In response to the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge:
“This week, share an image of partners. A pair, a trio, a sextet; people, buildings, plants — whatever you choose to shoot, give us subjects that are in tune with one another.”
Together Forever – Sala Kaeo Ku or Wat Khaek nong khai Thailand
Traditional welcome sign, sculpture for Sawasdee welcome of thailand
Thai sculpture for Sawasdee welcome of thailand
Rustic figurines, and statues, set amongst the overgrown flora at Ao Noi Temple Prachuab kiri khan Thailand
The temple was built on the donation of villagers who had faith in Abbot Uttama. It is the shrine of Mon’s pride and the most important temple of Sangkhlaburi. The landmark is the59-meter high replica of Chedi Buddhakhaya. The top of the Chedi contains Buddha’s relics from Sri Lanka. The shrine houses “Luang Por Khao”, a large white marble Buddha image. Near the lake is an exotic bell tower built in Mon architecture.
The dugong (Dugong dugon) is a large marine mammal which, It is the only living representative of the once-diverse family Dugongidae; its closest modern relative, Steller’s sea cow (Hydrodamalis gigas), was hunted to extinction in the 18th century. It is also the only sirenian in its range, which spans the waters of at least 37 countries throughout the Indo-Pacific These Bronze Dugongs are on the promenade at Pak Meng Thailand
Wat Huay Mongkol temple complex located some 15 kilometers west of Hua Hin, is famous for its enormous statue of one of Thailand’s most famous monks, named Luang Phor Thuad. The statue, which is about 12 meters high and 10 meters wide. On each side of the giant statue, there is a huge wooden elephant. Local people walk in circles under the belly of the elephants wishing for good luck. Luang Phor Thuad, whose name is sometimes spelled Luang Phor Thuat, lived some 400 years ago in Southern Thailand. He is now famous all over the country for the miracles that he performed. It was said that Luang Phor Thuad turned salt water into fresh, drinkable water on multiple occasions.
18 armed giant white Thai Buddha bearing gifts at Temple Plai Laem koh samui Thailand
Graffiti, photo-realistic artist have been using the Duke since August 2012 in hope of making it Europes largest open air Art Gallery. The Duke of Lancaster was a railway steamer passenger ship that operated in Europe from 1956 to 1979, and is currently beached near Mostyn Docks, on the River Dee, north-east Wales. The Lancaster was sold to Liverpool based company Empirewise Ltd, who intended her to be used as a static leisure centre and market. She arrived at her new home at Llanerch-y-Mor, near Mostyn, on 10 August 1979. The ship was brought into a permanent dock and the hull was sealed not in concrete, as is commonly thought, but surrounded by a large tonnage of sand pulled out of the Dee estuary. Known as The Fun Ship, it was also possible to visit her bridge and engine room. Conversion for use as a 300-room hotel did not appear to go beyond the preliminary planning stage. Its use as The Fun Ship was relatively short-lived and it was subsequently closed to the public because access to the ship is via a bridge under the North Wales railway line, which is too low for emergency vehicles. Over time, the vessel has become increasingly derelict. The ship was later used as a warehouse by its owners Solitaire Liverpool Ltd, a clothing company registered to the same address as Empirewise Ltd. Despite rumours that the ship would be scrapped, the company stated that they have no plans either to sell it or to restore it and its current use is uncertain. Despite having large amounts of its exterior paintwork covered in rust, the interior of the ship is in good condition. It was featured in the 2011 series of BBC2s Coast. (Wikipedia)
Feral horses in the snow at the Nant Ffrancon Pass north wales, UK
Horse drawn cart at a reconstructed Victorian town England.
Erddig Hall near Wrexham, North Wales. Built approximately 1683 once home to the Yorke family.
couple elephant treking in the thai jungle
I’d like to dedicate this post to a dear friend that we lost on the 14th June 2016 after nearly 40 years of friendship and travel. He lost is year long battle with brain cancer –
f**k you cancer!!!
Simon Hanscombe Aged 51 RIP
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