lovely place!

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Tama-Chan, Gen-Chan, Vidock, Violette, Ollie, Hotesse & Heloise said...

Thanks for the great photos! It's really a beautiful place, and with some great-looking kitties!

Gattina said...

This is very very beautiful ! especially to my European eyes ! these temples are so gorgeous ! and even kitties live there and they are not skinny at all ! I wish I could see all that too !

Anonymous said...

We doez miss Adan and Lego but WOW are they some beautiful places, it's very crazy, Momma loves old buildings!! And boy did they take some pride in their work back then, they are amazing, all the detail...ahhh thank you for sharing your trip with us :))
Make sure you drink lots of water too! Like the smart kitty in the Temple ;)

MaoMao said...

Oh wowie wow! Thankies fur sharin those beautiful pickshures. Such gorgeous buildings and kolurs and arckiteckture! And what adorabble kitties!

Kittyhugs and purrs from MaoMao!

Grahamn Kracker said...

I like the temple cats. They all look quite pious and holy. Now you, like me, are a shooter of cats that you meet along the way.

Isis said...

Wow, you certainly have had a lovely holiday seeing lots of purrty cats and places!


I feel like I was there with you! How beautiful!!!

Purrs Abby

Chrissie said...

What gorgeous buildings, Michico! Such color and detail still present after so many years is wonderful. And the cats are very beautiful, too!

LZ said...

What amazing sights! Those temples are just astoundingly beautiful. That photo of the cat at the temple is lovely.


PB 'n J said...

What beautiful pictures Michico!

Boy said...

That wooks wike a weawwy cool howiday you had!

Rosemary B❤️ said...

Oh how beautiful those old temples and buildings have so many stories to tell. Absolutely lovely photographs, wow
I love the kitties. They look happy and healthy too, certainly they are loved and cared for by such a special place.
thank you for sharing your adventure with us!


Rosemary B❤️ said...

ps: I am also purring for Adan's eyes.
If the high pressure continues he should get off all steroids and perhaps a few days on glaucoma meds to get the pressure down

Get better Adan-dan

Sunny's Mommy said...

Very nice pictures!

Anonymous said...

What an ancient place, Michico! Lovely!

Shaggy and Scout said...

We wonder if the fat tabby might be pregnant?
The white kitty you showed us has a sleepy face. He says: Don't interrupt my nap!
And the ginger! What a handsome fellow!!!
Now......bring back Lego & Adan!!!!

Team Tabby said...

Thanks for showing us pictures of beautiful LuKang, we enjoyed them. We especially like your pictures of the cats of LuKang, wonderful.

Mindy & Moe

Mickey's Musings said...

Oh such lovely cats!!!
I am enjoying this tour so much!!
The Temples are awesome!!!!!!
Purrs Mickey

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