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photoblog image Temple Pano . . . .

Temple Pano . . . .

Cannot recall the name of this one. Ray will know....
The distortion from the pano is obvious as the curve in front is actually dead straight.
Thai and Khmer temples are all built around strict rules as to orientation (i.e. east west) and length of each part. Amazing architecture for the times.
Anyways, I've climbed to the top of a Chedi and taken this one. Sao was not keen on the climb . . . .
It's not brilliant, but shows the local area and the temple off well.
The green in the distance is the area protecting this from the Chao Praya river that is prone to flooding..... And this is amazing to see when it's in full flood, that whole area in front would be river estate if that protection were not there. And it's tenuous at best..... (especially when standing under it)
Gotta love Thailand....
Cheers
Rob

Temple Pano . . . .

Cannot recall the name of this one. Ray will know....
The distortion from the pano is obvious as the curve in front is actually dead straight.
Thai and Khmer temples are all built around strict rules as to orientation (i.e. east west) and length of each part. Amazing architecture for the times.
Anyways, I've climbed to the top of a Chedi and taken this one. Sao was not keen on the climb . . . .
It's not brilliant, but shows the local area and the temple off well.
The green in the distance is the area protecting this from the Chao Praya river that is prone to flooding..... And this is amazing to see when it's in full flood, that whole area in front would be river estate if that protection were not there. And it's tenuous at best..... (especially when standing under it)
Gotta love Thailand....
Cheers
Rob

comments (6)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 12 Jun 2009, 04:07
Ahh! The temple whose name cannot be named...

Actually, Rob, it looks quite different with this distorting treatment.
Rob Martin: I will be back with the name.
Got got up real high for this one... smile
Cheers
Rob
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 12 Jun 2009, 04:18
They certainly seem to favour the highly ornate Rob
Rob Martin: That's an understatement Zed.
Over the top is the standard state of affairs....
smile
Cheers
rob
Lovely photo Rob, even with the distortion. And to be honest for us who have never been there if you hadn't told us were would never have known that this wasn't how it should be. This doesn't look like a place of peace, as yesterday's one. But certainly I think you have captured the splendour.

Now I have to google the place that cannot be named to find out more about those flood defences.
Rob Martin: This is Wat Chai Wattanaram.
It's one of the better preserved temples.
Not as old as the Angkor temples, but significant in Thai history.
Cheers
Rob
I don't mind the distortion here. What a magnificent place!
All the best
Rob Martin: thanks Richard.
A little different
Cheers
Rob
Fascinating place Rob and well photographed. I bet there is a wealth of photos at this place.
Rob Martin: There sure is.
One day I'll get to some more..
smile
Cheers
Rob
Wonderful result ! A likey !
Rob Martin: thanks Zeb.
glad you like it.
I had to climb a massive chedi (Stupa in some languages) toget these shots so I could make the pano
Cheers
Rob

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