Weekly Photo Challenge: Serene

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

Calm, peaceful, and untroubled; tranquil

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Unusual

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

For this week’s Weekly Photo Challenge, please post a photo that is unusual in some way for you, whether it be through technique, by subject, or in some other unique way.

Unusual Thailand

Huay Mongkol Temple
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.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Transient

In response to the WordPress Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Transient – lasting only for a short time so here we have a few Sunsets

Crafnant Rocks
Crafnant lake lies in a beautiful valley in North Wales where the northern edge of the Gwydir Forest meets the lower slopes of the Carneddau mountains, many people regard the lake as one of the most beautiful spots in North Wales. Crafnant takes its name from craf, an old Welsh word for garlic, and nant, a stream or valley.

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Thursday’s Special: Eye Contact

In response to Paula’s Thursday’s Special

Elephant
Elephants have been revered in Thailand for many centuries. Famous as the strongest beasts of burden, in Thailand they were important in battle, with kings mounted on Elephants fighting the Burmese to defend Thailand on many occasions. They have also been noted for their intelligence, memory and pleasant nature. A Thai legend has it that a marriage is like an elephant– the husband is the front legs, that choose the direction, the wife the back legs, providing the power !

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Morning

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

Sad morning for Thailand with so many bombs being set off and possibly more to follow … hope it can return to the Land of Smiles

Huay Mongkol Temple
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.
Sam Roi Yot Temple
Temple in Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park
standing golden Buddha Thailand
standing golden Buddha Thailand
Just You And Me
Life at the Beach

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Narrow

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

 

Pier Flags
Nalusuan island in the Cebu Strait situated in between the Province of Bohol and Mactan Island. Philippines
Cebu Tour Boat
Narrow jetty to the Tour boat moored off the Pandanon Island found in the northern part of Bohol, Philippines
white-templeTopaz
Narrow footbridge to Rong Khun temple a contemporary unconventional buddhist and Hindu temple in Chiang Rai, Thailand. Construction began in 1997 cast in cement and reflective glass.
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Narrow footpath through the mangrove forest, Pran Buri Forest Park, Prachuap Khiri Khan, Thailand
Church of St Mary
14th century parish church of St. Mary Caerhun north Wales UK
St Patrick Arch
St Patricks Church Anglesey, the Church of Llanbadrig, on the headland near Cemaes Bay was founded during the 5th Century.
Spring Footpath
onset of Spring in a beautiful garden
Mawr Country Park
The Cefn Viaduct at the y Mawr Country Park, designed by Henry Robertson and built by Thomas Brassey in 1848 to carry the Shrewsbury and Chester Railway across the valley of the River Dee, north Wales, UK. The viaduct is 460 metres long. (1,508 feet),. 45 metres high (147 feet) and has 19 arches
Chirk Aqueduct
Chirk Aqueduct is a 70-foot high and 710-foot long navigable aqueduct that carries what is now the Llangollen Canal across the Ceiriog Valley near Chirk, on the England-Wales border. The aqueduct was designed by Thomas Telford for the Ellesmere Canal and completed in 1801
South Stack Lighthouse
South Stack lighthouse is built on Ynys Lawd, a small rocky island just off the edge of Holy Island, which itself is an island just barely separate from the main part of Anglesey, north Wales, UK. To reach it you need to descend a switchback stairway running down the cliff face, over 400 steps down and 400 back up. At the bottom a bridge carries the visitor over a chasm to the island. A height of 41 metres the South Stack Lighthouse has warned passing ships of the treacherous rocks below since its completion in 1809
Chirk Aqueduct 1801
Chirk Aqueduct is a 70-foot high and 710-foot long navigable aqueduct that carries what is now the Llangollen Canal across the Ceiriog Valley near Chirk, on the England-Wales border. The aqueduct was designed by Thomas Telford for the Ellesmere Canal and completed in 1801
Canal Path
Llangollen Canal is one of the most popular canals for holidaymakers in Britain
Stairway Graffiti
scene of abandonment, Graffiti in the ancient british mansion stairway
Follow The Path
Nant Gwrtheyrn or “the Nant” as it is often called, is a magical place located in a former quarrying village on the northern coast of the Llŷn Peninsula in North Wales, UK

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Details

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

Devil is in the detail

The Lambs
a very beautiful stained glass window from an old chapel in north wales
Welsh Glass
Window in memory of Margaret Sandbach, first wife of Henry Sandback 1852 painted by Ballantyne, it illustrates Faith, Hope, Brotherly Kindness and Charity. St Dygain’s Church Llangernyw
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Victorian Gothic window at the Holy Trinity church trefnat north wales, dating back to 1853
Jesus of Nazareth
Beautiful stained glass window in an ancient chapel
Ancient Stained Glass
Stained glass windows in an ancient church, UK
Open Bible
The Bible page 764 jeremiah 14
gwydir-uchaf-chapelNR
A late 17th century chapel known for its finely painted ceiling. The chapel, dedicated to the Holy Trinity, was begun in 1673 by Sir Richard Wynn. The most interesting feature is the ceiling, painted as a celestial firmament, with angels, doves, cherubs, and other allegorical symbols mixed amid symbols of the sun, moon, and stars. There are carved and painted wooden cherubs attached to the wall panelling. A royal coat of arms of Charles II is set upon the south wall
Religious Candle
Decorative Religious Candle
Angel In Prayer
Angel In Prayer on Bended Knee
Celtic Cross
Celtic cross is a symbol that combines a cross with a ring surrounding the intersection. In the Celtic Christian world it was combined with the Christian cross and this design was often used for high crosses a free-standing cross made of stone and often richly decorated. With the Celtic Revival the shape, usually decorated with interlace and other motifs from Insular art
Summer Daisy
Single seaside daisy
Summer Poppy
Close up of poppy
A Flower
Flower in Thailand
ladys slipper orchid
Paphiopedilum sukhakulii. There are more than 1,000 species of orchids in Thailand and the ladys slipper orchids are some of the most interesting and among the showiest in the world.
Orchid Thailand
There are more than 1,000 species of orchids in Thailand.
Thai Flower
Flowers in Thailand
Glorious Lily
Water Lily
Blue
Blue flowers

 

 

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Details

Weekly Photo Challenge: Opposites

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

Thai Floating Village
The colourful floating raft village in Sangkhlaburi Thailand, located 225 kilometres northwest of Kanchanaburi and 24 kilometres from the Burmese border, Sangkhlaburi’s seclusion only adds to its mystique.
London Sunset
The Houses of Parliament and Elizabeth Tower, commonly called Big Ben, are among Londons most iconic landmarks. Westminster Bridge is a road and foot traffic bridge over the River Thames, linking Westminster on the north side and Lambeth on the south side
Fishing Village
Fishing village on the Sam Roi Yod River, Khao Sam Roi Yod National Park Prachuap Khiri Khan Thailand
The River Thames London
The River Thames flows through southern England. It is the longest river entirely in England and the second longest in the United Kingdom The London eye and County Hall in the river Thames, the London Eye is a giant Ferris wheel on the South Bank of the River Thames, also known as the Millennium Wheel. The structure is 443 feet (135 m) tall and the wheel has a diameter of 394 feet (120 m). When erected in 1999 it was the world’s tallest Ferris wheel. Each of the 32 ovoidal capsules weighs 10 tonnes and can carry 25 people. The Houses of Parliament and Elizabeth Tower, commonly called Big Ben, are among Londons most iconic landmarks. Westminster Bridge is a road and foot traffic bridge over the River Thames, linking Westminster on the north side and Lambeth on the south side Panorama
Monthian Temple Buddha
Sitting golden buddha at Monthian Temple, Chiang Mai Thailand. A relatively new temple but very beautiful and ornate.
Palace of Westminster
The Burghers of Calais, by the French sculptor, Auguste Rodin, represents the idea of freedom from oppression. It tells the story of the siege of Calais in 1347, during the Hundred Years War. The Victoria Tower is the tallest tower in the Palace of Westminster. Named after Queen Victoria, it was for many years the tallest and largest stone square tower in the world, with a height of 98.5 metres (325 feet). The tower was originally designed as a royal entrance and a repository for the records of Parliament, and is now home to the Parliamentary Archives. On top of the tower is an iron flagstaff. From here either the Royal Standard (if the Sovereign is present in the Palace) or the Union flag is flown. At the base of the tower is the Sovereign’s Entrance, which is used by the Queen whenever entering the Palace. The steps leading from there to the Norman Porch are known as the Royal Staircase and are the start of the processional route taken by the Queen. By tradition, this route is the only one the Sovereign is allowed to take when he or she comes to the House of Lords. The Norman Porch is so called, because it was originally intended to house statues of the Norman kings.
The Condominium
The Condominium Thailand
The Victoria Tower
The Victoria Tower is the tallest tower in the Palace of Westminster. Named after Queen Victoria, it was for many years the tallest and largest stone square tower in the world, with a height of 98.5 metres (325 feet). The tower was originally designed as a royal entrance and a repository for the records of Parliament, and is now home to the Parliamentary Archives. On top of the tower is an iron flagstaff. From here either the Royal Standard (if the Sovereign is present in the Palace) or the Union flag is flown. At the base of the tower is the Sovereign’s Entrance, which is used by the Queen whenever entering the Palace. The steps leading from there to the Norman Porch are known as the Royal Staircase and are the start of the processional route taken by the Queen. By tradition, this route is the only one the Sovereign is allowed to take when he or she comes to the House of Lords. The Norman Porch is so called, because it was originally intended to house statues of the Norman kings.

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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: Dance

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

King Cobra Village of Ban Khok Sa-Nga in Tambon Sai Mun, Khon Kaen, Thailand

The strange custom of snake dancing and fighting began when a herb farmer began putting on shows to attract customers to the village, the art of breeding and training snakes has been nurtured ever since.

Rumour has it that some visitors have been killed during the shows. The snakes are supposedly not ‘milked’ (regular emptying of the poison glands), nor have the fangs been removed.

The king cobras venom paralyses its victims nervous system, normally killing a man within 15 minutes, with no doctor or pharmacy nearby, herbal medicines produced by mixing crushed leaves and lemon juice are the only treatment for those unlucky enough to get bitten.

 

deadly king cobra
The deadly king cobra (Ophiophagus hannah) is an elapid found predominantly in forests from India through Southeast Asia. This species is the world’s longest venomous snake, with a length over 5.5 m
Cobra ready to strike, strange i didn't see this guy again ....
Cobra ready to strike, strange i didn’t see this guy again ….
high five with a deadly king cobra
high five with a deadly king cobra
looks like no more high fives
looks like no more high fives
Mr Vukjow Mare
Mr Vukjow Mare at the King Cobra Village of Ban Khok Sa-Nga
Cobra is thinking that hand looks tasty
Cobra is thinking that hand looks tasty
here's looking at you kid
here’s looking at you kid
can you smell that fresh mint i had?
can you smell that fresh mint i had?
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if you notice Mr Vukjow Mare right hand is missing a finger, he told me he lost it from a Cobra bite
mmm a yummy king cobra for lunch
mmm a yummy king cobra for lunch
blurry photo as the king Cobra heads straight for me .....
blurry photo as the king Cobra heads straight for me …..
Now the king Cobra wants his lunch ...
Now the king Cobra wants his lunch …

 

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Dance steps in the sand