Thursday, May 19, 2011

Isaan Odyssey: Epilogue

While putting together the 25-some-odd episodes of the Isaan Odyssey series there were many days that there were too many photos for the day's post or pictures that just didn't quite fit the topic. Since they all take time to resize, crop and adjust I set them aside, figuring I'd come up with some way to work them into the saga at another point. There are quite a few, so I'll probably stretch them out over a few days.

In Part Six about Phra Prang Sam Yot in Lopburi we spent a lot of time looking at folks making merit across the street and of the monkeys that rule the roost at the temple, but the actual ruin itself is beautiful if you stop to take a look at the detail. There's a shot from cross the intersection up at the top today, and two detail shots below.

An image of the Buddha sits peacefully inside Phra Prang Sam Yot

Detail on a wall at Phra Prang Sam Yot in Lopburi

From Part Three (Bang Pa-in) there was another unused view of the Wehart Chamrunt hall that was also shown in that day's panoramic shot I'd taken after climbing up into the tower, and a different panorama shot from the same tower view.

Wehart Chamrunt hall at Bang Pa-in

(L - R) the Aisawan Dhiphya-Asana Pavilion, the building we stopped for water and a part of the residence

As long as we're still at the Summer Palace - I was shooting into the sun (never a good idea, as you lose all detail to the shadows) and the gardener below was moving faster than I could follow and focus on properly, but this guy was scampering around in the tree high above the ground with the agile, sure movements of a monkey... and doing it barefoot. Ah, the reckless abandon of youth!

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