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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. 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.
steps leading to Big Buddha, Koh Samui Thailand
Buddha statue and Turtle at Wat Tham Khao Tao a large temple in the village of Khao Tao, Hua Hin Thailand.
Anglican parish church located in the city of Bristol, Constructed from the 12th to the 15th centuries, the church is a Grade 1 listed building, St Mary’s is renowned for the beauty of its Gothic architecture, having been described by Queen Elizabeth I as “the fairest, goodliest, and most famous parish church in England.
Many visitors describe this thirteenth century Cathedral as a Hidden Gem, reputed to be the smallest ancient cathedral in Great Britain, even better with a lovely Christmas tree
An Anglican parish church located in Bristol, constructed from the 12th to the 15th centuries, the church is a Grade 1 listed building, St Mary is renowned for the beauty of its Gothic architecture, having been described by Queen Elizabeth I as the fairest, goodliest, and most famous parish church in England.
a Hidden Gem
Cefn stone Font, with a carved septagonal pyramidal cover, dated 1877 in a lovely welsh church
built in 1887 to replace the original St Mary’s On-the-Hill, England
in the historic market town of Ruthin is the only Pentonville-style prison now open to the public in the UK. Its high walls, clean lines and superior ventilation system epitomise the style of Pentonville – but its dark cells and harsh regimes in Victorian times were far from grand. From 1654 to 1916, thousands of prisoners – men, women and children, innocent and guilty – passed through its gates
room full of victorian weapons in the old mansion
San Agustin Church is a Roman Catholic church located inside the historic walled city of Intramuros in Manila. Originally known as inglesia de San Pablo, founded in 1571 is the oldest stone church (built in 1589) in the Philippines. It is a administered by the Order of Saint Agustine (Augustinian Friars). Since the time of its foundation, the devotion to Nuestra Senora dela Consolacion y Cirrea is celebrated every Saturday.In this Church – tomb of El Adelentado Miguel Lopez de Legaspi Founder of the City of Manila is located in the eastermost chapel of the transept. Terms for the American occupation of Manila was signed in the sacristy and First Plenary Council of the Philippines in 1953 was held in the Choirloft. In 1993, San Agustin Church was one of four Philippine churches constructed during the Spanish colonial period to be designated as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, under the collective title Baroque Churches of the Philippines. It was named a National Historical Landmark by the Philippine government in 1976
The oldest stone church in the Philippines San Agustin Church is a Roman Catholic church located inside the historic walled city of Intramuros in Manila. Originally known as inglesia de San Pablo, founded in 1571 is the oldest stone church (built in 1589) in the Philippines. It is a administered by the Order of Saint Agustine (Augustinian Friars). Since the time of its foundation, the devotion to Nuestra Senora dela Consolacion y Cirrea is celebrated every Saturday.In this Church – tomb of El Adelentado Miguel Lopez de Legaspi Founder of the City of Manila is located in the eastermost chapel of the transept. Terms for the American occupation of Manila was signed in the sacristy and First Plenary Council of the Philippines in 1953 was held in the Choirloft. In 1993, San Agustin Church was one of four Philippine churches constructed during the Spanish colonial period to be designated as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, under the collective title Baroque Churches of the Philippines. It was named a National Historical Landmark by the Philippine government in 1976
Wat Phuttanimit Phra Saiyat, Sahatsakhan District, Sahatsakhan, Thailand
The Pumping Engine House at Dorothea Slate Quarry, Talysarn, Nantlle Valley, north Wales, UK. The Dorothea Quarry specialised in the production of blue and purple slates, mostly for roofing. Slate is a metamorphosed shale and that in Snowdonia is of Ordovician age. The quarry officially opened in 1829 though illegal quarrying in and around Nantlle had been active throughout the eighteenth century. Further investment was made in 1835 but production did not really get underway until the building boom of the latter nineteenth century. The Dorothea Quarry is five hundred feet deep and the last four hundred are in water. Around 1900 the company experimented with electric pumps to keep the quarry dewatered but was dissatisfied with them. Accordingly, in 1906 they installed a Cornish engine by Holman Brothers of Camborne, said to be the last ever built. The engine pumped ten gallons per second from five hundred feet working in a shaft of 465 feet depth. Its two coal-fired Lancashire boilers fed steam to a sixty-inch diameter single cylinder that rocked a cast-steel beam of twenty-three tons. The engine worked until 1951 when it was replaced by a sixty horse-power electric pump. It did brief duty in 1956. The engine and its house remain intact though the pump assembly has decayed and the boilers have been vandalised by copper thieves. The quarry closed in 1970
scene of abandonment, Graffiti in the ancient british mansion stairway
St Twrogs Church is located in the village of Llandwrog, Gwynedd, North Wales. Llandwrog Church is a Victorian church in a Decorated Gothic style, built in 1856-60 on the site and in the footprint of, the medieval parish church. The church is notable for its complete high Victorian interior of exceptional quality. It has a Victorian octagonal stone pulpit with traceried panels and tapered shaft, the south housing the lectern, and an old wooden pulpit incorporating a fine early 16th century panel, probably of Flemish origin, depicting the Crucifixion.
Ancient Dovecote, Isle of Anglesey north Wales UK. Interior of Penmon Dovecote Built in about 1600 by Sir Richard Bulkeley showing nesting boxes for over 1,000 birds, the ladder base and corbelled stone roof
No 87 steam loco taking on water on the Welsh Highland Railway north wales UK. The South African Class NG G16 2-6-2+2-6-2 of 1937 is a South African steam locomotive from the South African Railways era. Between 1937 and 1968 the South African Railways placed thirty-four Class NG G16 Garratt articulated steam locomotives with a 2-6-2+2-6-2 Double Prairie type wheel arrangement in service on the Avontuur Railway and on the Natal narrow gauge lines.
Hurricane, Spitfire and a Lancaster Bomber over rape seed field in summer with blue sky and clouds
The C-47 Dakota was manufactured in the USA by Douglas in March 1942 and initially issued to the United States Army Air Force. In September that year the aircraft was transferred to the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) and served in Canada during World War Two. It was subsequently deployed to Europe with the RCAF until declared surplus to requirements by the Canadians in 1971. 1943 CX22S Heavy artillery tractor
Spitfire Mk. IX, serial no. EN398, JE-J Personal aircraft of W/Cdr Johnnie Johnson, commanding officer of the Kenley Wing Summer 1943 The Supermarine Spitfire is a British single-seat fighter aircraft that was used by the Royal Air Force and many other Allied countries before, during and after the Second World War. Introduced in 1938
The chestnut group is a genus (Castanea) of eight or nine species of deciduous trees and shrubs in the beech family Fagaceae, native to temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere. The name also refers to the edible nuts they produce
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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.
Faces painted on an old cave wall at Cha Am Temple Thailand
Close up of a black and gold temple statue Thailand
A worn weathered sitting Golden Buddha
18 armed giant white Thai Buddha bearing gifts at Temple Plai Laem koh samui Thailand
Golden Buddha Thailand
Golden Buddha Thailand
Buddha Statue at Wat Mahathat wrapped in golden yellow silk at Ayutthaya, Thailand
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
A worn weathered Golden 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.
3 giant golden Buddha surrounded by Thai Jungle
3 weathered giant Buddha’s surrounded by Thai jungle sitting above decorative Elephants
Chinese-style, smiling Buddha built in 2004 at Plai Laem temple , Koh Samui Thailand
Giant Buddha at Wat Tangsai bang sapan Thailand
Rustic figurines, and statues, set amongst the overgrown flora at Ao Noi Temple Prachuab kiri khan Thailand
Buddha Head in Tree Roots, Wat Mahathat, Ayutthaya, Thailand
Stone Buddha Head in Banyan Tree Roots at Wat Mahathat, Ayutthaya, Thailand
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