The reason I came to Chiayi was that the Southern Branch of the National Palace Museum is located here. Although the Southern Branch of the National Palace Museum only opened in 2015, like the main branch in Taipei, it displays treasures from the Chinese dynasties brought over from the mainland by the Kuomintang.
As I was looking around the spacious museum, I noticed a large face of a Buddha statue. I don't know when it was made, but seeing that only the face was on display, I guessed that the rest of the body had disappeared.
The Buddha statue was illuminated by a light and had a calm face with its eyes closed. Perhaps it was waiting for the sound of sutras to come out of nowhere. But unfortunately, this is not a temple, but a museum. The only people who gather around the Buddha statue are spectators like me, who look curiously at the meditating Buddha.
|May 2017 STILL LIFE TAIWAN|
|BUDDHA STATUE CHIAYI MUSEUM SIDE FACE|
May 15, 2017
October 27, 2021
Still Life Photography
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