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Buddhist Heaven & Hell Garden

Wat Mae Kaet Noi – just a short drive north of Chiang Mai, looks like an ordinary upcountry Thailand Buddhist temple from the road. The main temple buildings, monks wandering around the temple grounds, lay people paying their respects and consulting with the monks, also seem to be very ordinary. But fairly soon after you […]

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Landscapes with People

Whether Urban or Rural my landscape photography often includes people. It actually took some time for me to realise that even with the presence of people, an image can still be a landscape. In most cases I don’t feel the image is complete until the presence of human life enters it. Some of my images could of course […]

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The Bicycling Photographer

Like most of us I started bicycling at about age four or five, but once I got my driver’s license, the bicycle was pretty much forgotten and the automobile became the primary method to get from point A to point B. It took more than 30 years before I started using a bicycle again, with […]

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Wat Umong – Chiang Mai

Wat Umong Suan Puthatham is an over 700 year old temple in the Doi Suthep foothills, that dates it’s history back to 1297. It was founded by King Mangrai of the Northern Thai Kingdom of Lan Na (kingdom of a million rice fields). There are approximately 15 acres of grounds with ponds and various domesticated […]

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Wat Fa Ham, Chiang Mai

The Wat Fa Ham temple is situated on eastern side of the Maenam Ping, in the city of Chiang Mai, Thailand. The temple is fairly small but very nicely landscaped and conveniently close to two of Chiang Mai’s most famous Kao Soi restaurants, Khao Soi Samer Jai (right next door) and Khao Soi Lam Duan […]

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Kway Teow 3 Baht – Chiang Mai

Kway Teow 3 Baht is a restaurant in Thailand that has to provide a 10 cent US bowl of noodles to it’s customers because that is the name of the restaurant. Not only are their noodles very inexpensive, they are also very good, so the restaurant is extremely successful and well known among the residents […]

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What’s in my Camera Bag?

Nikon DSLR cameras, Nikkor lenses and other related gear, that I have been using in the last 15 years (since year 2000). I have been a Nikon photographer for close to 50 years, going back to my high school days in the late 1960s. I have lost count of how many Nikon cameras and lenses […]

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Khitchakut Temple Mountain

Khitchakut Temple Mountain Pilgrimage Every year in February/March there is a two week celebration of Buddha at this mountain temple site near Chantaburi, Thailand, which draws thousands of devotees per day, from all corners of Thailand.     [mappress mapid=”5″]

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The White Temple

Wat Rong Khun – the White Temple in Chiang Rai, Thailand Wat Rong Khun (the White Temple) is the most popular attraction in Chiang Rai and the personal project of well known Chiang Rai artist Chalermchai Kositpipat. The famous Chiang Rai clocktower and ornamental street lights are also designed by the same artist. Wikipedia – […]

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