Monday, August 01, 2005

The demons that protect the "Emerald Buddha". The Buddha has different gold outfits depending on the season, and there are signs in the viewing area to tell you not to point your feet at him. This is rather unclear - as is the Lonely Planet when it says the same thing - what part of your foot is the "point"? Posted by Picasa


Anonymous said...

Given that when you walk forward your toes are pointing forward, I would think that they are the point?? Seems logical I think!

melt said...

a-ha, it does seem logical, no?
but in fact it's the bottom of your feet, the lowest and therefore least holy part of the body.

herein lies the confusion, and many a duck-like waddle.