Common names Billygoat Weed, Chick Weed, Goat Weed, Whiteweed
Despite the heat of the mid afternoon soon, it feels cool when walking along this corridor.
I'm really curious what were the favourite food items dished out from this ancient oven during those days.
See the dome shaped top?
Peeping out from the top right corner is the outline of a Coral Bean Tree.
Purple Coral Tree, Gallito, Bois Immortelle, Bucayo, Bucare, Coral Bean Tree
Origin: Tropical Asia
This is a native tree of Malaysia.
Myths and Beliefs (extract from Wikipedia) - Respect the Banyan Tree!
1. In Hinduism, the leaf of the banyan tree is said to be the resting place for the god Krishna.
2. The Lam Tsuen Wishing Trees (林村許願樹) are banyan, and are a popular shrine in Hong Kong. They are located near the Tin Hau Temple in Lam Tsuen.
3. In many stories of Philippine Mythology, the banyan, (locally known as balete or balite) is said to be home to a variety of spirits (diwata and engkanto) and demon-like creatures (among the Visayans, specifically, the dili ingon nato, meaning "those not like us"). Maligno (Evil spirits, from Spanish for 'malign') associated with it include the kapre (a giant), duwende (dwarves), and the tikbalang (a creature whose top half is a horse and whose bottom half is human).Children at a young age are taught never to point at a fully mature banyan tree for fear of offending the spirits that dwell within them, most especially when they are new to the place. Filipinos would always utter a respectful word or two to the spirits in the banyan tree when they are near one, walking near or around it to avoid any harm. Nearly every Filipino believes that provoking the spirits in a banyan tree can cause you great harm, illness, misfortune, untold suffering and death. In Guam, 'Chamorro people believe in tales of taotaomona, duendes and other spirits. Taotaomona are spirits of the ancient Chamorro that act as guardians to banyan trees.
A new tar road slithers beside the lawn and shade trees towards the castle building.
It's a mix feeling of old and new...
darkness and light...
sometimes eerie, sometimes cheery...
that I find really very intriguing!