Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2008/03/09

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Subject: [Leica] IMG: Rat Temple
From: images at (Tina Manley)
Date: Sun Mar 9 17:20:07 2008
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At 07:11 PM 3/9/2008, you wrote:
>Hi Tina,
>Interesting photo to say the least. Sorry dear but when I opened it I near
>threw up at all the rats! Let alone the people standing, kneeling & praying!
>AAAAccccckkkkkkk! Rats!

Thanks, Ted -

Well, they told me that one of the amazing things about this rat 
temple was there was absolutely no smell of rats whatsoever and that 
the number of rats remained the same all the time in spite of natural 
births and deaths. ;-)

It really and truly did not smell like what I thought it would.  (I 
was holding my breath most of the time) but we did have to take off 
our shoes and walk in sock feet (those socks have been 
incinerated)  BUT most of the devout were walking barefoot so the 
rats could climb on their feet.  It's considered even better if you 
get rat saliva on you and I do have photos of a mother smearing rat 
saliva on her child's face, but, unless you knew what was going on, 
you couldn't tell from the photo :-(

What is strange to me is that whenever I work on these photos, I 
smell rats!!  Amazing what the power of suggestion can do.  I'm 
almost finished with the rat temple, thank goodness.  My appetite has 
been off for a couple of days!!


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