Wat Chiang Mun

Ohhh found another Chiang Mai temple I had forgotten about! The beautiful Wat Chiang Mun with its incredible, multi coloured wall murals.  Photo frenzy!!!!!! The temple has gorgeous delicate red and gold paintings. The murals were repainted in 1996 and depict the founding of Chiang Rai and Chiang Mai Chedi Chang Lom is the Elephant Chedi – theContinue reading “Wat Chiang Mun”

Thai Temple architecture

Here’s a final look at the colourful joy that is Wat Phra That Doi Suthep. So let’s take yet another look at some of the sparkly gold, red, green and blue decorations. In the guise of this blog being semi educational (and not just LOADS of my holiday snaps!!) here’s a bit of a breakneck tourContinue reading “Thai Temple architecture”

Doi Suthep 2

Doi Suthep is an astonishing temple complex, perched high on the mountain side. Its site was established, according to legend, by a white elephant, bearing a sacred relic of Buddha, choosing the site. Whatever the reason it is a cornucopia of architecture, colour and glitz. With delicate detailing covering every inch of the buildings. It’sContinue reading “Doi Suthep 2”

Amalfi coast – spectacular

Neil surveys the view at the pretty coastal town of Amalfi. It is indeed Salad days . . . Here’s a different view of Amalfi, a gorgeous little piece of paradise. A speciality of the region – delicate, ornate little painted tiles. Next to the obligitory moped!!! Here’s another of the beautiful little villages onContinue reading “Amalfi coast – spectacular”