This is the second of four posts in the series.
We stopped at the following quote in the previous post:
The only Zen you find on the tops of mountains is the Zen you bring up there.
(Robert M. Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance)
After the strenuous task of going up the hill via cable car, it’s time for lunch.
So, yes: here’s our very helpful waitress from the aptly named Zen Noodle Cafe (a very important kind of zen nonetheless).
There’re exhibits of cable cars from all over the world. This is from Spain.
This is from France.
My wife said they look like Ultraman heads. Which indeed they do… (wait till you see them in colour in my last post).
So, yes, we need some more food before going up those 268 steps to the Big Buddha.
My wife and I were panting (only slighty) halfway (almost) up the steps.
To encourage us, my son and daughter (bless their youthful and energetic souls!) insisted on counting those steps we’d just taken – 45, 46, 47, 48, 49 …
I must admit these are really beautiful sculptures.
Time for another obligatory Pirsig quote:
Art is the Godhead as revealed in the works of man.
(Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance)
And of course, I can’t help but do my street photography thing.
There’s an interesting blend of spirituality and tourism to the place.
I can’t help but admire Hong Kong for doing it so well.