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Buddhapadipa Temple & St Mary's Church & Garden Hall (London Open House Saturday) [Sep. 21st, 2016|05:49 pm]
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Saturday 17 September : London Open House (Merton /Wandsworth)Buddhapadipa Temple & St Mary's Church & Garden Hall

What I love with open house is discovering new section of London. On Saturday we mostly explored around the Wimbledon/Wandsworth area.
Our journey started in Wimbledon park (what a lovely residential area) passed a lovely Artesian Well (1798) later converted into a house (1975). Our first visit was St Mary's Church & Garden Hall , a Grade II listed church by Gilbert Scott. A very lovely ceiling but not so sure about the modern Riba winning Garden Hall, just a glass box to me. The graveyard had a fantastic pyramid monument.






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lovely houses
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entry to St Mary Church


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love that grave
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the garden hall
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The  Buddhapadipa Temple , OMG I think the highlight of this year open house. I was expecting a  nice shiny Buddhist Theravada Temple instead I got that, and some unexpected modern additions (Built in 1982) Some sections would make most beautiful album covers, most surreal are the nuclear missile amongst the demons and  a two-headed robotic Gaddafi,  there’s a punk in heaven and Vincent Van Gogh upside down and even a the Mona Lisa. Hell looks like it was design by Giger…add to this all the beautiful buddhas, gilded decors, classical murals , monk quarters, tranquil lake and zen gardens it was just one of the most surprising visit .
http://www.watbuddhapadipa.org/


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looks normal outside
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whoaa
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then you start to notice
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mona
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rockets and gaddafi
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hell!!!
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punks
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van gogh
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love those so modern in many ways
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even her
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loved the light switch..must do it at home
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the eyes above entry door
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those so fab abstract gory
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alf!!!!
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what a mixture
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zen garden
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where the monks live
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