Weekly Photo Challenge: Face

In response to the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge:Face

Here are a few of the amazing Thai Buddha faces that i have photographed while exploring Thailand.
Buddhism in Thailand is largely of the Theravada school, which is followed by 93.6% of the population.

Cave Paintings
Faces painted on an old cave wall at Cha Am Temple Thailand
Temple Statue
Close up of a black and gold temple statue Thailand
Buddha Thailand
A worn weathered sitting Golden Buddha
Plai Laem Buddha
18 armed giant white Thai Buddha bearing gifts at Temple Plai Laem koh samui Thailand
Golden Buddha
Golden Buddha Thailand
Golden Buddha
Golden Buddha Thailand
Thai Buddha
Buddha Statue at Wat Mahathat wrapped in golden yellow silk at Ayutthaya, Thailand
Sukhothai Buddha
Buddha statue in Sukhothai Park northern Thailand Sukhothai, the capital of the first kingdom of Thailand, was laid down in the 13th and 14th century. An array of acclaimed monuments, representing the oldest Thai architectural style
Golden Buddha
A worn weathered Golden Buddha
Cave Buddha
This Buddha statue is situated in a large cave on the grounds of the Tham Khao Yoi Cave Phetchaburi, Thailand. It was the place where King Rama VI practiced meditation while he was ordained. Today, it houses many Buddha images of several sizes, especially the big reclining Buddha, and the Buddha footprint enshrined in the cave.
buddha in the jungle
3 giant golden Buddha surrounded by Thai Jungle
Three of a kind
3 weathered giant Buddha’s surrounded by Thai jungle sitting above decorative Elephants
smiling Buddha
Chinese-style, smiling Buddha built in 2004 at Plai Laem temple , Koh Samui Thailand
Tangsai Buddha
Giant Buddha at Wat Tangsai bang sapan Thailand
Thai Statues
Rustic figurines, and statues, set amongst the overgrown flora at Ao Noi Temple Prachuab kiri khan Thailand
Buddha Head in Tree
Buddha Head in Tree Roots, Wat Mahathat, Ayutthaya, Thailand
Buddha Head in Tree
Stone Buddha Head in Banyan Tree Roots at Wat Mahathat, Ayutthaya, Thailand

 

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Weekly Photo Challenge: One Love

In response to the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge: One Love

Bob Marley – One Love Lyrics

One love, one heart
Let’s get together and feel all right
Hear the children crying (One love)
Hear the children crying (One heart)
Sayin’, “Give thanks and praise to the Lord and I will feel all right.
Sayin’, “Let’s get together and feel all right.”
Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa

etc

I thought for this theme I’d stop at the give thanks.

While i was living in Thailand and visiting the many wonderful Temples, i was astonished at the amount of Thais showing their never ending love for Buddha with prays, gifts and flowers …..

Pranburi Temple
Pranburi temple near Hua Hin Thailand.
Golden Buddha Statue
Golden Buddha statue Thailand
The Lord Buddha
Big Buddha sitting 15 meters tall was built in 1972 by the local society to give visitors a place to pay respect to The Lord Buddha. This monumental landmark is placed on the islands Northern shore of Koh Samui Thailand.
Golden Buddha
Reclining golden Buddha Thailand
Tang Sai Temple
Tang Sai temple is located on Thongchai Mountain near Ban Krut in the Prachuap Khiri Khan district. A superbly developed site dedicated to the King and Queen of Thailand, very popular with Thai tourists. Tang Sai temple complex is called Pramahatart Chedi Pakdepragard. This name was chosen by the King of Thailand, His Majesty King Bhunibol Adulyadej. The construction of the Pagoda started in 1996 to honor 50 years reign of the King. The name of the temple means the cremated bone relic of the Lord Buddha and the life of the King of Thailand who is very much loved and respected by Thai people.
Rong Khun Temple
Rong Khun temple a contemporary unconventional buddhist and Hindu temple in Chiang Rai, Thailand. Construction began in 1997 cast in cement and reflective glass.
Buddha Thailand
A worn weathered sitting Golden Buddha
Sitting Buddha
Sitting Golden Buddha under canopy Thailand
Huay Mongkol Temple
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.
Sitting Buddhas
Chinese-style, smiling Buddha Plai Laem temple Koh Samui Thailand
Temple Guardian
Golden Chinese Temple guardian

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Trio

In response to the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Trio.

 

Llanrwst Bridge
3 Arches of the Pont Fawr Bridge, Llanrwst, north Wales, UK. A ford crossed the river Conwy in this vicinity long before it was bridged. The original bridge was declared unsafe in 1626 and preparations began for its replacement, In 1634 four Lancashire stonemasons were contracted to build the new bridge. The year 1636 and the royal coat of arms are shown on a plaque on the upstream side of the bridge, which is known as Pont Fawr – large bridge. The workmen who built the bridge inserted the keystones for the central arch upside down. This was not discovered until the opening day, when the arch collapsed. The central arch rises to c.18 metres above the water. The bridge features cutwaters – stonework shaped like a ship’s bow – up its full height. The river is the outlet for rainwater and meltwater from across a large area of Snowdonia one of the wettest places in Britain. The western arch was rebuilt in 1703, after the original collapsed in 1702. Since then the bridge has stood the test of countless floods and the advent of motorised road vehicles. The bridge is too narrow for vehicles to pass, and the hump-back limits forward visibility. This explains the local nickname Pont y Rhegi – bridge of swearing.

 

 

Three of a kind
3 Buddha’s surrounded by Thai jungle sitting above decorative Elephants, Hua Hin Thailand

 

Chapter House
3 windows of the chapter house interior at Valle Crucis Abbey located near Llangollen, north Wales, UK.
Victorian Soda Syphon
3 in a row, vintage soda syphons and a medicine bottle.
Three Wise Monkeys
3 wise Monkey Graffiti on The Duke of Lancaster, 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)

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Fairy Glen

Fairy Glen is a secluded gorge on the River Conwy and is located only a short distance from Beaver bridge on the outskirts of the village of Betws y Coed, north Wales, UK. The picturesque gorge is a great favourite with both photographers and artists. The wooded gorge is a protected wildlife site and has a large population of rare ferns and lichens.

Long exposure swirls at Fairy Glen, a secluded gorge and beauty spot on the Conwy River, north Wales, UK
Long exposure swirls at Fairy Glen, a secluded gorge and beauty spot on the Conwy River, north Wales, UK
Beaver Bridge River Conwy Snowdonia National Park North Wales. UK Long exposure
Beaver Bridge River Conwy Snowdonia National Park North Wales. UK
Long exposure

Fairy Glen is a great place to visit for a short walk or picnic any time of year as it stays cool in summer and sheltered in winter. Easy access paths make walking the Glen easy for everyone.

Autumnal forest path leading to the heart on a carved tree trunk
Autumnal forest path leading to the heart on a carved tree trunk

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