(Front of a Thai fishing boat. I am assuming these decorations are to protect the boat from spirits and other mishaps. Thai has a significant culture surrounding spirits, especially water spirits. )
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Here are more photographs from my time in Koh Chang, Bang Bao, Thailand. For more about my travels in Thailand visit my blog at www.ladythetramp.com . Some of these photographs were taken on the pier of Bang Bao during my snorkeling trip, and some were taken from my hotel, which was on a pier.
Monday, January 3, 2011
These are photographs of Bang Bao on Ko Chang, Thailand. Bang Bao is a small fishing village on the southern tip of Koh Chang. The village is situated along a pier and has lots of seafood restaurants and kitchy shops. The village is still relatively Thai, and hasn't been completely overrun by farang tourists. There are still lots of Thai tourists that come here for holiday.
(View from my hotel at Bang Bao. This is a little strip of land that has a nice cozy shady beach. Paradise found.)
Sunday, January 2, 2011
Here are more photographs from Bao An Temple in Taipei, Taiwan. Almost finished uploading all of them. Enjoy!
The roof of Bao An Temple. The roofs of Taoist temples are always decorated with folklore creatures. This one has two dragons and a red pearl in the center. The dragons chase the pearl to make rain.
The entire outside of the temple walls are covered in Chinese folklore paintings. This is a depiction of a scene from the Three Kingdoms, which is a Chinese classic.
Saturday, January 1, 2011
I have a lot of photos from Bao An. Equipped with my new Nikon DSLR, I find myself taking hundreds of photographs a day. I guess I don't really know which ones to post or not. Also, Because of spacing and weird blogging issues, I think it is better to only post about 5 photos on one post. This means that I will have multiple pages for each place I go....maybe not good....maybe good....not sure...but definitely tedious....hmmmm... Anyway, here are some more from Bao An. Enjoy!
A mural at Bao An Temple. The walls of the temple are elaborately decorated with murals which are depictions from popular folk lore. It is kind of like how some churches have the stages of the cross, or other Bible stories painted on the walls.
Offering on the altar of a Taoist temple. Taiwanese people will often leave elaborate offerings on the altar of temples.
This lantern is above the entrance to Bao An temple. I really dig all the lanterns, especially when they are lit up.
Cute Baby. I saw this baby walking around the temple grounds. I thought he was cute. I also thought this turned out to be an interesting composition.