Lonely Planet, publishers of the popular travel books, chose to run one of my images on their weblog this week. The photo, Betrothals, was taken in Tainan on Christmas Eve 2005. It shows tokens left by engaged couples at the Temple of the Matchmaker God.

Each brass plate is inscribed with two names and the date of the wedding. The couples hang them in the god's line of vision with the request that he remember to them on their wedding day.

Happy Valentine's Day.


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