Monthly Archives: July 2011

Wat Si Sanphet in Ayutthaya

Wat Si Sanphet was the temple in the Royal Palace.

 

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Wat Ratchaburana in Ayutthaya

Just across the street from Wat Mahathat

 

 

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Wat Mahathat in Ayutthaya

In the Ayutthaya Kingdom there was a Wat Mahathat in every provincial city.

 

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Ayutthaya

The city of Ayutthaya was the capital of the Ayutthaya Kingdom also known as Siam. It existed from the 14th to the 18th century. This island is sometimes called the “Venice of the East”.

 

 

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Streets in Bangkok

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Different Markets in Bangkok

Bangkok, Thailand

 

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Wat Saket and the Golden Mountain

Bangkok, Thailand

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Wat Traimit

Bangkok, Thailand

 

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Wat Arun

Bangkok, Thailand

 

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Wat Pho and the sleeping Buddha

Bangkok, Thailand

 

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Wat U Phai Rat Bamrung, Bangkok

Wat u Phai Rat Bamrung, Bangkok

With this first article from Thailand, this is your first lesson of Thai language:

“Wat” means “temple”

Liège – Lîdje – Luik – Lüttich

<> Colors in the greyish streets

<> St. Paul’s Cathedral

<> Guillemins Railway Station (by the architect Santiago Calatrava)

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Rheims –because it is the most beautiful to me!

la cathédrale Notre Dame de Reims, France

 

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More Photographs here

And more later on I guess. I will not stay far away from this cathedral for ever!

~~~ 800 ~~~

The pictures presented below are not the best ones… but I love this cathedral and I need to share it!

La cathédrale de Reims fête ses 800 ans!

Rheims cathedral turned 800 years old!

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Every evening this summer there is a great show on the cathedral. It helps you to imagine how colorful the cathedral looked like when it was first built and how they built it!

Whenever you have time, please try to spend a week end in Rheims in the summer 2011, you will not regret it!

Flânerie dans Paris

Strolling around Paris

 

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Paris-Delhi-Bombay

Paris-Delhi-Bombay could stand for the destinations of my planned trip for the next months… but it is also the title of the Current exhibition in Centre Pompidou, Paris

Different artists, either French or Indian contributed to this exhibition. Their works of Art  express what they think or what they perceive about India today.

My favorite piece is the one from Hema UPADHYAY: Think Left, Think Right, Think Low, Think Tight, 2010

It is a colorful representation of the largest slum of Mumbai called Dharavi. Have a look at the pictures and try to imagine a tight corridor. On both side of it, vertically and miniature, full of colors, a reproduction of the slum thanks to recycled materials. It is amazing to pay attention to the details like places of worship or electrical systems!

If you happen to be in Paris anytime from now until the 19th of September 2011, do not hesitate to visit the Centre Pompidou!

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