Thursday has arrived in sunny Chaing Mai, and it’s time for TRAVEL PHOTO THURSDAY. To join in the fun simply post a photo on your blog. Return here and place your link in the Mr. Linky at the bottom of this post. Please remember to leave a comment after you link. Finally, if you have a few moments, visit the others who have linked. Perhaps you can give them a tweet, a stumble, or a comment on their TRAVEL PHOTO THURSDAY.
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Have you ever visited a temple, and wondered about the buildings, the unfamiliar objects and shapes? I know I have. Last Saturday I attended a talk by the author of “What’s What in a Wat”. Carol Stratton is an expert on Thai wats (temples) and she really gives new meaning to wandering around these beautiful places.
One thing she pointed out is that it is very auspicious for the main assembly hall (called the wihan) to be aligned on an east-west axis facing the morning sun. Before we had electricity the monks would open the doors of the wihan to welcome the morning light.
My shot for today’s Travel Photo Thursday isn’t of a Thai wat, but the view from my apartment at 6:45 am earlier this week. Since I face the east I get the gorgeous light of the rising sun…