I started the night with a walk from my car to the temple and found this eerily fascinating pole, which I wrote about in my last post -
A Dove Sign for Me...or Mike?
It was a nice summer night for a pleasant walk up the driveway to the temple and gave me a chance to snap a photo of the front gate, something I couldn't do if driving into the car-park.
There were young Scottish dancers doing a sword dance accompanied by bagpipes.
And the book I just finished
(and will be doing a post on soon)
has one of these fish containers on it's cover.
So I sat next to her and snapped photos of the service so Pete could look at them later.
Even the Brisbane Lord Mayor was there on the night
(pictured above), as well as the head police officer of the Queensland Police Force, plus a few other politicians and big shots.
This is the light that hung above me.
I just had to take a shot of it's beauty.
|Brisbane Lord Mayor, Graham Quirk.|
|The Brisbane Mayor and the Queensland Police Commissioner.|
no, not the head officer of the
Queensland Police Force (May the Force be with you?-)
I'm talking about the guy in the mask.
Then it was time to go up and receive a red packet containing a nifty little decoration and a card with some wisdom for us all to ponder throughout the year.
I also bought this little guy who to me represents the moto
"As above, so below".
I also purchased a large packet of the temple's incense sticks to burn at home, as well as a Ganesha incense holder
(that's right, a Hindu incense holder from a Buddhist temple!?)
I guess when people ask me what that smell is,
I can just point them to the elephant in the room ;-)