Sunday Spirit Houses
April 4th, 2021
To those who are celebrating, Happy Easter!
Today I’m sharing a handful of photos of spirit houses. Primarily found in Asia, spirit houses come in many forms, large and small. Often shaped like a house and always placed in an auspicious location, a spirit house is a place to make offerings and appease the spirit of a business or residence. Offerings may be oranges, pineapples, steam cakes, sticks of incense, flower garlands, candles, peacock feathers or something related to the business the spirit is protecting.
Coming across a spirit house is always a pleasant surprise. Each one is a colorful thing of beauty and symbol of divine belief.
Post of the Day: Adding a bit of light to the darkness as we get through the pandemic together. This series features travel photos from my archives, shared with you while staying close to home.
It is a little more cumbersome than the crucifixes found in homes in Christian countries.
Yes, a bit larger and more elaborate.
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Now here’s a place I’ve actually visited: the Jim Thompson house. And oh, that retail shop filled with scarves, table linens, and little items to take back home to friends — which I did! What a lovely place — and in a world-famous city!