My Vacation In Philippines - Taoist Temple Cebu City
''RODENTOBOB'' Roberto Cardenas
Cebu Taoist Temple is a Taoist temple located in Beverly Hills Subdivision of Cebu City, Philippines. The temple is built by Cebu's substantial Chinese community in 1972. With an elevation of 300 metres (980 ft) above sea level, the temple is a towering, multi-tiered, multi-hued attraction accessible by three separate winding routes.
Unlike the neighboring Phu Sian Temple, the Taoist temple is open to the worshipers and non-worshipers alike. A ritual among devotees is where one prays to the gods to grant one's wish. The ritual includes washing of hands, going inside the chapel barefoot and dropping two blocks of wood. If the blocks of wood are both face up then one could make a wish. If not then it is not yet the time for one's wish to be granted and one has to come to the temple some other time.
The temple is the center of worship for Taoism, the religion which follows the teachings of the ancient Chinese philosopher, Lao Zi. Another ritual among Taoist devotees, which is done during Wednesdays and Sundays, is the climbing of its 81 steps (representing the 81 chapters of Taoism scriptures) to light joss sticks and have their fortune read by the monks.
Some guide books and travel agencies offer trips to the temple or as a side-trip in a tour around Cebu City. But it is more popular with grade school students.
The entrance to the temple was a replica of the Great Wall of China. The temple includes a chapel, a library, a souvenir shop and a wishing well. The spacious balconies offer a scenic view of the downtown Cebu.
My Vacation - Guanajuato Mexico
GUANAJUATO LEGENDS: EL CALLEJÓN DEL BESO
The story is told that Doña Carmen was the only daughter of an obstinate and violent man, but as tends to happen, love wins out, unlucky as it might be. Doña Carmen was courted by her beau, Don Luis, in a church near the maiden's home, where first he offered her holy water with his hand. On being discovered, she was subsequently locked up, threatened with being sent to a convent, and, worst of all, with being married in Spain to a rich, old noble, a marriage which would help to restore her father's dwindling fortune.
The lovely, obedient creature and her companion, Doña Brígida, wept and prayed together. Then, before the young girl submitted to her sacrifice, they decided that Doña Brígida should take a message to Don Luis with the unfortunate news. A thousand plans occurred to the young lover, but of all of them, there was one that seemed the best. A window in Doña Carmen's home gave onto an alley so narrow that it was possible, leaning out the window to touch the wall on the other side with a hand. If he could get into the house on the other side of the alley, he would be able to talk with his beloved and, between the two of them, find a solution to their problem.
Legends of Guanajuato: El Callejón del Beso He asked who the owner of the house was and bought it for a fortune. One can only imagine Doña Carmen's surprise when stepping out onto her balcony, she found the man of her dreams so close.
When a few moments had passed since that indescribable lovers' conversation began, and the lovers were deep in thought, violent words were heard from the back of the room. It was Doña Carmen's father shouting at Brígida, who risked her life trying to prevent her master from entering her lady's chambers. The father pushed Doña Carmen's protector aside with ease, and with dagger in hand,
with a single blow he plunged it into his daughter's breast.
A man jumps from his second story balcony. Think about the pain.
They are my pet birds, no cage nothing, they just come sometime on my balcony.
Leika stands in the fifth floor on the balcony, and looks down.
How does this situation please you?
Footage of a newly refurbished Balcony Stateroom aboard the Carnival Imagination. All staterooms on this ship have been upgraded as part of the Evolutions of Fun enhancements.
Policeman in balconies of gulf
4of8 Lantern Balcony - Beaufort High
My good friend, Bob Barrett, allowed me special access to the Lantern Balcony of Saint Helana's Episcopal Church -- the highest point in Beaufort, South Carolina.
True file clip showing a guy being rescued because he was parking his car between two balconies.
John's tour of the Carnival Dream ends with a glimpse at one of the new Cove Balcony Staterooms.
Daytime view from my balcony
Exclusive Orlando Bloom and Miranda Kerr video picture : Love in Balcony
This girl crashes hard from a balcony on the Oslo-Boat, when she during a concert is hit by an object thrown from one of the bandmembers.