Today, Su-apa kindly took me to see the Grand Palace. Inside the confines of the palace is a Buddhist temple. It is the only temple in Bangkok that does not house monks. This building houses the sacred Buddhist texts. The building next door houses the ashes of Thailand's past kings. Both buildings are covered in gold leaf and each color has significance. It was breathtaking!
In the building surrounding the temple, there is a large painting that tells one of the stories about the Thai kings. It surrounds the entire temple complex and is huge. It is also decorated with gold leaf and the picture above doesn't do it justice. The story panels are located just behind this painting.
Looking at two of the temple buildings from the shade of the story building.
My co-worker and I turned down a side street in Bangkok and found this lovely outdoor restaurant. His friend, Linny, joined us as well. It was a quiet little area and the food, conversation, and atmosphere was fabulous! Linny is a sweetheart and I will visit with her the next time I go. I just wish it was a bit cooler. The best bit? Three people ate a 6 course extremely fresh meal for the equivalent of about £3.
This is a gollywog. It is, well, rather wrong. My MIL wanted one, so, the husband found it in a second hand shop. I just can't get over how wrong it is on so many levels. In the states, you wouldn't have seem something like this in nearly 40 or more years.
This is the photographic life of a Southern girl who decided to become a New Englander and then decided to move to England. She now dwells in a gloriously beautiful country with her fantastic husband and three fantastic dogs. She dreams of owning an old stone cottage with a garden path, ivy running up the walls, and a large garden. There are many schemes underway in order to make this dream a reality.
She has a somewhat unhealthy obsession with medieval history, art, books of any kind, travel, and photography; however, her family and friends humor her in her many whims and thus this photo blog exists.
Join her for a journey into her world. At times it is exciting, but, it can also be mundane. However, she believes in finding beauty in the mundane.