Monday, September 17, 2012

Spun sugar, like a puzzle and green

- My Saturday morning walk in Lilburn (Georgia) park was over and I impulsively pulled over to snap a photo of the nearby Hindu temple on the way home.  I always think it looks as if it were made of spun sugar.     Much better photos can be seen here.  Oddly - it shares the block with a Walgreens Drug store - I was standing in its parking lot here.

- My Sunday School class was studying world religions and took a Sunday afternoon tour a few years ago.  Gracious tour guides told us of the volunteers who carved 34,000 individual pieces to be shipped to the USA and assembled in Lilburn "like a giant 3-D puzzle."  

- Looking up on Sunday morning to see a plant trickling down from my upstairs neighbor's back porch.  See it there?  It was wonderfully cool and a perfect time for a peaceful hour of reading.  I hope your weekend was good, too.


happygirl said...

I love that you found an hour to read. Amazing architecture and a great story to go with it.

Louvregirl said...

Honestly, it does look like a wedding cake made of creamy sugar or something! What a beautiful temple; so 'unlike' our Western architecture though!

Hope your weekend was groovy as well, Lynn!
lg :-)

Chatty Crone said...

I've never seen that before. It looks HUGE Lynn.

Glad you had a good weekend.

Riot Kitty said...

I love that spun sugar really does look like that.

Cloudia said...

Georgia is a dynamic place!

Wishing You a happy week,
with Aloha from Honolulu
Comfort Spiral

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Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Lynn .. if we look more closely at things around we do see so much more - and then learn where the fabricated parts came from ... always astonishes me, especially with all the workmanship involved ..

Spun sugar ... there's words we used here in the 1800s - barley sugar carving I think was one of them ..

Great thought though - as I go to London I shall look for some spun sugar!! Cheers Hilary

Snaggle Tooth said...

Nice looking Temple grounds n fence they have there- Are the Hindus the ones who worship cows as re-incarnated human soul beings?
I designed (not built) a large, 3D exhibit in college once, based on space n time. would be fun to build a huge puzzle like that.
Nifty planter, just wonder why they didn't keep it upstairs. Oh well, freebie green is always good!

Elephant's Child said...

What an incredible building. I thought of Royal Icing or Marzipan. They are such fascinating buildings always.
I am glad that you found time to read, and loved the plant trickling down. Thank you.

Granny Annie said...

Are you talking about Georgia in these United States of America?? For some reason that seems almost as astonishing as the beautiful temple itself.

I thought your blog said you saw the neighbors "paint" trickling down and not "plant" so it took me a good bit of searching the picture or the paint until I went back and read more carefully.

Lynn said...

happygirl -

Thank you - I have my urban book club meeting tomorrow night, so I am plowing through a novel translated from Russian. It's delightful.

lg -

It makes me think of that white birthday cake icing from bakery cakes I loved so much as a child. :)

It was groovy and I hope yours was, too.

Sandie -

It is huge. The inside is as magnificent as the outside.

Lynn said...

Riot Kitty -

You should see it all lit up at night - it's so beautiful.

Cloudia -

It is - I like to think so.

Hilary -

So much beautiful architecture where you live - plenty of buildings like that, I'll bet.

Lynn said...

Snaggle -

It wasn't fenced in for the longest time, but I imagine some hoodlums might have been by with graffiti. I hope not, but that fence did go up all of a sudden. Not sure about the cows - they didn't go into that at the tour.

I was talking about the trail down plant above the planter. It makes me think of my header art. :)

The Elephant's Child -

It's the largest one in the US, I think. There was a wonderful parade to celebrate it, complete with decorated elephants and such, going down that rather nondescript highway next to the temple.

Granny Annie -

I guess it might seem astonishing, but not to me. There is also a Muslim mosque in midtown Atlanta. Atlanta is so multi-cultural these days. Someone should make a TV show about that instead of that Honey Boo Boo family. :)

Ileana said...

Beautiful temple...and next to a Walgreen's, no less. What were they thinking? lol

Lovely plant and a relaxing view for a quiet and relaxing Sunday reading day.

Lynn said...

Scarlet -

I guess Walgreens wouldn't budge. :)

Mama Zen said...

I love the light in that last picture!

Fireblossom said...

it *does* look like some kind of sugar castle.

Lynn said...

Mama Zen -

Weekend morning light. :)

FB -

I know - like a giant birthday cake.

Jannie Funster said...

Lovely plant trickling, Lynn. And yours is nice too, pretty capture on the light.

That temple is AWESOME, I'd love to check it out. Hindus got it going on, I think. All about peace and balance.

love you!