BuddhaWednesday, March 18, 2015
This, at Jungle Gardens on Avery Island, Louisiana. Magic.
The gardens were developed by Edward Avery 'Ned' McIlhenny, the son of the inventor of Tabasco sauce. The Tabasco factory (and store) are here in the area, but you'd never know it once you've entered the gardens:
This building was constructed to house a buddha that is ~1000 years old. Legend has it that it had been shipped to a NYC warehouse in the 1920s by a Chinese warlord, and had sat unclaimed until 1936 when two of Ned's friends bought it and sent it to him as a surprise.