Wordless Wednesday—The Byodo-in Temple, Kaneohe, Hawaii

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Comments (14)

Linda Bourgault
lulugraphix-creative photography & fine art - Flower Mound, TX

I revisited The Byodo-in Temple during my latest trip to Hawaii. It was a rainy, overcast day which seemed to enhance the peace and tranquility of the temple and it's surrounding garden and koi ponds. I hope you'll visit the next time you are in Hawaii (Island of Oahu).

The Byodo-In Temple situated at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park was established on June 7, 1968 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the first Japanese immigrants to Hawaii. The Byodo-In is a replica of the 950 year-old Buddhist temple in Japan, which was converted from a villa in the year 1053. Byodo-in Temple means Temple of Equality.

It is a lovely place to visit and provides tranquility away from the frenzied world in Honolulu. The koi, fish, in the pond, have been digitally enhanced for artistic purposes.

Jul 08, 2009 12:58 AM
Charlie Ragonesi
AllMountainRealty.com - Big Canoe, GA
Homes - Big Canoe, Jasper, North Georgia Pros

This is one of the lovely places on this earth. Thank you so much for the post and the video it was a great enjoyment

Jul 08, 2009 01:09 AM
Linda Bourgault
lulugraphix-creative photography & fine art - Flower Mound, TX

Hi Charlie—I'm so glad you enjoyed it. I've been drawn to this place many times, but wasn't able to photograph it the way I wanted until this last time and I still didn't do it justice.

Jul 08, 2009 01:26 AM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Howdy SIS-This is gorgeous. Looks to me like you had a wonderful time. Missed ya and glad you are back. <SMILE>

Jul 08, 2009 01:35 AM
Larry Bettag
Cherry Creek Mortgage Illinois Residential Mortgage License LMB #0005759 Cherry Creek Mortgage NMLS #: 3001 - Saint Charles, IL
Vice-President of National Production
Never heard or seen it. Very cool though.
Jul 08, 2009 01:40 AM
Carol Smith
Casmi Photography - Mebane, NC

Linda - that was absolutely beautiful!  Thank you so much for sharing.  When we were kids this was called armchair traveling.  Back then it was done with words and imagination ... now it's so much better.  Thanks again!

Jul 08, 2009 01:48 AM
Linda Bourgault
lulugraphix-creative photography & fine art - Flower Mound, TX

Hey Lil' Sistah—It's wonderful to see your smile again! It was a grand trip which I'll be sharing as time goes by... it's good to be back. I hope you have stayed out of trouble while I was away.

Hi Larry—Thanks for stopping by to visit... glad you liked it!

Hi Carol—Thank you so much!  It's good to know you enjoyed it. Armchair traveling has changed over the years, but I enjoy it no matter what form it takes. Have a great week.

Jul 08, 2009 01:54 AM
Charles McDonald®
Charlottesville Solutions - Charlottesville, VA
REALTOR®, Principal Broker®, Owner

Now that is a place I would love to visit. Thanks for sharing

your friend in Charlottesville Virginia!

Jul 08, 2009 02:00 AM
Linda Bourgault
lulugraphix-creative photography & fine art - Flower Mound, TX

Hi Charles—The Island of Oahu is filled with treasures such as this one... hope you can visit one day to enjoyi it! Thanks for visiting and have a great week!

Jul 08, 2009 02:41 AM
Debi Boucher
Real Estate Showcase Photography - Woodland Park, CO
"Realtor Showcase" - Real Estate Photography/Virtual Tours

Absolutely gorgeous, Linda. What a lovely place, and I am happy you shared the history!

Debi

Jul 08, 2009 03:09 AM
Linda Bourgault
lulugraphix-creative photography & fine art - Flower Mound, TX

Hi Debi—Thank you so much. I hope your business is going well. I'll be visiting you again because I enjoy looking at your great photos. Have a great week!

Jul 08, 2009 03:11 AM
Ann Allen Hoover
RE/MAX Advantage South - Hoover, AL
CDPE SRES ASP e-PRO Realtor - Homes for Sale - AL

I hope I can plan a trip to Hawaii sometime soon......there are so many wonderful places like this that I didn't get to see my last trip.  I love your presentation!

Jul 08, 2009 03:26 AM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

HA HA SISTAH-I never stay out of trouble. <SMILE>

Jul 08, 2009 04:44 PM
Linda Bourgault
lulugraphix-creative photography & fine art - Flower Mound, TX

Hi Ann—I hope you get back to Hawaii soon too. There is so much to do... I usually do fewer things when I travel in order to maximize the experience. Hawaii is a place that offers so much culturally, yet beckons rest and relaxation... the best of both worlds as far as I'm concerned. Thank you and have a wonderful weekend!

Hey Lil' Sistah—I know that laugh enywhere... I knew you wouldn't diappoint <GRIN> Later, Gator

Jul 10, 2009 02:53 AM