217 Photos - Jul 23, 2011
Photo: Orange Vision

Taken during the annual Chiang Mai Flower Festival (held 1st weekend of February). I had to wander out into the parade itself to get this girls photograph. Fortunately for me she stopped and smiled letting me take a much wider shot that the final image you see here. No colour alteration. Only a slight bit of cleaning up plus image cropping involved.Photo: A Tiger called "Pancake" #WildlifeWednesday - This was shot in macro mode on the outskirts of Chiang Mai, Thailand in a place called TIGER KINGDOM. It was a fascinating, exhilarating experience that I am pleased I did but I'm not sure I'd be brave enough to do it again. I was in the enclosure with seven fully grown Tigers wandering about. "Pancake" was just lazing in the sun and having a bit of an afternoon siesta!

Photography by Justin Hill ©Photo: Alcove Buddha

Not much to add about this shot. The golden Buddha was sitting perfectly framed in its red alcove. The light was just in the right place for me with hardly anything in shadow. All I had to do was point and take the shot.Photo: All Dressed Up!Photo: All That Glitters : No color alteration...this is how it looked!

Photography by Justin Hill ©Photo: Ancient Lanna Door

Chiang Mai is positively festooned with Temples, they are everywhere. Approximately 90% date back several hundred years or more with only the odd one or two that are newly built. You can tell from this shot of the double door that the temple in question is  very old indeed. Some of the temples are 700 years old. The original artwork is still on this door.Photo: Ancient Lanna KitchenPhoto: Bad Luck

Actually it was good luck for me as I happened to be walking by as someone dumped the bucket with the broken mirror in it just outside the guesthouse. The concrete floor & two tone brown painted wall make the perfect background. The shadows were leading the eye to the right hand side of the shot which was perfect as that was where the darkest area was anyway. The mirror itself (although broken) had been discarded in the bucket in such a way as to catch the crystal blue sky which added the one & only bright colour in the shot!Photo: Banner Tree

Photography by Justin Hill ©Photo: Bicycle Girls - Chiang Mai, ThailandPhoto: Big BuddhaPhoto: Blinding LightPhoto: Blue DogPhoto: Boots (After Magritte)Photo: Brush Vendor

Photography by Justin Hill ©Photo: Buddha & TreesPhoto: Butterfly Girl - Chiang Mai Flower FestivalPhoto: Caterpillar #MacroMonday

Photography by Justin Hill ©Photo: Chedi & TreesPhoto: Chinese TemplePhoto: Dark Rays

Not something I've really seen before. I am used to seeing the suns rays lighting things up from behind clouds but have never seen 'dark' light firing out like this. It was spectacular!Photo: Contemplative BuddhaPhoto: Cowgirl MajorettePhoto: Deep Purple #WildlifeWednesday

Photography by Justin Hill ©Photo: Deep ThoughtPhoto: Dragonfly & Clouds

This was an exercise in patience. No tripod. No shutter cable. Camera on macro. I was leaning over the water with the camera (Ricoh Caplio GX8) just an inch or so above the surface trying to remain as motionless as I could. Then I waited...and waited. Then it landed. I took the shot without being able to see the back screen or look through the view finder. The end result was spectacular!Photo: Emerald Beetle

This beautiful green beetle was spotted in our front yard in Omkoi, Thailand. Camera on macro.Photo: Eucalyptus Tree

I love the colours on the tree but the best thing for me in this shot is the crystal clear blue sky in the background. No colour alteration, this is how it looked.Photo: Eye of GeckoPhoto: Feline :- This is one of the temple cats in the village of Ban Dong, Omkoi Region, Chiang Mai Province, Thailand. I loved the way the color of the cat blended in with the background but stood out against the carpet!

Photography by Justin Hill ©Photo: Flip FlopsPhoto: Flowers on IcePhoto: Fried Chillis #FoodFriday Curated by +Karin Nelson and +Charles Lupica 

Photography by Justin Hill ©Photo: Gecko in BluePhoto: Giant Reclining BuddhaPhoto: GoldPhoto: Golden Buddha

Photographed in Wat Pantong temple in the city of Chiang Mai, Thailand. Very tranquil, peaceful & calming inside.Photo: Grand Palace Guardian

Taken in the King's Grand Royal Palace, Bangkok. They had just recently renovated these Thai traditional figures & everything was bright, sparkling and newly painted.Photo: Lantern Ladies #WomenWednesday - I love this image and couldn't care less about it being blurred!

Photography by Justin Hill ©Photo: Mantid

This Praying Mantid was another creature spotted in our front yard in Omkoi. I had to get in quick to take the shot as these beasts do tend to attack anything that comes near them. They are wonderful to watch but also have an unnerving quality about them. Very alien like.Photo: Monk in Window

Photography by Justin Hill ©Photo: Parasol & RosesPhoto: Purple Dragonfly

Another exercise in patience. These purple dragonflies were easier to photograph. They didn't seem to get 'spooked' and fly away to much.Photo: Restaurant Garden

Photography by Justin Hill ©Photo: Rice BabyPhoto: Saffron Robe

I'm not sure why these Monk's robes were discarded in the temple grounds but they made the shot by adding a huge splash of colour just in the right place.Photo: Small Grasshopper

Our front yard in Omkoi is more like a zoo at times. So many different creatures pay us visits. Some are fantastic and others make me nervous (poisonous snakes, incredibly large spiders etc). Anyway this little one was fantastic. I am very pleased it allowed me to get so near with my camera on macro to take the shot.Photo: Sunset Lake

Photography by Justin Hill ©Photo: Sunshine Road

Photography by Justin Hill ©Photo: Temple Games

This is my step-daughter 'Kaem' playing in a darkened temple in Omkoi. I just happened to turn around as she was framed by the giant doorway. The camera did the rest.Photo: Thai Bus #fourwheeledfriday

Photography by Justin Hill ©Photo: Tiger Butterfly

This is the only butterfly I've ever seen like this so I am very pleased I managed to take it's photograph before it flew away. Another macro shot.Photo: Tiger Stripes #WildlifeWednesday - Another "Too close for comfort" macro shot. If you are going to look at a Tiger skin then this is the way to do it...whilst it's still on a living Tiger! Absolute beauty. Love the colour. Love the pattern. Love the wild look of it!

Photography by Justin Hill ©Photo: Window on the World

On the way back to the UK. A very atmospheric shot. It was taken as an afterthought but the image is one that I am very proud of.Photo: Wooden Veins

Photography by Justin Hill ©Photo: Poplar Hill #FloralFriday Curated by +Tamara Pruessner :- Taken at the International Horticultural Exposition known as the Royal Flora Ratchaphruek Fair in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Everything was very ornate, precise and carefully laid out. Unfortunately the day we decided to go was overcast and gloomy but the greenery made up for it and brightened everything up for us all.

Photography by Justin Hill ©Photo: Water Pot #FloralFriday Curated by +Tamara Pruessner and #FernFriday Curated by +Dusty Gedge and +Shawn McClure :- If my memory serves me correctly this water pot and foliage arrangement was shot up Doi Suthep Mountain (Chiang Mai, Thailand) in the grounds of Phuping Palace. The Palace was built in1961 and serves as a winter residence for the Royal family and also as a guest residence for visiting heads of state from other countries. It's a very beautiful palace and very tranquil as you wander around the lavish gardens. The temperature is much cooler (although still very hot) as the palace is 1200 m above sea level.

Photography by Justin Hill ©Photo: Wat Chedi Liam #SacredSunday Curated by +Charles Lupica, +Manfred Berndtgen , +Robyn Morrison & +Margaret Tompkins and #ZenSunday Curated by +Charlotte Therese Björnström and +Simon Kitcher :- This is Wat Chedi Liam which is on the outskirts of the ancient city of Chiang Mai in northern Thailand. The temple was built around 1287 and is still in use to this day. The Chedi is a five-tiered design common in the early Lanna period. Each corner of the chedi is guarded by a large, outward facing lion, and there are Buddha statues showing different mudras on four of the tiers of the Chedi.

Photography by Justin Hill ©

#Thailand #ChiangMai #Temple #BuddhaPhoto: Traditional Shade #thaituesday Curated by +Peak Ness and #portraittuesday 
Curated by +Laura Balc :- Taken February 2011 during the Chiang Mai Annual Flower Festival in northern Thailand. I love this festival (along with many other Thai festivals like Songkran and Loi Kratong). It's such a blaze of color and a visual delight. The traditional Thai costumes are stunning. I really missed being there are seeing it this year. Maybe next year...

Photography by Justin Hill ©Photo: Wat Chiang Man #thaituesday Curated by +Peak Ness and #architexturetuesday Curated by +Ranjan Saraswati :- Wat Chiang Man was the very first temple built in the ancient city of Chiang Mai in the north of Thailand. It's such a tranquil and peaceful temple. The golden stupa /chedi that you see in the background has large stone elephants as part of the base.

Photography by Justin Hill ©Photo: Natural Beauty #womenwednesday Curated by +Niki Aguirre +Athena Carey +Lee Daniels +Christina Lawrie & +Teresa Stover :- This was Taken during the annual Chiang Mai Flower Festival 2011 in northern Thailand. Most tourists and photographers tend to concentrate on the heavily made up and younger Thai women in the parades. I admit myself that I have many shots featuring beautiful Thai girls but the older Thai women fascinate me just as much. They have so many stories to be told, you can see it in their faces. This woman is wearing no makeup at all .. she's completely natural and looks wonderful.

Photography by Justin Hill ©
#Thai #Thailand #chiangmaiPhoto: The Brown Leaf #travelthursday Curated by +Laura Mitchum and #leafonthursdays Curated by +Ray Bilcliff @Marilou Aballe & +Margaret Tompkins and #theorecticalthursday Curated by +Jason Dell :- This is a detail of part of one of the whitewashed Chedi / Stupa found at Wat Maha Wan in Chiang Mai , northern Thailand. I loved the shades and lack of color apart from the one brown leaf.

Photography by Justin Hill ©Photo: Wood & Charcoal Shed #thaituesday Curated by +Peak Ness and #tuesdecay Curated by +Ian Ference :- This is actually my father-in-law's wood and charcoal sheds in his back yard. It was 08:00 am and the sun was juts starting to warm things up so we were all out in the back trying to catch the first rays of the day when I noticed just how wonderful his old sheds looked in the morning light. On the far left and approx two thirds up you can just see a bit of a tiled roof getting into shot...that's the roof of my house in the village.

Photography by Justin Hill ©Photo: Hmong Village #fromtheairfriday Curated by +Andrew Vaughan Smith and #forestfriday Curated by +Rudolf Vlček :- Ok so I'm cheating a bit as I was not in a plane or actually "in the air" at all to take this shot. I was however high up the mountain of Doi Suthep in Chiang Mai, Thailand. If you go up the mountain and pass the temple, continue on to the northern residence of the Royal Family that is "Bhubing Palace" and just beyond that (up some very narrow roads) you'll come to a view point that overlooks the mountain range and a Hmong Village. The Hmong people and tribes are an Asian ethnic group from the mountainous regions of China, Vietnam, Laos, and Thailand. The Hmong started migrating slowly south in the 18th century due to political unrest and to find better land. In 1975 tens of thousands fled to Thailand seeking political asylum. Around 8,000 Hmong refugees remain in Thailand.

Photography by Justin Hill ©Photo: A Knowing Look #sacredsunday Curated by +Charles Lupica +Manfred Berndtgen +Robyn Morrison +Margaret Tompkins & +Sherrie von Sternberg and #zensunday Curated by +Charlotte Therese Björnström +Simon Kitcher & +Nathan Wirth :- This is an outdoor golden bronzed statue of Buddha at Wat Lok Molee (วัดโลกโมฬี) in the ancient northern city of Chiang Mai, Thailand. It sits quietly at the foot of a giant brickwork Chedi / Stupa. The peacefulness of these temples is hard to explain ... they are beautiful to visit, beautiful to photograph and simply beautiful to behold.

Photography by Justin Hill ©Photo: In Line #thaituesday Curated by +Peak Ness and #candidmoodtuesday 
Curated by +Paul Scott :- The annual Chiang Mai (Northern Thailand) Flower Festival is held in February. They always have a huge parade on the Saturday that seems to quite literally go on for hours. It's a wondrous spectacle, full of colors, sounds and smiles. It's also the best time to see the Thai's in traditional dress. Typically for this shot as everyone was running to the front I was running to the back as I saw the opportunity to get a shot that everyone else was missing.

Photography by Justin Hill ©Photo: Temple Offering #foodfriday Curated by +Nicholas Ong +Natty Netsuwan &
@D. DeMonteverde and #fruitsfriday Curated by @Vesna Krnjic & +Peter Teufl :- This shot was taken at Wat Phuakchang in the city of Chiang Mai in northern Thailand. Tropical fruits are left as offerings and also for the monks that live within the temple complex. None of your supermarket purchases here ... these are straight of the trees and palms!

Photography by Justin Hill ©Photo: Pink Braces #vibrantwednesday #vividwednesday Curated by +Ajay Hatti and #womenwednesday Curated by +Niki Aguirre +Athena Carey +Lee Daniels +Christina Lawrie & +Teresa Stover :- Here's a shot of a Thai girl wearing traditional Thai dress in the Chiang Mai flower festival parade in northern Thailand.

Photography by Justin Hill ©Photo: Monk & Elephant #sacredartsunday #sacredsunday Curated by +Charles Lupica  +Manfred Berndtgen +Robyn Morrison  +Margaret Tompkins & +Sherrie von Sternberg and #zensunday Curated by +Charlotte Therese Björnström  +Simon Kitcher & +Nathan Wirth :- I have a very good memory. I seem to be able to capture moments from my life and store them away in order to recall them at a later date. I clearly remember taking this shot. I spotted the monk wandering around the white chedi / stupa with his hands clasped together and as he went around the back I got in position and waited for him to come around again so that the stone elephant was in the shot too. Now...I'd love to be able to tell you which temple this was shot at in Chiang Mai but I have to say my memory isn't as good as I thought it was because it shames me to say I haven't got a clue!

Photography by Justin Hill ©  Photo: Ice Cream MonsterPhoto: Brownie #fidofriday Curated by +Wes Lum +mel peifer +Lisa Lisa & #feelgoodfriday Curated by +Rebecca Borg :- Something a little different from me today. This is a photograph of "Brownie" taking a nap on one of our traditional Thai Triangle Pillows. "Brownie" was a gift from one of our neighbors in the village, my wife and step daughter were delighted ... and I was overjoyed as I adore dogs. I've not seen "Brownie" for a long time as I am currently in the UK but my wife assures me (over the phone) that I'll be met by a very happy but much larger "Brownie" when I return. As for the dogs name, not my doing or my wife's ... that was all down to my wonderful step daughter.

Photography by Justin Hill ©Photo: Before The Parade Passes By #childrensaturday Curated by +Susan Southard  #photostorysaturday Curated by +Dave Beckerman and #shadesat 
Curated by +Roy Ross :- Every year the City of Chiang Mai in Northern Thailand holds a Flower Festival over the first weekend of February. On the Saturday morning they always have a huge parade that lasts for a good 3 to 4 hours with floats, marching bands, schools & villages all taking part. I'd been out early with the camera in order to capture the floats and some of the people in all their finery in the parade. The parade is so long that at times there's a break where some floats have gone to quick or some are having to slow up at the back etc. It was during one of these breaks that I spotted these children siting as patiently as they could waiting for the parade to start up again and come past. Taking comfort in the shade of the building (it was very hot) they look up the road with the hope that they can spot another float on it's way down.

Photography by Justin Hill ©Photo: Green Chilli #colorsonfriday Curated by +E.E. Giorgi +Gilmar Smith  +Christina Lihani +Erin Henderson & #foodfriday Curated by +Nicholas Ong  +Natty Netsuwan @D. DeMonteverde :- Feeling hot hot hot! A freshly picked crop of chillis wait to be weighed, bagged up and sent up north to the big city. No ordinary chillis either, these were from my father-in-laws field. They'd spent days picking them and throwing them into sacks that were then stacked up at the side of their field. My job (and part of the deal) was to drive the truck down to where they'd stacked the heavy bags, load them onto the truck and then deliver them to one of our neighbors who sorts them into different grades, weighs them and then pays us for our troubles. These are giant chilli, to give you an idea of scale just one chilli is approx the length of my hand (from wrist to finger tips).  One the job was done an ice cold 'Beer Chang' was in order!

Photography by Justin Hill ©Photo: The Buddhist Wheel of Dharma #sacredsunday Curated by +Charles Lupica  +Manfred Berndtgen +Robyn Morrison +Margaret Tompkins +Sherrie von Sternberg & #zensunday Curated by +Charlotte Therese Björnström  +Simon Kitcher  +Nathan Wirth :- This image was taken within the grounds of Wat PhanTao (วัดพันเตา) temple in Chiang Mai, Thailand. It was nearing one of the big "Buddha Day" celebrations and this temple had places hundreds of Buddhist Wheel flags alongside it's main building.

Photography by Justin Hill ©Photo: Bamboo   #grasstuesday Curated by +Ray Bilcliff @Marilou Aballe +Margaret Tompkins  #thaituesday Curated by +Peak Ness :- I took this shot in my father-in-law's yard high up in the mountains of Omkoi, Northern Thailand. Bamboo is a group of perennial evergreens in the true grass family Poaceae. Giant bamboos are the largest members of the grass family and therefore are at home In the #grasstuesday  category!

Photography by Justin Hill ©Photo: Life in the MountainsPhoto: Pigeon IslandPhoto: Meditation :- One of those wonderful moments that I managed to capture before it vanished. This novice monk was supposed to be mopping and cleaning the floor of the temple but he'd obviously got a better idea and sat down for a rest instead whilst nobody was looking. The light in the room was perfect and I got the shot without him even noticing me as he looked like he was deep in thought and 'miles away'.

Photography by Justin Hill ©Photo: Thai Locomotive #SteamySunday

Photography by Justin Hill ©Photo: Bamboo Bug #MacroMonday

Photography by Justin Hill ©Photo: Barbed Tree #TreeTuesday

Photography by Justin Hill ©Photo: Flip Flops

Photography by Justin Hill ©Photo: Sunlit Palm

Photography by Justin Hill ©Photo: Nam Tok #WaterfallWednesday 

Photography by Justin Hill ©Photo: Large Tree Lizard #WildlifeWednesday

Photography by Justin Hill ©Photo: Tribal Woman #WomenWednesday

Photography by Justin Hill ©Photo: Mae Sai & Tachilek #TravelThursday :- If you look carefully in this shot you'll notice a river winding through the mountains that appears to divide a town into two halves. In actual fact it defines a border between two countries. What you see here is the town of Mae Sai in Thailand on the left hand side of the river and the town of Tachilek in Myanmar (formerly Burma) on the right hand side of the river.

Photography by Justin Hill ©Photo: Gone But Not Forgotten #ThirstyThursday

Photography by Justin Hill ©Photo: StrawberriesPhoto: Try To Blend In #Caturday

Photography by Justin Hill ©Photo: Portrait of a Monk #SacredSunday

Photography by Justin Hill ©Photo: Black & Yellow Spider #MacroMonday

Photography by Justin Hill ©Photo: Headress #PortraitTuesday 

Photography by Justin HillPhoto: The Singer #WomenWednesday :- Taken inside HOTSHOTS nightclub in Chiang Mai. This club and the entire surrounding area have recently been under water due to the flooding in Thailand.

Photography by Justin Hill ©Photo: Reliquaries - Wat Suan Dok, Chiang Mai

Photography by Justin Hill ©Photo: Big & Small #TravelThursday :- I spotted this child playing with the lilies & the water at the foot of this big round Buddha image in Wat Chedi Luang, Chiang Mai, Thailand. Since this shot was taken they have removed the pot the child is playing with and built a room around the Buddha image changing it completely.

Photography by Justin Hill ©Photo: Sugary Sweet #FoodFriday :- With more 'E' Numbers than you can wave a stick at these Thai deserts, sweets and candies are guaranteed to make any child run around like a headless chicken or thing possessed. Marvelous.

Photography by Justin Hill ©Photo: Flower Bowl #FloralFriday curated by +Tamara Pruessner :- A little something my Thai wife put together one morning to greet visitors to our house high up in the mountains of Omkoi, Thailand.

Photography by Justin Hill ©Photo: Little Thai Witch #Halloween :- This is my step daughter fooling around with me a couple of years ago at our house up in the mountains in the north of Thailand. It was nearing the end of October and she decided she was going to try to look as much like a witch as she could by using what she could find in the yard. I think she did very good.

Photography by Justin Hill ©Photo: Wat Suan DokPhoto: Lantern Fly (Pyrops candelarius) #MacroMonday Curated by +Kerry Murphy , +Jennifer Eden & +Kelli Seeger Kim :- I'd never seen one of these creatures before in my life. I was astounded at how beautiful it looked and how odd it was at the same time. It took me a while to identify it using the internet but eventually found out that it's known by it's common name as a Lantern Fly.

Photography by Justin Hill ©Photo: Oily Heart #MinistractMonday Curated by +Tom McLaughlan :- For several days I kept spotting this heart shaped pattern of oil on the road on the way back to our apartment in Chiang Mai. I finally made a special journey (on foot) back to the spot and photographed it much to the amusement and bemusement of the local Thais!

Photography by Justin Hill ©Photo: Reflecting Fish #MirrorMonday Curated by +Catherine Vibert & +Jonny Scholes :- These are no ordinary fish. They are special...they are royal. They are in a pond at Phu Ping Palace (The Winter Palace of the King of Thailand) high up Doi Suthep Mountian in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Photography by Justin Hill ©Photo: Bodhi Tree #TreeTuesday Curated by +Christina Lawrie :- The Bodhi tree is a highly revered tree in Thailand. It is said that the Lord Buddha finally achieved enlightenment whilst sitting in the shade of one of these trees.

Photography by Justin Hill ©Photo: Family Portrait #PortraitTuesday :- This is a portrait of my wife's old school friend and her children. They live high up in the mountains of Omkoi. I love this shot!

Photography by Justin Hill ©Photo: Night Prowler #WildlifeWednesday Curated by +Mike Spinak :- One of the joys of living up in the mountains of Thailand is that I don't have to travel very far to photograph various insects, bugs and creatures. I was walking around our house doing the late night check just before locking up when I spotted this fairly large beetle / bug on our driveway. It was very dark outside so I stuck the flash on the camera, set it to macro and then fumbled around on my hands and knees hoping that I could get a reasonable shot. It came out much better than I thought it would and makes for a very dramatic night shot.

Photography by Justin Hill ©Photo: Caught Resting #WomenWednesday Curated by +Niki Aguirre , +Athena Carey , +Lee Daniels & +Christina Lawrie :- The annual Chiang Mai flower festival parade is held every February on the first Saturday of that month. The parade (approx) lasts for three hours and participants walk the duration in the hot Thai sun. Once in a while the parade grinds to a halt due to hold ups etc and everyone gets to stand around for 5 minutes before they have to trudge on. I just happened to be in the right place at the right time as this Thai woman decided standing around wasn't good enough and crouched down to relax before having to stand up and set off again. Just as I was about to take the shot she turned and caught me aiming the camera at her. Timing is everything!

Photography by Justin Hill ©Photo: If I Only Had A Heart #TheoreticalThursday curated by +Jason Dell :- This rusty heart on a metal sliding gate was something I had walked past (near our apartment) a few times. Each time I saw it I wondered what had made the rust take on that shape. In the end I surmised that it must have been a heart shaped sticker that had eventually worn away or been peeled off and that the residue left behind attracted the rust leaving this wonderful image behind. Naturally I was forced to grab the camera and photograph it!

Photography by Justin Hill ©Photo: Thai Pigeon #SongbirdSaturday curated by +John Briggs :- I have no idea how I got this shot, I was so certain that the pigeon in question would fly away the minute I got anywhere near it. Much to my surprise (and luck) it simply stood there and let me place my camera so near (on macro mode) so I could pick up all the detail in the feathers etc. This was taken on a small man made island at Wat Umong Temple, Chiang Mai.Photo: Verge of Transition #MacroMonday Curated by +Kerry Murphy , +Jennifer Eden & +Kelli Seeger Kim :- I spotted this caterpillar getting ready to cocoon itself hanging from the gate post of our house high up in the mountains of Omkoi, Thailand. Love the markings and colors of it and also like the blurred dirt track / road of our village in the background.

Photography by Justin Hill ©Photo: Get KnottedPhoto: Heads #WhateverWednesday Curated by +Cicely Robin Laing :- Within the moated walls of Chiang Mai there is a reasonably large walled garden that's open to the public in daylight hours. The garden is owned and operated by a company that makes statues and statuettes. Their main claim to fame is that the statues (once finished) look ancient and resemble things that you would expect to find in long lost temples etc. The garden is where they leave their newly made statues to age in the sun and wind and rain (when there is some). They stress a lot of their work before dumping them in the garden. Here you see a pile of Buddha heads that have already been stressed and left to 'age'.

Photography by Justin Hill ©Photo: Cross Eyed Bug #WildlifeWednesday Curated by +Mike Spinak :- Over the years I have taken many different photographs of bugs, insects, spiders and beasts of various shapes and sizes in Thailand. Of all the shots I have captured this one for me ranks high up on the list as far as favourites go. I spotted this large green bug in our back yard up in the mountains of Omkoi. Quickly grabbing my camera I set it to macro mode and got on my knees and elbows to take a few shots. For some reason I decided to try to get a head shot and pointed the camera directly at the bug from a few centimeters away. It was only when I checked the shot later that I realised the bug had focused (as best it could) on my camera which gave it a cross eyed appearance much to the delight of my 10 year old step daughter.

Photography by Justin Hill ©Photo: River View #ThirstyThursday Curated by +Giuseppe Basile :- This is a small river just on the outskirts of Chiang Mai. There's a nature trail and very worn footpath that wanders all the way up the side of the river leading to a small but very beautiful waterfall.

Photography by Justin Hill ©Photo: Pink Candy #FoodFriday Curated by +Charles Lupica :- Thai food is some of the most exquisite food you can find on the planet. Very exotic, sometimes spicy but all in all a delight and treat for the taste buds. Then you have the Thai candy ... sickly, sugary and so sweet that it knocks out all other taste sensations for hours. This photograph shows you the sort of thing I'm talking about. Pink, sickly sweet candy...

Photography by Justin Hill ©Photo: Scutigera Coleoptrata #MacroMonday Curated by +Kerry Murphy , +Jennifer Eden & +Kelli Seeger Kim :- I really do not like these things at all. For the sake of photography I will get as close as I can to get the shot but after that I am dust ... they creep me out a lot. From what I have been told they are highly poisonous and toxic too. This one was on the side of our house, very near to our front door.

Photography by Justin Hill ©Photo: Celebration #TravelThursday Curated by +Laura Mitchum :- This looks like a set up but I assure you it isn't, this is how it looked when I came across it down a road in Chiang Mai, Thailand. There had been a festival the day before so I am guessing that somebody got bored of carrying their flags and streamers and placed them in the arms of the statue. I thought it looked good anyway so took a shot of it.

Photography by Justin Hill ©Photo: Dragon Fruit #FoodFriday Curated by +Charles Lupica & +Bobbi Lance :- I remember my first trip to Thailand. I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw various strange foods for the first time. Some of them looked so alien to me, I had no idea what they were, how they tasted or how you even ate them! These are known as "Dragon Fruit" they look pretty wild & colorful.

Photography by Justin Hill ©Photo: Mothra #MacroMonday Curated by +Kerry Murphy , +Jennifer Eden and +Kelli Seeger Kim :- The only time I have ever seen a large butterfly or moth is when it's been pinned to a board and stuck behind glass in a museum or worse still pinned to board and stuck behind glass just so that it can be sold in a market to tourists. We were very lucky this day. I heard a shout from outside and was told to grab my camera. When I stepped outside I could see it straight away...it had settled on one of our pot plants on the porch, each wing was the size of my hand and it was motionless, resting, posing away, waiting for me to get the shots in. This is close up of an Atlas moth.

Photography by Justin Hill ©Photo: Reverie #WomenWednesday Curated by +Niki Aguirre, +Athena Carey, +Lee Daniels and +Christina Lawrie :- This was taken back in February 2011 during the annual Chiang Mai Flower Festival in the north of Thailand. I was running around like a thing possessed firing the camera off in all directions trying to capture as much of the parade as I could before it was all over. I needn't have worried though as the parade lasted for four hours! Ha! Anyway, many of the floats that are adorned with flowers also have Thai women in traditional dress sitting on them waving happily at the crowds and tourists along the way. This woman however was not waving, she looked miles away in thought and there seemed to be a stark contrast between how she looked and all the celebrations around her. I have no idea what was on her mind.

Photography by Justin Hill ©Photo: I See You #MacroMonday Curated by +Kerry Murphy , +Jennifer Eden , +Melanie Kintz & +Kelli Seeger Kim :- Sometimes you come across the strangest things high up in the mountain villages of Thailand. My father in law (figure on the left in the background) decided to call in on a neighbor (figure on the right) whilst I was out with him and they just happened to have this very large and beautiful lizard sitting there in their driveway. Luckily I had the camera with me (it's rare that I am without it) and I managed to get in close and get this shot!

Photography by Justin Hill ©Photo: Moth Markings #BuggyFriday Curated by +Ray Bilcliff and +Sherry McBriar :- Photographed up in the mountains of Omkoi (Chiang Mia Province, Thailand) this moth was sunning itself in the yard of my in-laws. From wing tip to wing tip it was (roughly) the size of my hand (wrist to finger tips). I was amazed at it's wonderful ornate markings. No bright colors, just earthy browns and wooded patterns.

Photography by Justin Hill ©Photo: Fun in the Rain #FeelGoodFriday Curated by +Rebecca Borg & #WeAreParents Curated by +Juan Gonzalez :- This is 'Kaem' my little girl. She's actually my step daughter but she's started to take on my mannerisms and seems to have adopted the same sense of humor and fun outlook on life as me to. She's adorable and I love her so very much.Photo: A Thai Wai #WorldCultureSunday Curated by +Gene Tewksbury :- This shot was taken in a whitewashed temple named "Wat Mahawan" on Thapae Road in the ancient city of Chiang Mai in Northern Thailand. The temple itself can be dated back to the 14th Century. Buddhism & respect are very much central to Thai culture. Even their statues "Wai" (palms placed together in front of the chest) which is a Thai greeting.

Photography by Justin Hill ©Photo: Tree of Bees #TreeTuesday Curated by +Christina Lawrie and +Shannon S. Myers :- It was a hot and humid afternoon in the village of Omkoi, Chiang Mai Province, Thailand. I was with my in-laws in their chili field with my wife and step daughter having a lunchtime snack and getting some shade in the hut on the hill from the searing sun. My step daughter was wittering away in Thai at me as usual and I was picking up the odd word and trying to work out what was being said. My wife ended up translating for me and I was suddenly on the motorbike with my camera and step daughter heading off towards a wooded area. We parked the bike and walked for a few minutes and then she pointed out a big tree to me and there they were...bees, loads of them all hanging off the tree. I thank my step daughter for this shot, she knows I love photography and is always keeping her eye out for things to photograph. I think she gets a kick out of it too.

Photography by Justin Hill ©Photo: Palm Cluster #FloralFriday Curated by +Tamara Pruessner :- The Thai's never do things by halves. This shot was taken at the "Royal Flora Ratchaphruek" Chiang Mai International Horticultural Exposition in the city of Chiang Mai, in the north of Thailand. We must have been wandering around the place for several hours, it was truly breathtaking and very stunning.

Photography by Justin Hill ©Photo: Dancing in the Street  +Women Wednesday  #womenwednesday Curated by +Niki Aguirre  +Athena Carey  +Lee Daniels  +Christina Lawrie  +Teresa Stover  #vibrantwednesday #vividwednesday Curated by +Ajay Hatti +#WayWednesday  #waywednesday Curated by +Peter Carroll & +Rob Tilley  :- This was shot in 2011 along Tha Pae Road in the city of Chiang Mai (Northern Thailand) during the annual Flower Festival held each February. The parade starts at approx 09:00 am and lasts for a good three to four hours. It provides so many  colors, smiles and sights along with many photographic opportunities. It's an event that I have witnessed many times over the years and I still love watching it and will never tire of it. Beautiful.

Photography by Justin Hill ©Photo: Hmong Girl  +Women Wednesday  #womenwednesday Curated by +Niki Aguirre  +Athena Carey +Lee Daniels +Christina Lawrie +Teresa Stover  , +#VibrantWednesday  #vividwednesday Curated by +Ajay Hatti and #wowwednesday Curated by +Jan Paul Anthony Zabala :- Here's a shot of a Hmong Tribal girl in the Annual Chiang Mai Flower Festival (held every February) in the city of Chiang Mai, Thailand. The parade is a bombardment on your senses. It's chock full of sights, sounds, colors and smells. As with all parades it does tend to grind to a half from time to time and when it does that I steal my chance and run out in among them all and grab what shots I can. This was on one of those occasions.

Photography by Justin Hill ©Photo: Wooden Shutters  +#Window Wednesday  #windowwednesday Curated by +Jules Falk Hunter +Simon Kitcher  +Jason Kowing  +Cheryl Cooper @Martin OBER #woodenwednesday +Wooden Wednesday  Curated by +Jennifer Landau +Stefan Bittner +Jan Lindenberg :- A restaurant down a side street (Soi) in Chiang Mai (Thailand) opens up it's shutters in the afternoon sun to let some air blow through. Hard to believe that anyone can fit inside to eat looking at all the greenery but it is in fact a very nice place to grab a bite to eat and relax in.

Photography by Justin Hill © Photo: Four White Buddhas  +SacredSunday™  #sacredsunday Curated by +Manfred Berndtgen +Robyn Morrison +Chatchai Rombix +Carolyn St.Charles and myself  +Zen Sunday  #zensunday Curated by +Charlotte Therese Björnström +Simon Kitcher +Nathan Wirth :- These magnificent White Buddhas sit in a small room in a temple complex called Wat Palad in Chiang Mai , Thailand. The temple sits halfway up Doi Suthep Mountain and is one that is predominantly overlooked by tourists and the guidebooks because a few kilometers further up there's Wat Phrathat Temple which is one of the most revered temples in the Kingdom. The Thai Government didn't register this hidden beauty until 1991 even though the temple grounds are way over 650 years old!

Photography by Justin Hill ©Photo: Karmic Silhouette  +SacredSunday™  #sacredsunday Curated by +Manfred Berndtgen +Robyn Morrison +Steve Barge +Chatchai Rombix +Carolyn St.Charles and myself +Zen Sunday  #zensunday Curated by +Charlotte Therese Björnström +Simon Kitcher +Nathan Wirth :- This is a shot from inside a smaller building within the Wat Phra Singh temple complex in Chiang Mai, northern Thailand. I love wandering around these Thai temples, they are rich in color and decoration, highly ornate with their carvings and architecture and above all such peaceful places to escape from the noise and mayhem of the city and life in general.

Photography by Justin Hill ©Photo: Second Home   #thaituesday Curated by +Peak Ness +My Town Tuesday  #mytowntuesday Curated by +Melanie Kintz +Jamie Furlong :- Something a little different from me today. I am often posting images of my home town of Brighton on the south coast of England but when I am not living there I am living up in the mountains of Northern Thailand. Here's an image that I captured on March 21st 2011 from my father-in-law's field. It's of the village of Ban Dong in a region called Omkoi in the Province of Chiang Mai. Ban Dong is our village, it's my second home. Over the brow of that small hill and in among the palms and  bamboo trees is our house. It an idyllic real working Thai mountain village. The nearest city is that of Chiang Mai which is a good two and a half hour drive north, an hour and a half of which is a winding, dipping, rising, switchback mountain road. I love this village.

Google Earth Ref :-  17°47'59.14"N  98°22'2.43"E



Photography by Justin Hill ©Photo: Bim +Women Wednesday  #womenwednesday Curated by +Niki Aguirre  +Athena Carey +Lee Daniels +Christina Lawrie +Teresa Stover #woodenwednesday Curated by +Jennifer Burke +Stefan Bittner +Jan Lindenberg and #wowwednesday Curated by +Jan Paul Anthony Zabala :- Before I tell you about this image I want to state very clearly that I did not take this photograph. Unfortunately it's not my work and the full name, address and contact of the studio that did take it is respectfully at the bottom of this post. The Thai woman in this image is 'Bim'. We met in the northern city of  Chiang Mai, Thailand, became partners and then got married a few years ago. 'Bim' is my wife. It was her idea for us to go the this photo studio / parlor for a traditional Lanna style Thai dress session. It was actually quite a laugh and far better than I thought it would be. Anyway, this is a shot that I particularly like from the session that I thought i'd share with you all.

Studio details are :-
Chaiya Photography Studio
104/1 Chaiya Studio
Chiang Mai Night Bazaar
Changklan Road
Chiang Mai 50100
Ph: 081 602 3456
chaiyastudio@hotmail.comPhoto: Turquoise Karma  +TurquoiseThursday  #TurquoiseThursday Curated by +Tatiana Parmeeva +History Thursday  #HistoryThursday Curated by +Matt Shalvatis #TheoreticalThursday Curated by +Jason Dell :- Quiet, tranquil and very peaceful. This statue sits with it's back to a lake in he temple complex of Wat Umong in the city of Chiang Mai , northern Thailand. Wat Umong is located against the mountains of Doi Suthep and is just outside the city center. The temple itself was built in 1297 by King Manglai of the Lan Na dynasty. The entire complex consists of 37.5 rai (15 acres) of wooded grounds. It's nickname is the "The Forest Wat" (Wat is Thai for temple).  The wat is famous for its ancient tunnels and large stupa.  These tunnels were supposedly built by the King and painted with bush scenes so they could keep a famous but mentally deranged monk within the grounds of the monastery as he had a habit of just wandering off into the bush for days on end. Wat Umong is unique in that the resident monks live in a very natural setting, and occasionally feed the deer that live in the area. Information and some of the text here from Wikipedia( (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page). I have been to this temple many many times as my step daughter love to go in the tunnels as well as feed the fish, turtles, and ducks in the large pond.

Photography by Justin Hill ©Photo: Park Flowerbed  +FloralFriday  #floralfriday Curated by +Tamara Pruessner +ColorsOnFriday  #colorsonfriday Curated by +E.E. Giorgi +Gilmar Smith +Christina Lihani  +Erin Henderson  +FeelGoodFriday  #feelgoodfriday Curated by +Rebecca Borg :- Suan Buak Haad Park sits on the South West corner of the ancient and historical old moated city of Chiang Mai in Northern Thailand. It's a place of relaxation and tranquility. Large ponds are full of fish that make the water "boil" when you feed them, food stalls sell Thai snacks and drinks alongside vendors that rent out rolled up mats for you to lay out on the grass and lounge upon. There's a running track that surrounds the park that has a constant stream of joggers throughout the day and a tarmac sporting area in one corner where many Thai's play a traditional game of "Sepak takraw" (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sepak_takraw) with a rattan ball. This flower bed was neatly laid out to the north of the park, it was ablaze with color as it soaked up the hot sun.I captured this shot on February 5th 2011 during the weekend of the annual Chiang Mai Flower Festival.

Photography by Justin Hill ©Photo: Lanna Chedi  +SacredSunday™ #sacredsunday Curated by +Manfred Berndtgen  +Robyn Morrison +Steve Barge +Chatchai Rombix +Carolyn St.Charles and myself +Zen Sunday #zensunday Curated by +Charlotte Therese Björnström +Simon Kitcher +Nathan Wirth :- This is the majestic temple of "Wat Chedi Liam"  which was one of the wats (temples) in the ancient Thai city of Wiang Kum Kam, now part of the city of Chiang Mai in Northern Thailand. The temple was built c.1287 and is still in use to this day, Monks still reside there. The Chedi itself is a five-tiered design and construction that's common with the early Lanna period ('Lanna' rule refers to the period AD 1259-1558).

Photography by Justin Hill ©Photo: Lamphun Gateway  +DoorSunday  #DoorSunday Curated by +André Roßbach  +Dave Krugman :- Pretty impressive huh! This awesome looking door and gate is a section of an ornamental wall that forms part of the "Queen Chamadevi Monument" in the town of Lamphun in the north of Thailand. Queen Chamadevi founded Lamphun as the capital of the Haripunchai kingdom in the 9th century. Not far from the town's main market there is a statue of the Queen (offerings are still left to this very day), this ornate and beautiful stone doorway sits behind that statue. There are many legends about the Lanna Queen "Chamadevi". Apparently she was a strikingly beautiful woman who endured many personal misfortunes. More information about the Queen can be found here :- http://hilltribethailand.blogspot.co.uk/2009/01/legend-s-of-queen-chamadevi.html

Photography by Justin Hill ©Photo: ต้นไม้ต่าง ๆ  +Tree Tuesday  #treetuesday Curated +Christina Lawrie +Shannon S. Myers  #thaituesday Curated by +Peak Ness :- Not so far from my father in laws field high up in the mountains of Omkoi stands a large copse of trees. My 11 year old step daughter wanted to take me there to show me a tree that had many bees nesting on it so we jumped on the motorbike and shot on over there. As I was traipsing through and following her to the spot I noticed this tree and the beautiful backdrop of sunlit trees behind it. "Kaem" my step daughter was curious to see what I was up to and was trying desperately hard to look into the back of the camera whilst standing on tip toes. I showed her the resulting shot and got a thumbs up of approval! The title "ต้นไม้ต่าง ๆ" is Thai for "Various Trees".

Photography by Justin Hill ©Photo: Let Sleeping Dogs Lie  +Fido Friday #fidofriday Curated by +Wes Lum  +mel peifer & +Lisa Lisa :- Thought I'd share one of my silly photographs with you today. This is an image I captured in our house high up in the mountains of Omkoi in Thailand. Our two puppies "Brownie" & "Pu Fei" were taking an evening nap on my Thai cushion / lounger and my wife's "Frog" pillow when my step daughter "Kaem" came running in and placed her toy dog with them. It made for such a great image I grabbed the shot (had to use the flash). This was taken on the June 11th 2011. "Pu Fei" is unfortunately no longer with us, she was a beautiful and highly intelligent white puppy. However, "Brownie" is still going strong and is as stupid as ever.

Photography by Justin Hill ©Photo: Pentatomidae Cantao Ocellatus  +ColorsOnFriday  #colorsonfriday Curated by +Karsten Meyer +Gailen Mapes & +FeelGoodFriday  #feelgoodfriday Curated by +Rebecca Borg and +Buggy Friday  #buggyfriday 
Curated by +Ray Bilcliff +Margaret Tompkins   :- Thanks to +Kim Sinclair I now know that this bug is part of the Pentatomidae family and it's Latin name is "Cantao Ocellatus" . The joy of having a house up in the mountains of Thailand is that I don't really have to go looking for things to photograph as a lot of the time they come to he house and find me! This exquisite bug was sunning itself on a leaf in our front yard so I grabbed he camera, stuck it on macro mode and grabbed the shot before I missed the chance. It was only approximately 20 millimeters (2 centimeters) in length and I was fascinated by its markings and bright colors.

Photography by Justin Hill ©Photo: Moth Drive +Buggy Friday  #buggyfriday Curated by +Ray Bilcliff +Margaret Tompkins :- Once again my lack of knowledge regarding insects and bugs halts me from being able to tell you what type of moth this actually is. If I do find out at any point I shall rectify things by editing the title and post accordingly. I was actually meant to be bringing the washing in from drying outside on the wooden clothes airer that you can see in our driveway on the right. When left in charge of these tasks I normally have a heightened visual awareness about me as it has been known to find snakes on the wooden frame along with the clothes so my eyes look about the place everywhere. I spotted this beautiful little creature resting in the shade on the wall of our house so nipped back inside, grabbed the camera and got the shot. Our house is in a rural, working Thai village high up in the mountains of Omkoi in northern Thailand, well away from tourists and travelers.

Photography by Justin Hill ©Photo: Golden Ganesh (Phra Phikanet)  +SacredSunday™  #sacredsunday Curated by +Manfred Berndtgen +Robyn Morrison +Steve Barge +Chatchai Rombix  and myself & +Zen Sunday  #zensunday Curated by +Charlotte Therese Björnström @Simon Kitcher +Nathan Wirth :- Because Thailand is mainly a Buddhist country (nearly 95% of Thailand's population is Buddhist of the Theravada school) it shares much of it's imagery with India. Figures of Ganesh can be seen in temples, on posters and are hung around necks as pendants (I have one my wife gave me). However the Thai's have their own name for the Elephant headed multi armed deity of merchants and that name is 'Phra Phikanet'. This one can be found across a road that runs alongside Wat Lok Molee temple in the city of Chiang Mai, Thailand. At a guess it's approximately 4 feet (1.21 meters) high and very bright to look at in the harsh sunlight.

Photography by Justin Hill ©Photo: Lizard on Concrete  +Wildlife Wednesdays #wildlifewednesday curated by +Mike Spinak +Morkel Erasmus #wowwednesday Curated by +Jan Paul Anthony Zabala :- A bit like "Dick Dastardly" trying to catch the pigeon I was desperately trying to capture the lizard. I'd spotted it zipping about in and around our large concrete plant containers in our front yard. Stealthily creeping up on it with the camera all ready to go I moved in for the shot only for it to vanish before my eyes in a flash. Challenge on. I think it must have taken about 45 minutes before I finally managed to get the shot. It wasn't where I'd have preferred to shoot it but to be honest I don't think I had much choice and I am reasonably happy with the end result. So here it is, resting on a large concrete container in our front yard in Omkoi, high up in the mountains of Northern Thailand.

Photography by Justin Hill ©Photo: Golden Cocoon  +Buggy Friday  #buggyfriday Curated by +Ray Bilcliff +Margaret Tompkins :- My wonderful step daughter spotted this small golden cocoon on one of the brick supports to our house in Omkoi, Northern Thailand. I was fascinated to see how it appeared to be suspended in "mid air". It looked as if it was floating within the "hair shell" it had made itself. I couldn't see any means of support no matter how hard I looked, it till fascinates me to this day! I have no idea what type of bug or insect it is but judging by the color of the cocoon itself I would hazard a guess that it's some kind of moth. The cocoon has incredible markings.

Photography by Justin Hill ©Photo: Red Stink Bug  +Buggy Friday  #buggyfriday Curated by +Ray Bilcliff +Sherry McBriar +Dorothy Pugh  :- I spotted this bright little bug resting on a spiky potted plant on the porch of our house up in the mountains of Omkoi. I have since found out that it is a "Stink Bug" or "Shield Bug" (Pentatomidae). The common name derives from its tendency to eject a foul smelling glandular substance  when disturbed and apparently in some species the liquid contains cyanide compounds with a rancid almond scent. At the time I was very close as the camera was on macro mode so I am very thankful that the bug in question was patient with me and did not decide to stink me out!

Photography by Justin Hill ©Photo: Wat Monthian Buddha  #sacredsunday +Zen Sunday  #zensunday Curated by +Charlotte Therese Björnström  +Nathan Wirth :- Wat Monthian is situated in the city of Chiang Mai in the North of Thailand. The temple overlooks the northern side of the one mile square moat that surrounds the original part of the ancient and historic city. Over a year or so I watched them build this Buddha. It starting off life as a wooden and wire framework and slowly it took shape a grew .

Photography by Justin Hill ©Photo: CowpeasPhoto: Happy BuddhaPhoto: Green Vine SnakePhoto: Long Winged MantisPhoto: SpottedPhoto: KwaiPhoto: Beautifully PresentedPhoto: Ahaetulla NasutaPhoto: Omkoi ReservoirPhoto: Mountains of OmkoiPhoto: Fresh VegPhoto: Scales +FoodFriday curated by +D. DeMonteverde +Natty Netsuwan +Moon Lee +Jenn Oliver #FoodFriday :- Tropical fruits sit by a set of old scales on a makeshift stall in a village within a region known as Omkoi (Chiang Mai Province) in Northern Thailand. I was always fascinated looking at the various fruit that grew in the Kingdom, everything seemed so different and alien compared to what I was used to in the UK. Just looking at this image evokes the smells and sounds of the village and above all makes me think of the heat from the afternoon sun on my skin. I miss the village very much .. and everybody in it.

Photography by Justin Hill © Photo: Argiope AnasujaPhoto: Home to RoostPhoto: Queen's PagodaPhoto: Returning HomePhoto: Overlooking the NeighborsPhoto: Dried OctopusPhoto: Street Food CartPhoto: Old SongthaewPhoto: Smiling Tribe GirlPhoto: Hanging OrchidsPhoto: Crumbling StupaPhoto: Evening by the RiverPhoto: Dark StepsPhoto: Warorot MarketPhoto: Brush SellerPhoto: Khon MasksPhoto: SamlorPhoto: Sugarcane Longhorn BeetlePhoto: Intricate DoorPhoto: Thai Beer GardenPhoto: Peace LilyPhoto: Shielded from the SunPhoto: On the BusPhoto: Chilling OutPhoto: Little MonkeysPhoto: Red RoofPhoto: Hut on the LakePhoto: Rickety BridgePhoto: Staying WarmPhoto: Straight and NarrowPhoto: Sap Pa Rot & TængmoPhoto: Candles & BuddhaPhoto: Carnival FunPhoto: Blue and OrangePhoto: Thai CookPhoto: Field HutPhoto: Bodhi Tree ShrinePhoto: Three ElephantsPhoto: Burmese Style TemplePhoto: Hot WheelsPhoto: Rickety BridgePhoto: Skytrain StationPhoto: Paper LanternsPhoto: Snack AtackPhoto: New ConstructionPhoto: Stairway to EnlightenmentPhoto: Mirror MonkPhoto: Closed ShutPhoto: Day BowlsPhoto: Fresh Market ProducePhoto: Temple Building at NightPhoto: Over the Temple WallPhoto: Communications PostPhoto: Dark GoldPhoto: Triple LanternPhoto: Tamarind TreePhoto: Gold & CalmPhoto: Backed by GreeneryPhoto: Drying Out