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wat hua lampong [2]

Section of the fresco over the main entrance doors of the building.

There seems to be a mix of characters from the Indian classic "Ramayana", some Portugese soldiers, as well as some Thais.

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Second of a short series of posts to show some of the art inside this building.

There are 32,000+ Buddhist temples [wats] in Thailand, and many are richly decorated.

This series was inspired by a wonderful series from Zebigleb  [ http://imaginerf.shutterchance.com/photoblog/Global_view_/ ] on a Rivera fresco he photographed in Mexico.

wat hua lampong [2]

Section of the fresco over the main entrance doors of the building.

There seems to be a mix of characters from the Indian classic "Ramayana", some Portugese soldiers, as well as some Thais.

----

Second of a short series of posts to show some of the art inside this building.

There are 32,000+ Buddhist temples [wats] in Thailand, and many are richly decorated.

This series was inspired by a wonderful series from Zebigleb  [ http://imaginerf.shutterchance.com/photoblog/Global_view_/ ] on a Rivera fresco he photographed in Mexico.

comments (4)

  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 26 Aug 2007, 08:21
The amount of detail in Thai paintings like this, Ray, ALWAYS amazes me. The colors are incredible. And I think elephants and tigers somehow always manage to get in on the action! smile
Ray: Hi Ginnie. Yes...elephants and tigers are native to Thailand, and figure quite prominently in all their art. Also, the gold gold paint is often clear lacquer in which real gold leaf has been suspended, and soit retains its lustre.
I am atheist, but still love to visit Thai temples for their amazing eye-feast.
  • Gale
  • Cape of Storms
  • 26 Aug 2007, 13:56
Magnificant.. love the colouring and detail. Really tells a story.
Ray: Tomorrow's picture is a small section of this one, and its little story becomes very clear. Colours are spectacular. Thanks for your comment, Gale.
Hello! I'm astonished by the beauty and brightness of the colours that are by the way perfectly rendered by your shot. How old is this fresco? Regards, Laurence
Ray: Hi Laurence. The frescos get refreshed quite often in well-to-do temples and, as you will see in tomorrow's detail, they sometimes even have quite contemporary components inserted. The gold paint is often clear lacquer containing real goldleaf, and so it retains its lustre indefinitely. Thank you for your comment.
wonderful, one can spend longtime looking at the details - Bravo !!
Ray: Thanks Zebigleb. Yes...I can spend a long time studying the paintings when my wife [Thai, Buddhist] goes to a temple.

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