Carrying salmon and ivory-colored lotus blossom offerings, the Buddhist worshippers entered the crowded courtyard in front of a small temple along Phnom Penh’s riverside. Once inside, they left their spiritual contributions.
The green, pink and white pile of offerings inside was apparently growing so vast that officials periodically tossed the decorated green coconuts and buds through an open window – landing into a receptacle outside the tiny temple.
I wondered where the spiritual buds in the growing pile would next journey having had such short-lived residency inside the temple?
As incense danced in the air, couples and families congregated along the riverside. Street-side merchants fashioned offerings. Vendors of all ages pounded the pavement selling their wares while the flags of many of the world’s nations flitted overhead…
Where in the World?
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