Buddhist monk walking through Forbidden City in Beijing, China. He is wearing a bright red toga and pork pie hat, orange sneakers and is talking on a cell phone.

Thoroughly Modern…Monk?

Challenging my prejudices and expectations.

We got a big smile out of this Buddhist monk and his companions on our trip to Beijing. We saw them several times as we wandered through the Forbidden City and again on Wangfujing Street.


In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Vivid.”

5 thoughts on “Thoroughly Modern…Monk?”

      1. Oops, I realized that they don’t show in this picture. This guy had on bright orange sneakers. I will have to try and scare up a picture that shows them.


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