Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Buddhist Christmas Tree
The sycamores in Civic Center Plaza received their severe annual pruning this weekend for winter, even though the weather has been bizarrely warm lately.
The three-headed, six-armed Buddha sculpture by Shanghai artist Zhang Huan continues to dominate the plaza...
...although a "holiday tree" was installed on Monday at the end other end of the dirt square.
Though everyone official is going out of their way to identify both the sculpture and the tree as secular symbols, let's get serious. The Buddha now has its own Christmas tree, and why not?