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Buddha...reflecting

Here is an unusual Buddha icon...this part concrete structure is decorated with small reflective tiles.

Buddha...reflecting

Here is an unusual Buddha icon...this part concrete structure is decorated with small reflective tiles.

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i recall on my visit to Wat Arun of Bangkok, the small mirror looking tiles were used for kinnara statues. this one is much more massive though.
Ray: These tiles are used quite a bit in Temples, Ayush, but I don't recall seeming a big Buddha icon so extensively decorated with them.
It must be quite a sight when the sun catches it Ray.
Ray: That might be so, Frank, but the Sun was holidaying elsewhere that day.
Il brille de mille feux, très joli.
Ray: C'est peut-être le concept symbolique, Martine.
Gosh it's just beautiful, isn't it!!
Ray: Thai religious art is often spectacular, Elizabeth.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 18 Sep 2019, 05:59
A genuine labour of love I'd say..
Ray: I think that is accurate, Chris.

The whole Temple Complex is likely to be according to a "vision" of a Chief Monk...sometimes the work is inspired, but sometimes it is strange.
I especially love the second image, Ray, showing the scale!
Ray: Yes...I pushed Koen into the frame as me is exactly 2 meters tall so is a good scaling device. smile
  • Astrid
  • Hollandshire.....
  • 18 Sep 2019, 06:08
I am glad you put Koen? in this picture to give scale. What a job they did, too bad of the rain..
I looked at yesterdays pictures. That is quite the work with all those bottles.
Ray: That is Koen, and he is 2 meters tall, Astrid. I have seen Buddha icons in all sizes between 1 centimeter and 40 meterms.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 18 Sep 2019, 06:37
That takes a few hours to cover it with those reflective tiles. Looks like it is getting a good wash.
Ray: Yes...the rain is always useful, Alan, even though not good company when we are touring.
Un bouddha pas commun mais qui doit briller encore plus ..
Ray: Oui ... Je pense que je peux voir ce symbolisme, Claudine.
Imagine having to stick them all on
Ray: I suppose it is creative activity for the artist, Bill.
  • Chad
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 18 Sep 2019, 07:40
Like little mirrors on the World Ray.
Ray: Yes...or, perhaps, little windows, Chad! smile
  • Richard Trim
  • Suffolk : Where the sun rises first in England
  • 18 Sep 2019, 09:13
I se you have focused squarely on the chin, Ray.
Amazing stuff.
Ray: Shot with my smartphone, Richard, so who knows what it focuses on! smile
It must have been quite difficult to shape the raw concrete in the first place.
Ray: Thais have mastered the art of working with concrete, Brian.
With moonlight around it, it must look glorious. The basket house beside it is pretty impressive too.
Ray: That basket house is made of concrete and decorated with bottles, Mary...I think it is a large water tank.
  • Bonnie
  • United States
  • 18 Sep 2019, 13:30
Your detailed perspective on this shot is commanding.
Ray: Thank you, Bonnie.

As usual, different things show when the camera gets in closer to the subject.
it makes an amazing mosaic Ray....petersmile
Ray: Yes...quite impressive, Peter.
Very unusual!
Ray: Yes...that is so!

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