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The Pink Lotus at the Palace–Sacred Flowers, Thailand

We meander around the Grand Palace of Thailand admiring the ornate temples and buildings that were once places of worship and home to the King.  At every turn, I see urn planters, filled with water, to float the beautiful lotus flowers of spiritual significance.  Here, the pink lotus is in full bloom, as only happens… Continue reading The Pink Lotus at the Palace–Sacred Flowers, Thailand

Reflection in the Urn, Thailand

Global photo stories–Photographs and stories of world cultures, nature, wildlife and global learning. There are many beautiful planters at the Grand Palace of Thailand.  Some of the planters are filled with water to grow the lotus flowers.  Not only are these flowers lovely, they are symbolic for Buddhism and Hinduism and… Continue reading Reflection in the Urn, Thailand

Guests of the Grand Palace–Explore and Discover, Thailand

The Grand Palace of Thailand is a royal complex of ceremonial halls, temples, and buildings that stand tribute to the city of Bangkok.  From 1782 to 1932, the palace was home to kings, staff, servants, elephants, and government offices.  Today, the king no longer rules Thailand–but serves as a beloved figurehead.   The Grand Palace… Continue reading Guests of the Grand Palace–Explore and Discover, Thailand

Discover Thailand!

  Over ninety percent of Thai people are Buddhists.  The temples are graced with statues of Buddha in different positions to relay messages of kindness, enlightenment and gratitude.   I took this photo of the reclining Buddha, draped in saffron, at at temple called Wat Yai Chi Mongkiol.  With this global photo story, I salute… Continue reading Discover Thailand!