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The pagoda at Tham-Khao-Noi temple.

Kanchanaburi province, Thailand.

Explore # 302 March 21, 2012

 

Captured almost 6 PM last Sunday with my sister and friend.

 

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During World War 2, the Japanese used Allied prisoners of war to build a railway from Thailand to Burma so they could supply their army without the dangers of sending supplies by sea.

 

Many prisoners died under appalling conditions during its construction, and the line became known as the 'Death Railway'.

 

It was immortalised in David Lean's 1957 film 'The Bridge on the River Kwai' which centres around one of the line's main engineering feats, the bridge across the Kwae Yai river just north of Kanchanburi. Although the film was shot in Sri Lanka, the Bridge on the River Kwai really exists, and still carries regular passenger trains from Bangkok as far as Nam Tok. For anyone interested in 20th century history, a visit to Kanchanaburi and the infamous Death Railway is a must.

 

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Yah, time to find the tall beds for seagulls to deep sleep to charge life battery to far fly tomorrow...

 

Quote of the Day

Your spirit is the true shield.

Morihei Ueshiba said and I agreed:)

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Sunny

 

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Aussicht auf das Meer (Sonnenuntergang) in Chonburi, Thailand

 

View to the sea (sunset) in Chonburi, Thailand

 

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Wat Sri Sawai wurde im ausgehenden 12. oder Anfang des 13. Jahrhunderts

gegründet. Der Bau blieb unvollendet und wurde erst im 15. Jahrhundert wieder aufgenommen.

 

Wat Sri Sawai weist drei recht gut erhaltene Prang (auch: Prasat - Turm) auf, die zunächst in Lateritbauweise ausgeführt wurden und von einer zweifachen Umwallung und einem Wassergraben eingeschlossen sind. Die unteren Teile stammen offenbar von den Khmer, während die oberen von Thai-Baumeistern in Backstein und Stuck erweitert oder renoviert worden sind. Der mittlere Prang ist im Lopburi- oder Hindu-Stil gehalten.

 

Jeder Prasat enthält eine Cella und einen Sockel, der einem Hindu-Heiligtum, möglicherweise einem Linga, als Podest diente. Unter den Prasats befinden sich Krypten, zu denen Treppen hinabführen. Von den Stuckarbeiten der Dächer der Türme sowie der Vorhalle des großen Mittelturmes sind heute nur noch wenige erhalten.

 

Später wurde an das Vestibül des Zentralanbaus ein Bot angefügt worden, der innerhalb der rechteckigen Umwallung stand. Ein sehr ansprechend gearbeiteter Torbau teilte ihn von einem außen liegenden Vihan ab.

 

(Wikipedia)

Sun rays light up the sky as the sun sets. The property's dam can be seen capturing the sky's brilliance.

 

No processing, Ko tao, Thailand

Kaew River Bridge Kanchanaburi, Thailand.

 

Love Quote of the Day

A loving heart is the truest wisdom.

Charles Dickens

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Best regards,

Sunny

 

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Seagulls at Bang Pu, Samutprakarn, Thailand.

 

Love Quote of the Day

Love is the only sane and satisfactory answer to the problem of human existence.

Erich Fromm aid and I nodded:)

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Sunny

 

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Parc marin d'Angthong

Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Bang Pu Thailand

 

Art Quote of the Day

A guilty conscience needs to confess. A work of art is a confession.

Albert Camus

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Sunny

 

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one year ago I was preparing for my Thailand trip... gosh I so wish I could spend Christmas in Thailand again this year...

Captured today, no edit.

 

Erawan National Park is a 550-square-kilometer park in western Thailand located in the Tenasserim Hills, Kanchanaburi Province, Amphoe Si Sawat in the tambon Tha Kradan. Founded in 1975, it is Thailand's 12th national park.

 

The major attraction of the park is Erawan Falls, a waterfall named after the erawan, the three-headed white elephant of Hindu mythology. The seven-tiered falls are said to resemble the erawan.

 

There are also four caves in the park: Mi, Rua, Wang Bahdan, and Phartat.

 

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Many years ago my dream of travelling to the Land of a Thousand Smiles had to be abandoned at the last moment because of the tragic devastation wrought by the Tsunami. When I did finally travel to Thailand, I left my heavy Nikon kit at home and opted for the Fuji XE-1 which had just come out. Fuji with it's "un-bayered" sensor turned out to be a mixed bag. Build quality and ergonomics which harked back to the golden age of Leica. Intense resolution and vivid saturation. But also noise at ISO 400 and shutter lag which marred many an interesting shot of the streets of Bangkok. After returning home I took a look at the photographs and felt disheartened by the results. I dumped the files on an external hard disk, sold the Fuji kit and went back to Nikon (and a few months later to Canon). Yesterday I felt like revisiting Thailand and Cambodia so I browsed through my folders and found many pictures which I liked. I discovered that all the photographs I had shot in Siem Reap and Phnom Penh, Cambodia had been deleted. No idea when and how it happened. But it brought home the knowledge that digital files can disappear into the dark! Thailand too was a mixed bag. A beautiful land where tradition and modernity have been effortlessly blended. Where tourism has been honed into a fine art. But somewhere in that manicured perfection something has been lost. The raw and untrammelled beauty of nature has been overpowered by the relentless need to survive and grow as a tourist destination. Nevertheless, a wonderful land of (still) smiling people, shimmering paddy fields, deep blue waters, wonderful sunsets and Bangkok's fabled temples and fantastic street food!

 

(Rediscovering) Fuiji XE-1 + Fujinon XF 55-200mm f/3.5-4.8 OIS

 

Art Quote of the Day

Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.

Edgar Degas mentioned:)

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Sunny

 

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thailand temple in valentine day

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A chinese Monk photographer standing still shooting at The Grand Palace monastery of Bangkok

 

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