Snap de la semaine: Thai Buddha, Bangkok

| September 17, 2009 | 0 Comments
buddha Snap de la semaine: Thai Buddha, Bangkok

A Thai Buddha—a good example of the interpretation of the figure from the Sukhothai period. Interpretations during this period depict a Buddha that is elegant, with a sinuous body and a slender, oval face, emphasizing the spiritual aspect of the Buddha by omitting anatomical details. One way for Thai Buddhists to show their respect for a person or concept is to make merit by affixing small squares of gold leaf onto images of Buddha or other sacred objects.

Kathryn and Daniel will post a ‘Snap de la semaine’ irregulary, but at a rate of one per week. It is an original photo not otherwise on the site—it might be fresh from our camera, a new scan of some old film, a product of our fooling around with Photoshop, or a file from the archive that we haven’t posted yet.


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For nearly ten years now, Daniel of Two Go Round-The-World has explored how travel captures our imagination and engages our deepest emotions. One half of the duo that maintains the widely read Two Go Round-The-World blog, Daniel treats his subjects not only as works of art but also as symbols of the cultural and political forces that inspire them. His latest book, The Physics of Flocking, gathers his favourite writing featured over the past two years on Two Go Round-The-World in columns like 'Looking Back' and 'The Whole Picture'—along with new reflections.

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