2009/04/21

A Temple in the Middle of a Road/千秋府:路中廟


April 18, 2009

千秋府原本不在路中間。因為高雄市政府取直、拓寬和平路,而需要拆遷千秋府。但一連三次的拆除行動都因工人生病或機器故障而无法進行,最後市長王玉雲親自來到千秋府擲茭,欲以道路兩旁的土地作交換,但遭拒絕,因此成了這般奇景。此廟香火鼎盛,廟會頻繁。雖位居路中,但從未聞任何意外。

This temple was not in the middle of the road. The city was planning on expanding the road, and tried to demonlish the temple. While the team follow the order of the city, the machinaries and the health of the workers the God. After three failed attempts, the mayor of the city visited the temple himself and "negotiated" with the God by throwing Jiao. Jiao is a pair of woods. After dropping Jiao on the floor, if both piece shows the same side, then the God says "no." Otherwise, the answer is "yes." When the God says "no", if both piece is upside down, then the no is said with a smile. Otherwise, a straight face. The mayor offered either side of the new road for exchange, but we know God's answer judged by today's situation. This cannot be safe for traffice, yet regardless of the frequent visits and activities, there is no accidents.








我到廟中擲茭請求允許在廟中拍照遭拒,但允許我採訪廟公講述千秋府事蹟。
I asked the God for permission for taking photos inside the temple, and was refused. However, I obtained the permission to interview the clergymen.



廟公一開始因為擔心事情敏感,不願意被採訪,但我告訴他們我已經擲過茭,取得允許,才暢所欲言。
The clergymen were reluctant to be interviewed. They considered the matter was considered sensitive. I managed to change their mind by telling them I had obtained the permission by dropping Jiao.




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