April 10, 2015

If pagodas are the tombs of wise men whose bodies have become the crystal bodies of mythical clever men then the Gardens of Stone must once have been the home of many many wise men and perhaps that explains the diamond mine on top of Mt Airly.

Long Swamp Road

April 6, 2015

I never knew the peculiar stone formations that surrounded me as a child were called pagodas, as if they were buddhist temples. Buddhist literature, which says that pagodas were originally built for the purpose of preserving the remains of Sakyamuni, the founder of Buddhism. According to Buddhist scripture, when Sakyamuni’s body was cremated after his […]