Friday, 25 May 2018

Chao Mae Kuan Im Shrine


Chao Mae Kuan Im Shrine was a small Chinese Shrine on this road which I came across when I was on my first Bangkok Walk and after a nice cup of coffee at Chata Speciality Coffee.



Quite a small Chinese Shrine and obviously popular with the local people, certainly not a tourist attraction.



AN offering was being made whilst I was there?

 





Tuesday, 22 May 2018

A short river walk


The river taxis are something that I find very convenient for getting about BUT they are not for every person in Thailand.


I needed to get to the Jim Thompson House and the closest stop for me was Hua Chang. I got off the river taxi at the 'elephant bridge' over the Phayathai Road - another scenic place to visit.




I was immediately taken with the amount of wall graffiti and the quality of it on either side of the khlong.


And then there was time to pop into Yelo House for a coffee and it was here that I noticed that there was an Alex Face son the opposite side of the river BUT that would have to wait for another day...


Then the floor was also quite interesting.



And of course the walls...


And there was a lovely trip back...

 



Saturday, 19 May 2018

Wat Neramit Wipatsana (วัดเนรมิตวิปัสสนา)


Wat Neramit Wipattasana (วัดเนรมิตวิปัสสนา) was somewhere we visited when we were in Loei.




This is a recently built temple in an enormous site on the hillside near Phra That Si Song Rak. There is a pagoda made of red-colored laterite (si la laeng) and this is unlike anywhere else in Thailand.


"Buddhists come to the temple to pray toward an official replica of Phra Phutthachinnarat, a revered buddha image in Phitsanulok Province, enshrined in the ordination hall as well as a a wax figure of the late Luang Pho Phra Maha Phan Sila Wisuttho, the founder of the temple, which is displayed inside the pagoda." text courtesy of Tourism Thailand.


The temple may be new but because it was built in respect to a respected Monk it has a certain charm of age and quality.



The windows are beautifully made in the traditional way - quite spectacular.




What always fascinates me are these paintings on the walls.



Always...  


And the gardens are beautiful.