Friday, April 11, 2008

Clouds and temple

cloudsntemple2, originally uploaded by c_p_lew.

Roof lines of Lao temples are so beautiful. The end pieces are stylized Naga heads, which curlicues on the roof line are flames, which symbolize burning away illusion. The roofs are always dramatic against the background of the sunset.

I'm a little late this week. Lao New Year officially runs from 13 - 15 April, but on Friday, I had to make the rounds of some of the offices that our project works with, so I haven't had much time for blogging.

Just realized I had another nice shot from this week - the rickety Ferris wheel by the Mekong waterfront, where the carnival has been set up for the Lao New Year. Since it has been so hazy for the past month, I was happy that a thunderstorm cleaned out dust earlier in the day.

ferris wheel, originally uploaded by c_p_lew.

This is my contribution to Skywatch Friday, which is hosted on Welcome to Wiggers World


RuneE said...

Your first picture made a fresh change from the silhouettes often seen on SWF, but I really fell for photo the wheel. Looks a bit dangerous, but what a subject. There must be hundreds of great pictures just "waiting" to be found there.

Dick said...

Very nice skywatch, great sky and beautiful silhouette. Runee alredy said something different.

Petunia said...

Your first photo is awesome and I agree with Rune a really fresh change:)
Love your post!

Old Wom Tigley said...

Better late than never... and a great post this is.. it's all really been said above, and Runee pointed out all the great pictures just waiting to be had.
The Ferris Wheel is very ornate and beautiful and makes a great picture.. thanks for joining in and I'll catch up with you again soon Chanpheng

Marie said...

Thanks for visiting :)
Your photos are both beautiful!

Texas Travelers said...

Very good Skywatch.
Thanks for sharing the photo.
Come visit.