Thailand! (泰国) Day 2---Wat Arun, Wat Pho, Wat Saket and Siam Square.


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April 11th 2011
Published: April 11th 2011EDIT THIS ENTRY

The second day was definately a "Wat" day (and just for future reference, "wat" is Thai for "temple"). I believe visiting sacred places are perhaps among the most important when learning about other cultures. After all, our primary categories for understanding the world have their origins in religion. Even the most logical and rational pursuit of science can trace its origins to religion. And, a... Read Full Entry



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Bangkok Young Artists' Gallery.Bangkok Young Artists' Gallery.
Bangkok Young Artists' Gallery.

A converse shoe...made out of converse shoeboxes. Genius!
Bangkok Young Artists' Gallery.Bangkok Young Artists' Gallery.
Bangkok Young Artists' Gallery.

One of my favorite images; the artist wanted to portray male dominance over females.
Wat Pho.Wat Pho.
Wat Pho.

Paying homage.
On a boat.On a boat.
On a boat.

Some wat...
On a boat.On a boat.
On a boat.

Wat Arun from a distance.
Wat Pho.Wat Pho.
Wat Pho.

Me with a local.
Wat Pho.Wat Pho.
Wat Pho.

A guardian of the Wat.
Wat Saket.Wat Saket.
Wat Saket.

There were about 432 steps to the top.
Wat Saket.Wat Saket.
Wat Saket.

I wondered what that golden dome was...
Wat Arun.Wat Arun.
Wat Arun.

From afar.
Wat Arun.Wat Arun.
Wat Arun.

Guardians of the temple's enterance.
Wat Arun.Wat Arun.
Wat Arun.

The steps to the top were *steep.* Steeper than the one Mark Dillon climbed, I'm sure! Haha.
Wat Arun.Wat Arun.
Wat Arun.

A mix of old...and new Bangkok.
Wat Pho.Wat Pho.
Wat Pho.

Me with a visiting Muslim.
Wat Pho.Wat Pho.
Wat Pho.

At the Reclining Buddha's feet.
The city of Bangkok.The city of Bangkok.
The city of Bangkok.

Selling goodies in the swealtering heat.
Wat Arun.Wat Arun.
Wat Arun.

Me with the Buddha.



25th April 2011

gallery
the Bangkok young artist gallery is a trip!! what does that mean??
25th April 2011

climbing steps
ha that was funny your comment about the steep steps i climbed. uhhh the steps to the Mayan temple was STEEP
25th April 2011

steps
yeah those steps toward the top are very steep. prob steeper than the ones i climbed
1st May 2011

Haha!
I know!! The artist was trying to express how patriachal ideologies were negatively affecting women. Oh you always asking silly questions!!!

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