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The Sandringham Buddha

I will finish the week off with this picture of a statue of Buddha on a pedestal at the end of the West Terrace in the gardens at Sandringham.

I have no idea why this is there or for how long it has been there and somehow it seems to have gained a very well scratched tummy.

Have a nice weekend everyone, back on Monday.

 

 

The Sandringham Buddha

I will finish the week off with this picture of a statue of Buddha on a pedestal at the end of the West Terrace in the gardens at Sandringham.

I have no idea why this is there or for how long it has been there and somehow it seems to have gained a very well scratched tummy.

Have a nice weekend everyone, back on Monday.

 

 

comments (8)

The Queen's Buddha!
Brian Walbey: Yes indeed Chris, I presume it must be a present from one of her tours over the years. Thanks for your comment.
Everybody has a Buddha in their garden Brian. The Queen just has a bigger onetongue
Have a good weekend.
Brian Walbey: Lol. Thanks Bill, I suppose it might be considered an up-market gnome smile
Do you think that the scratches could be caused by people sitting on him wearing clothes with metal fixings, Brian?
Brian Walbey: I think the scratches come from wedding rings Chad, the ladies get very excited about this Buddha and just have to rub its tummy smile
  • Aussie
  • Brisbane
  • 26 Sep 2008, 12:20
I'm so pleased to see this. He's so grand. I took a shot from afar and commented that it looked like a buddha, but at that exact time it started to rain so we went for shelter and didn't go back past that way.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Aussie, what a shame you didn't get up close, there was another good statue nearby by of Old Father Time worth snapping as well.
I remember going to a meditation class run by the Western Buddhist Order in Glasgow. The guy who was leading it patted my already paunchy middle and said I was a potential Buddha!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ian, perhaps that is the explanation for the scratches on its tummy, people like to pat it.
Well, I'm not afraid to admit to having 3 buddhas of different sizes, sitting on my terrace among the potted geraniums. This one is gorgeous. And so is your photo of him.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Sheila, I must admit he does loom a bit "cuddly" if that is the right word.
  • Harv
  • United Kingdom
  • 27 Sep 2008, 14:34
He does look very "comfortable" in such royal surroundings. Nice photo.
Brian Walbey: Thanks harv, he sits at the end of an avenue of trees and looks as if he is master of all he can see.
  • tim
  • some were in Armley, Leeds:)
  • 28 Sep 2008, 21:22
thats some Buddha Brian and fine capture of it toosmile
Brian Walbey: Thanks Tim, any metal merchants looking for brass would make a fortune out of this.

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