Padang Sanai is a small village in northern Kedah near the Thai border. The main income of the population are rubber and palm oil plantation. Thailand is just 20 minutes by car. Consequently it is not a surprise that there is a Thai Buddhist monastery, the Wat Pachit Tharam. The most impressive part of the complex is the gateway in the photograph. Only few monks live there. Their most valued friends obviously are stray dogs, as there are very very few visitors.
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Sonata11 (33223) 2011-12-26 19:07
what a very beautiful composition of this an amazing place and framework as well. Impressive and beautiful image of architecture. Marvellous photo. I love it. Colors, sharpness, clarity, POV, are perfect. Excellent presentation of this architecture and surroundings. Awesome work.
All the best and have a Happy and Healthy New Year 2012,
serp2000 (39238) 2011-12-26 22:26
My compliments! This is one of the most beautiful photos of a Wat. Very nice colours combination, outstanding sharpness. Good presentation of the monk's and their dogs daily life.
Happy New Year!
Best wishes from Ural!
Tomorrow morning I am goingto Lombardia, I hope ti visit Swiss too. (Lugano, for example)
bayno (18342) 2011-12-26 22:54
Hi Urs, beautiful light, i like the scene and the wonderful door of this temple, excellent image quality, enjoy your holiday, Valter
shevchenko (19257) 2011-12-27 1:58
What a beautiful temple in Thai style, good frame to show the artistic arch, good capture to the passing monks and dogs too, distinct image, well done.
jhm (137482) 2011-12-27 3:28
I appreciate your write about you previous picture the butterfly, I find this very fine that you defended your picture.
These picture shows different lovely images, first the gate as very nice architecture image.
Two, the dogs and masters are a good addition.
Perspective and depth are very pleasant for look at.
Excellent composition, real colors.
Very well done, TFS.
I wish you and your family a healthy 2012,
leo61 (0) 2011-12-27 9:31
Seit 2 Tagen zurück von Bangkok.Man ist überall dabei Sandsäcke wegzuräumen.
Ein sehr schönes Bild mit den Mönchen und Hunden und diesem sehr schönen Tor.
Graal (96348) 2011-12-27 23:39
very nice decorative elements on the gate. Amazing "elephant" in BG. An interesting scenery, good captured and presentation.
Have a nice day.
Vasa (16746) 2012-01-16 17:10
The architectural motif is great in any case, dear Urs. But your introduction of humans and dogs is fantastic idea and best realization. Can I say, it is one of your best post, friend. Two points for you and two smiles for Malaysia.
zoomer (6) 2012-01-22 14:31
Hello Urs,marvellous colors and all important sharpness to show all those intricate details.Is that elephant real or a statue?Everything seems to be well maintained.Interesting scene,all the best Wolf.
batalay (35125) 2012-02-05 20:41
This is an impressive gateway, decorated delicately and with considerable opulence. The statue of the massive Asian elephant behind the fence catches one's eye, as does the appearance of the two young monks seemingly serving as shepherds for the stray dogs. In Buddhism doesn't the reincarnation of the soul exist prominently, and is there not a belief that all life is recycled. Could it be that even these dogs are perceived as humans in a previous life? I know so little about the religion/philosophy of the Buddhists.
jusninasirun (17160) 2012-02-15 8:56
Nice shot at this Wat in Kedah with monks and stray dogs at the colorful entrance. Nice day and beautifully exposed shot.
Thanks and kind regards,
lucasgalodoido (21051) 2012-09-18 7:31
interesting view of this temple with many dogs. I like of the colors too. Great job, my friend.
- Copyright: Urs Muller (Urs) (14082)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-10-29
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Olympus E3, Leica D Vario Elmarit 14-50mm F2.8-3.5, 8 Gb SD Card
- Exposure: f/7.1, 1/500 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2011-12-26 18:59