Tuesday, 22 September 2009

Colour Week - Tuesday

Tuesday's Colour is Burnt Sienna


This is a photograph of Thailand's largest reclining gold Buddha at Wat Po. It truly is a sight to behold!!


This is a photo of stone carvings at Banteay Srei Temple (otherwise known as The Ladies Temple) in Cambodia.


These are my feet standing on the red earth outside Angkor Wat in Cambodia.


and just cause I love this photo. A Monk reading Sanskrit in Angkor Wat.

21 comments:

JJ Beattie said...

Lovely photos. I hope you're not getting melancholy. JJx

Mark said...

What pretty feet.

I like the carving with figures either side of the elephants - oddly, it reminds me of those Stanley Spencer resurrection paintings of villagers rising from their graves.

Carol said...

JJ - If I'm totally honest....I'm getting a wee bit melancholy!! Still, it's nice to have an excuse to look through all out photo's :-)

Mark - LOL, thank you very much!!

The carvings at the temple were just phenomenal...every single surface was covered!! What blew my mind was the fact that the carvings have been there since the temple was built in 967AD!! (They have survived so well because they were done really deep into the stone)

C x

SueG said...

I've been to all these places and love them, and love the photos! And how apt, considering I just sent off my Cambodia novel into the great literary beyond :-)

BT said...

I love your little feet and that Buddha is amazing. The carving, too, is so beautifully done. A lovely set of photos.

Carol said...

SueG - I was thinking about you when I picked these ones!! I had a sneaky suspicion that you would like them and that you had probably visited them too :-)

Good luck with the novel...I just know that you will be sharing good news with us all soon!!

BT - I couldn't resist taking the photo of my feet on the earth...I was thrilled that we were actually there (Have always wanted to visit!!) and stunned by the colour of the earth!!

The Buddha is absolutely mammoth!! They do like their big gold Buddha's in Thailand!!

C x

LadyFi said...

These are just gorgeous - the first and last ones especially!

Carol said...

LadyFi - The first and the last ones are my favourites too :-)

I was so lucky that I managed to get the shot of the monk...I wanted to get a natural photo rather than a posed one!!

C x

jen said...

great photos - and i love the simplicity of the one with your feet!

Kevin Mullins said...

The monk shot is lovely - I love the way he is using his [huge] finger to follow the words. Great capture.

Blu said...

fabulous colours, I felt a little Thailand sick for you looking at those images. so lovely

jenny said...

I love these photos, especially since you're probably the only one doing such an exotic location! Most everyone else is going for leaves and such and this is so refreshing.

Cute shoes, btw! :o)

Carol said...

Jen - Thank you very much :-).

Kevin - I had never noticed how large his finger was but now you point it out!! From you that is a big compliment :-)

Blu - I felt a little Thailand sick looking through them all!! I've got some more good ones for tomorrow's colour - Goldenrod!!

Jenny - I'm really enjoying seeing what everyone else has been posting. I loved your shed yesterday and shall be popping over directly to see what you've posted today :-)

I love those shoes...so comfy!!

C x

Debs said...

ooh lovely colour and great pics.

Carol said...

Debs - Thanks hon. I'm really enjoying taking part in the colour week :-)

C x

Lily Sheehan said...

More great pics, and I just LOVE your shoes!!

Stephanie said...

I love the one of the monk, though they're all beautiful.

Ann said...

Great pictures, pretty feet, sounds naff, pretty feet, oh you know what I mean, and I don't do mornings ha!

Peely wally skin hen.

Like the monk one.
Will we be having a green day.

Carol said...

Lily - I'm a sucker for shoes...and handbags (and a million other things that, you'll be happy to hear, I'm not going to list here!!)

Stephanie - I spotted him and sneaked round the back of him so he didn't know I was taking his picture. I'm ridiculously pleased with it :-)

Ann - Hehehehe, I know what you mean don't worry!!

And yes, Peely wally skin...too bloody hot to sit out (and truth be told, I don't really want skin like leather!!)

No green day I'm afraid but we do have a plum one!

C x

Bangkok Blogger said...

Lovely feet :) No really great pics - you obviously did the tourist trail - did you get to anywhere else ?

Carol said...

Bangkok Blogger - Hehehe, thanks :-). We did do the tourist trail but also went off the beaten track too!! We stayed with a Thai family on the Island of Tung Nang Dam and another one at Ban Talae Nok and we visited a tiny village in Issan with one of our Thai friends....I was the first white woman most of the villagers had ever seen!! (my curly hair was pulled a lot!!).

I also did a lot of charity work and spent a lot of time in Klong Toey Slum, Pakkred Orphanage and visited the Thai Hill Tribe people on the Thai/Burmese border. (I'm still involved with a few projects in that area).

We both felt it was important to learn more about the country we were living in...and visit the non-tourist bits!!

C x

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