New Paying House at Wat Sisaket
Wat Sisaket - is the only temple in Vientiane that survived the sacking of the city by the Siamese in 1828, and is the oldest and one of the most interesting in the country. In the interior of Ho Trai, the main hall and inset into the walls of the surrounding courtyard are hundreds of little niches and shelves containing a total of 6,840 Buddha images and Buddhist inscriptions of the 18th century.
As I found so many pictures from the main temple in the forum I would like to upload for you the praying house which was just built five years ago just on the right of the main temple.
Exposure Time: 1/320
ISO Speed Ratings: 400
Focal Length: 17/1 mm
Date Taken: 2008-01-05 15:15
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dareco (17134) 2008-03-18 0:51
Very beautiful!! I love the flowers in the foreground and all the trees! Most of all though, I like the colors. A very nice pov. TFS
dip (23632) 2008-03-18 1:34
der Blick fällt direkt auf das Dach,sieht sehr exotisch aus,
eine schöne Aufnahme,gutes Licht und wunderschöne Farben,
AiresSantos (56155) 2008-03-18 2:01
What beautiful colours and POV here.
I like the vivid tones and how you framed it. The people give us a scale. Wonderful architecture
Have a nice day
Miha2ou7 (5048) 2008-03-18 2:44
A splendorous sight, a very fine POV and definitely beautiful colors, well saturated. The whole photo is nicely sharpened, with a great clarity. Lovely surroundings here.
See you around.
UnTrained (0) 2008-03-18 4:22
Blumen und Dachpracht in absoluter Farbenvielfalt. Ausgezeichneter Standpunkt für diese Vielfalt und die farblichen Wechsel mit einem tollen Himmel zum Abschluss.
Lieben Gruss, Ulf
jhm (139952) 2008-03-18 5:16
I like you presentation with flowers to the right and a wonderful architecture picture as great eye catcher.
Construction of the building and roof are superb, great composition and very pleasant colours too.
Thanks for sharing.
toto (0) 2008-03-18 6:32
belle photo de cet endroit superbe ou ce temple magnifique ressort bien de cette reu bde jolies maisons.
Jolies couleurs et belle netteté qui donne presque vie a ces couleurs rouges et jaunes.
Kris_Luxenhofer (752) 2008-03-18 7:18
Sehr schönes Bild, mit einem klasse Blickwinkel. Der Rahmen ist schlicht und erdrückt damit nicht das Bild. Super Farben und super Komposition.
laroze (965) 2008-03-18 8:17
Very beautiful picture where the colors are warm.The sharpness is perfect.Good Composition;
Have a nice day
Fis2 (86225) 2008-03-18 10:16
Very interesting egzotic architecture. Good frame and super colors. Sharpness :) ? Well done.
Clementi (52514) 2008-03-18 13:32
Ciao Achim ,
very nice and colored shot ,
amazing building and fantastic flower in foreground .
very good job
Tue (27696) 2008-03-18 13:45
Splendid photo with a composition that is spot-on, well chosen POV too. The light is wonderful and brings out the colours of the praying house very well. I like the surroundings with the palm trees and flowers. The lonely person is a nice detail too. Lovely photo!
gilou530 (34) 2008-03-18 15:16
trés beau cadrage de cette pagode avec ces couleurs rouge et dorée, un POV bien trouvé la lumiére est géniale
gunbud (34066) 2008-03-18 20:01
Lovely tropical scene with the lush green palms framing this intricately designed temple. The vivid blue sky makes for a beautiful backdrop and the flowers and brightly clad monk make a very intersting foreground.
saylan-cb (12738) 2008-03-19 2:02
Very nice colours and POV here.Good image and frame,well done.
pablominto (53744) 2008-03-19 6:31
A fine point of view adds this strong diagonal to the composition, most attractive!
Good light makes the colourfol details in the architecture really stand out, where the red and golden contrast so well with the amazing blue sky...
A well balanced composition with fine details in the subject!
Philippe (11836) 2008-03-19 7:30
Hi, Achim. A fairly new conxtruction, but which keeps to tradition. The vegetation on eithre sides of the building frames it very well and the monk gives a good idea of the scale. Good contrast between the sky and the white and red of the tempel and excellent colours.
paura (47166) 2008-03-19 8:26
Beautiful photo and composition from this interesting buiding. The architecture details are very uncommon. Thakns for sharing.
chrisnet (21092) 2008-03-19 8:38
Very beautiful architecture with a marvellous environnement of palms and flowers, I like this POV.
feather (51130) 2008-03-19 8:48
I remember this well from my own time in Laos. It sent me back to my own photos but it seems I didn't upload one from here for some reason. You have handled the strong light well as there are extreme variations to manage. The inclusion of the monk is excellent for scale.
evanrizo (456) 2008-03-19 11:18
you captured a fascinated house, it has so many great details they are very good to see.
The perspective is good chosen.
rodgerg (55767) 2008-03-19 11:26
Très beau cadrage de cette pagode. Les couleurs sont très belles. Peut-être aurai-je supprimé une bonne partie du buisson sur la droite de l'image???
Silvio1953 (123431) 2008-03-19 12:53
Merhaba Achim, great view of beautiful architecture with fantastic colors, wonderful light and excellent sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio
ribeiroantonio (22637) 2008-03-19 16:09
This is an extraordinary piece of architecture with wonderful decorative elements. The gold over the red is simply magnificent. The man gives the perfect scale and is also part of a well thought composition.
Graal (97777) 2008-03-20 0:34
very nice architecture, good documental shot from Laos. I like the colours and composition also. Well done photo.
riclopes (35577) 2008-03-20 0:53
It's amazing the variety of countries you constantly upload, Achim and it's also nice to see the places I recently visited. This is indeed, a good diferent one. Excellent perspective and wonderful contrast of the red/golden roof with the blue sky.
Photo65Net (43120) 2008-03-20 3:25
I like how you enhanced this beautiful architecture in this compo.
Colors are strong and beautiful too, nice job,
jafadabret (56501) 2008-03-20 3:28
C'est plein de couleurs et très bien composé.
Les temples de ce pays sont souvent très beaux.
Bonne gestion de la lumière.
jlbrthnn (76037) 2008-03-20 3:45
These architectures of Buddhist temple are always also superb and spectacular. Excellent framing and clearness which make it possible to appreciate decorations.
Have a nice day
carper (96) 2008-03-20 3:53
very beautiful place here Achim,
good contrast with the sky, nice pov and good photojob, have a nice day.
Docarmo (9639) 2008-03-20 6:20
I like how colours of the praying house match with the clothes of the person in front of it and with the flowers. Good choice of POV with a composition showing an aesthetically pleasing integration of elements.
Thanks for sharing,
bakes888 (18499) 2008-03-20 23:13
Hi Achim. Nice capture. You have some wonderful vivid colours in this shot. Well composed with good POV. Good detail also. Thanks for sharing.
ElAprendiz (30) 2008-03-22 8:45
Since a good perspective, we see a great work leave architectural characteristic of the Asian countries.
I like tones as contrasted, but there is too much darkness on the right side, however, it is a nice job.
adores (37523) 2008-03-24 16:16
This building is magnificent, with very beautiful colours.Good idea to include the monk. Good composition!
Nicou (123144) 2008-03-25 11:05
mangigique maison, un très beau cadrage, de belles couleur,s une supebe image.
Bravo et amitiés
Hendrika (655) 2008-03-30 11:25
Lovely details and colours in this praying house.
A very nice composition.
(Hope you are having a great time in Northern Africa.)
JCG (35129) 2008-03-31 12:02
A very beautiful architecture and beautiful qualities of your photograph amplify the smoothness of this construction. The colors are sublimes and harmonious. The monk gives a good scale and its traditional clothes give an additional key of color. Pretty and interesting photograph Achim, thank you.
With all my friendships and a very good evening,
plimrn (21344) 2008-03-31 15:56
The way you framed this beautiful temple with the palms and the sky is just perfect; wonderful color and interesting note as well.
Angshu (55892) 2008-04-03 0:27
This looks much colourful & newer than the Luang Prabang Wats. Good diagonal perspective, good contrast with the clear blue sky & the monk helps in the scale. Good work!
jaywalker (16101) 2008-04-05 2:03
Hi Achim, A wonderful architectural building, it oozes beauty, the colours are out-standing & there is very good light, I love it's floral surround, a nice angle of attack, great shot &, TFS, kind regards Wilson.
pierrefonds (57461) 2008-04-10 17:50
The point of view is showing the details an colors of the architecture of the temple. There is a good contrast between the colors. The subject is well framed. Have a nice day.
- Copyright: Achim Fried (John_F_Kennedy) (42841)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-01-05
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon 350 D
- Exposure: f/8, 1/320 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: 2007/12 Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia
- Date Submitted: 2008-03-18 0:48