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The Wall #1

I cycle nearly every day, and I nearly always carry my smartphone when cycling so that I can capture interesting things I see along the way.

 

About 13kilometres from home, on highway 24, is a recently constructed temple fence. The fence has colourful panels, made of painted terracotta tiles, and depicting various idealised aspects of Thailand up-country peasants' lives together with scenes involving Buddha.

 

I stopped for a few minutes, and captured the scenes, so I'll show a few of them to you.

 

First is a long view of the fence to give you context for the series, with my MTB positioned to remind you that I like to cycle around the place.

The Wall #1

I cycle nearly every day, and I nearly always carry my smartphone when cycling so that I can capture interesting things I see along the way.

 

About 13kilometres from home, on highway 24, is a recently constructed temple fence. The fence has colourful panels, made of painted terracotta tiles, and depicting various idealised aspects of Thailand up-country peasants' lives together with scenes involving Buddha.

 

I stopped for a few minutes, and captured the scenes, so I'll show a few of them to you.

 

First is a long view of the fence to give you context for the series, with my MTB positioned to remind you that I like to cycle around the place.

comments (14)

It looks like a worthy procession...
Ray: Let's go and see, Larry...
that is a very fine MTB Ray... it gives scale to the size of the mosaics on the wall....petersmile
Ray: I enjoy riding this MTB, Peter.
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 31 Jul 2017, 05:40
Now that is an impressive fence Ray. Will you run out of new places to cycle to?
Ray: I have many route options, Chad, and the options increase as I get more fit!
I'm intrigued that this is called a fence, Ray, instead of a wall. My sense is that one can not see through or over this fence/wall? Regardless, one definitely has something to look at while there.
Ray: Shall I call it a boundary-defining structure, Ginnie? smile
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 31 Jul 2017, 06:39
I am getting a slight idea as to how idealised the friezes will be. Thailand, it seems, is a land of tradition and continuity
Ray: Thailand is extremely proud of its long history of stable culture, which they believe has resulted from their ability to avoid being colonised by the dastardly English, French, German, Dutch and Portugese aggressors.
  • Lisl
  • Bath, England
  • 31 Jul 2017, 07:03
Those panels look so pretty and interesting - I would so love to see them, so please show many
Ray: I hope they meet your expectations, Lisl.
  • Martine
  • France
  • 31 Jul 2017, 08:02
C'est très beau. Ce mur a l'air d'être très long.
Ray: C'est long, coloré et instructif, Martine.
The detail we can see looks great, do show more
Ray: Coming up during the next week, Martin.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 31 Jul 2017, 10:58
Great composition for the picture. That carrier on your bicycle - is that to carry bags of rice when you go peddling up and down the countryside. Get fit and get rich, with the same pedaling effort.
Ray: The carrier is for fetching cartons of beer, Louis...a very important role.
Those paintings are excellent, they work because they are 3D in style. Nice looking bike you've got there BTW.
Ray: I enjoy riding this bike, Brian...it has already given me about 10 years of reliable transportation and exercise.
It is possibly Lorne, but some town on the Great Ocean Highway had a similar set-up in a park. The difference was that the depictions were mosaics, all done in small glass and clay tiles. Very similar idea.
Ray: I know Lorne quite well, Mary, but don't recall a wall like this. This one is colourful and instructive.
Fascinating shot, Ray
Ray: Thank you, Tom.
More inspiring than a motorway fence Ray
Ray: Very educational, too, Bill...I'll show this aspect during the next week.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 31 Jul 2017, 21:18
Never mind the temple fence; how on earth can you wear Lycra yet cycle with a bike with a rack on the back?

You'd be better off with a bike like these fine ladies have:

https://www.theislandwiki.org/index.php/District_Nurses
Ray: I have several bikes like those used by these ladies, Alan...very functional but the baskets do not hold a carton of beer securely.

Lycra goes with all manner of bicycle...

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