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Worship for Safety and Good Harvest

Sheung Wo Hang Village, Hong Kong view map

Where paths enter villages, an local earth god shine is usually found.
These are sometimes just a stone or a trough of earth at the foot of a tree,
but are often more elaborate structure of brick and stone.

Local earth God is worshiped by villagers and farmers
for their safety and good harvest.

Because the Chinese believe tree is the real home of the deity,
the shine is often built near a tree.

Posted on 5 April 2009
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ac18-Apr-2009 17:29
Textures, colors and sharpness !
Chris Spracklen07-Apr-2009 17:18
Fascination information and high quality photography, CM.
Your trademark combination, my friend. (V)
Guest 06-Apr-2009 10:37
Wonderful tradition and image with a beautiful setting, CM!
shatterbug06-Apr-2009 07:16
I like the angle you chose, and the exposure is terrific!
an nguyen05-Apr-2009 20:42
One can feel the old world charm...
TuTmin05-Apr-2009 20:15
what a proper place for worshiping !
bill friedlander05-Apr-2009 16:35
The builders of these shrines seem to have taken great care and devotion in their work. V
endre novak05-Apr-2009 16:04
nice place, well shown.
Peter Stahl05-Apr-2009 15:13
Good info and a excellent composition. :-)
Walter Otto Koenig05-Apr-2009 14:25
Nice composition of this shrine and a wonderful atmosphere with this lighting and colors. Fascinating information too. "V"
DL 05-Apr-2009 13:31
Good shot! Thanks for the info.
2004 05-Apr-2009 12:14
Excellent shot !
monil05-Apr-2009 11:25
Thank for informations.
Beautiful this picture.