28 January 2010

Seen in Hong Kong # 12: Painted Stones (Ma Wan Park)



Josh attended a birthday party at Ma Wan Park last Saturday. If it wasn’t for the birthday party, we wouldn’t even have known that Ma Wan Park existed. I always lament the lack of good parks in Hong Kong. Now I’m thinking that maybe I just haven’t gone out of my way to really explore!

Scattered all over the park, nestled among its many attractions are big painted stones. They are usually found in pairs: One with just a drawing and the other with a quote –about love.


Here is one with a quote from John Lennon.DSC05616
This pair of stones features a quote from Jean de la Fontaine, the famous French fabulist.
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The love we give away is the only love we keep. ~ Elbert Hubbard
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Here are more..
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23 COMMENTS:

Stacie said...

Wow that would be neat to come across. I love the quotes and the pictures.

LPC said...

How wonderful for children. Like an Easter egg hunt.

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

Those are amazing! Were there quite a few of them? I would love to have a few of them for my flower garden here. Maybe I should get to painting?

Yelena R. said...

These are really beautiful!

Nezzy said...

How cool is that! It's a great idea for my cottage garden. I'm always looking for interesting (but tasteful) things to tuck in it. Thanks for sharing this, they are awesome!!!

Ya'll have a great day basking in your blessings!!!

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Beautiful rocks and quotes.

*Jess* said...

those are just beautiful!

Kimberly said...

What an interesting idea! So lovely and unusual. (And I somehow missed that you live in Hong Kong!)

Sarah said...

So beautiful! That park also looks so lovely, luch and green! Sounds like you guys had a wonderful time.

Keyona said...

How cool are those! I especially like the last one!

Saranne said...

Just lovely! What a wonderful surprise to come upon! OX

Wanda said...

These are so cool. You should print them out, frame them and line a hallway with them. They're so encouraging.

Thanks for sharing them.

melodyofamom said...

THose are so beautiful! Something like that would be really pretty in a home garden.

Helene said...

Those are beautiful and so creative! I love the last one of the mother and her baby!

Alicia said...

Those are really cool!! Great pictures!

Lindy said...

That one with the heart not painted in the middle and the tie-dye effect all over the rest of it is awesome.

Mommy24cs said...

What a neat park! I love all the stones and the sayings are beautiful.

golonghorns said...

Wow, I would love to have those in my yard! Austin,TX needs something like this on our lake austin jogging path!

Genny said...

My duaghter loves to paint rocks. Too fun!

laura said...

what great little inspiration to happen upon in a park. and a wonderful way to share love with everyone! cool!

somebodyneedsanap said...

Those are wonderful!!!

and BTW, on the Sham-Wow from Aunt Lolo's blog, you could ask someone from the US/Canada to ship you some (or umm...bring some to you on a trip to China/Hong Kong that might be coming up in oh June). ;)

Michelle said...

What a great find. Kind of makes me want to do the same thing in my own yard.

Linda @ My Trendy Tykes said...

These are so neat!

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