Thursday, 24 September 2009

Colour Week - Thursday

Thursday's colour is Chestnut

This is a photograph of a carved wood panel in a door frame at Jim Thompson's House. Jim Thompson was responsible for saving the Thai silk industry and bringing it to the world.

This one is of a sunken temple in Sangklaburi. The original town has been completely submerged and, depending on the time of year, you will be able to see parts of the old temple emerging from the water.

I took this when I went on a trip to Mae Hong Son which is on the Thai/Burmese border. This is the machine the villagers use to make their rice.

This is a Buddha at the Khmer Temple Muang Sing just outside Kanchanaburi.


Mark said...

I like the sunken temple

In Wales there are sunken villages beneath the revoirs which were built to serve the water needs of England. At the Arenig Fawr resevoir you can see the Trewryn village at low water. At Kielder in Northumberland too.

Absolute Vanilla (and Atyllah) said...

The sunken temple is incredibly evocative, as though it has a secret life of it's own.

ladyfi said...

Love the sunken temple - please tell us more about this!

The door panel is a great shot too.

Carol said...

Mark - It was absolutely beautiful in a melancholy way!!

I had no idea that there were sunken villages in Wales!! Must be amazing to see!!

Absolute Vanilla - It was an odd experience...very serene and mysterious. We were in a boat in the middle of a lake and the only noise was the water lapping against the side. Beautiful!!

Ladyfi - It's lovely isn't it :-).

C x

French Fancy said...

I loved Jim Thompson's house - didn't he disappear or something? I'm struggling now to recall the sheet that the tour guide gave out. What a haul of photos you have. Amazing collection

Debs said...

The carved wood panel is fantastic. I wouldn't mind a door that ornate.

cheshire wife said...

Your images of Thailand are very impressive and it isn't colour amazing. How dull life must have been when photos only came in black and white.

Susie Vereker said...

I've been to Mai Hong Song or was it Mai Sod a long, long time ago. All I remember is that we were given some very strange meat to eat, horse or dog. Sounds pretty similar in Thai, as you know.

HelenMHunt said...

Great images. I particularly like the wooden panel as well.

Carol said...

French Fancy - It's stunning isn't it!!

Yes he did. He had his fortune told by a Monk who predicted that his life would end in it's 61st year. Jim Thompson went on holiday with some friends to Malaysia when he was 61...he went for a walk in the surrounding jungle and never returned. There was a huge search but nothing was ever found...his house is pretty much as it was when he left it!!

Debs - Some of the doors in Thailand were stunning. I wanted to buy an old one and have it made into a dining room table...I'm so glad I didn't...we would never have been able to get it into this house!! (Maybe when I'm rich and can afford a big house...Oh wait...I'm going to work in the charity sector so that's never going to happen!!)

Cheshire Wife - I've really enjoyed going through all our photos for this colour week. Since digital it's amazing how many pics we have but how rarely we look at them!! Your absolutely right about colour photos :-)

Susie - I was given goat curry whilst we were wasn't too bad!! You just have to try and not think about what your eating don't you. We stayed overnight in a school on the Burmese Border (honestly, in the rainy season the only way to get there is by elephant!!) and we were given this rice soup that was full of garlic....for breakfast!! It would have been rude not to eat it so....

Helen - Thanks honey. We've got so many photo's it's been tough choosing which ones to use :-)

C x

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