Stone wall

The moment one gives close attention to anything, even a blade of grass,
it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself.
– Henry miller

The Laughing Buddha

Budai(in Chinese) is often depicted as having the appearance of an amply proportioned bald man wearing a robe and wearing or otherwise carrying prayer beads. He carries his few possessions in a cloth sack, being poor but content.

His figure appears throughout Chinese culture as a representation of contentment. His image graces many temples, restaurants, amulets, and businesses. I am sure many Indian homes also possess it for the same reason 🙂

Amongst Westerners new to Buddhism, Budai is often confused with the historical Buddha, Siddhartha Gautama. However, the two are visually very distinct. Gautama is commonly depicted as being tall and slender in appearance (although since no images of him from his lifetime exist, this depiction of him is unverifiable and possibly idealized); Budai is short and overweight. (Buddha means “one who has achieved a state of perfect enlightenment” and there are several people who have been given the title.)#Source

Egy Utcatábla

Utca in Magyar nyelv means street. Among the enchanting castles and cathedrals, the tall and angelic maidens, the mysterious walkways of Pest and the sparkling waters of the Danube, a lonely promenader may chance to notice a street sign, bolted to a brick wall. For even a street sign can be composed to radiate the glory of the land.

Shot in Budapest, Hungary on a warm afternoon in April 2009.