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photoblog image Far East Thailand #13

Far East Thailand #13

At a set of steps from the temple, down the river bank to the water, I come upon a monk busily engaged in dental work on the brand-new Naga [water serpent]. The monk is in a hurry, as the Naga must be finished, uncluding being painted, before the festival begins...despite this, he is quite happy about my recording of his efforts.

 

KhongChiam

 

KhongChiam

 

Far East Thailand #13

At a set of steps from the temple, down the river bank to the water, I come upon a monk busily engaged in dental work on the brand-new Naga [water serpent]. The monk is in a hurry, as the Naga must be finished, uncluding being painted, before the festival begins...despite this, he is quite happy about my recording of his efforts.

 

KhongChiam

 

KhongChiam

 

comments (13)

what an interesting sculpture Ray... i'm sure that the monk will finish his work on time... two heads ans two good shots....petersmile
Ray: Naga are fascinating mythical beasts, Peter.
A fine series of images...
Ray: Too good an opportunity to ignore, Larry.
A nice mini series on his work!
Ray: I grabbed the opportunity, Elizabeth.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 25 Apr 2018, 04:31
This is quite extraordinary,Ray. To be able to see this monk in action. And that is quite the sculpture.
Ray: At some temples the monks are the main artists, Astrid...at others they leave the work to travelling Temple Artist Teams.
"Engaged in dental work!" I love it, Ray, and that you were the one to document his handiwork.
Ray: I asked his permission, as I could see he was in a hurry, and he seemed quite pleased that I was interested in his artistry, Ginnie.
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 25 Apr 2018, 06:32
The life of a monk is an interesting and varied one. All that abstinence and meditation, then you have to get up early to paint a dragon's teeth..
Ray: I reckon I would enjoy a cold beer after a day of dental work on the Naga, Chris.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 25 Apr 2018, 06:41
It's good to see a monk who is not partying. The complex behind him in the third photo looks like some sort fo fairgrounds attraction - perhaps the dodgems.
Ray: I suppose the partying comes later, Alan.

That building at the back is the platform under the giant seated Buddha in the main image from yesterday...you can see it is almost groaning under the weight of string art.
C'est magnifique de voir la precision du travail de ce moine ..la sculpture est très belle !
Bonne journée Ray
Ray: J'aime observer les artistes moines au travail sur leurs sculptures de temple, Claudine ... certains d'entre eux sont très habiles.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 25 Apr 2018, 07:10
I like your collection of images and to see the dental work on this water serpent!
Ray: I enjoyed watching this monk at work, Philine.
He has no doubt he will finish in time
Ray: If he falls behind schedule, Bill, then they will bring out the floodlights and let him work all night.
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 25 Apr 2018, 09:11
I do like the prop to hold open the dragon's mouth Ray, so that it does not suddenly snap shut.
Ray: Quite right, Chad...if a Naga gets a grip on you then you are in Dire Straits.
  • Martine
  • France
  • 25 Apr 2018, 09:15
On dirait qu'il donne à  manger au dragon.
Ray: Ca ressemble un peu à ça, Martine, mais le moine est en train de donner des dents aux Naga.
The sort of job we would call 'a steady little number' .

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