Golden balls?

Mon 8th August 2011

This is a huge ~6 meter golden Buddha inside one of Bangkoks many temples. Below he is surrounded by candles and other religious symbols.

Matt

Matt says...

Ignore the slightly disrespectful post title; but it had to be asked. There was a Buddhist monk talking about this Buddha (with a mega-phone) but unfortunately I don’t speak Thai.

 
Claire

Claire says...

One of the many sacred Buddhas inside one of the many temples. We crept through the Thai prayers to sneak this picture, but I felt guilty for somehow invading their privacy.

 

Wat Phra Chetuphon

Mon 8th August 2011

The colours all around the temples are absolutely fantastic. When the sun is out all the gold leaf really shines. Stunning blue sky too.

Matt

Matt says...

 
Claire

Claire says...

I really adore the bright, colourful detail on this Thai temple decor. The sun had come out by this point, so they looked even more stunning against the blue sky.

 

Octuplets in line

Mon 8th August 2011

There were eight golden Buddhas in a row at the Grand Palace and a photo opportunity not to be missed. As they were undercover it was also nice to have some relief from the sun for a couple of minutes.

Matt

Matt says...

This shot must have been taken thousands of times by every tourist who visits the temple, so I thought I’d get my own version too.

 
Claire

Claire says...

Love the perspective on this shot. I wonder what they’re all thinking, sitting there?

 
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