Last image in a series of pictures taken on a visit to Ayutthaya historical park from Bangkok.
The Ayutthaya historical park covers a large part of the ruins of the old city of Ayutthaya, Thailand. The city was founded by King Ramathibodi I in 1350 and was the capital of the country until its destruction by the Burmese army in 1767.
In 1969 the Fine Arts Department began working on renovation of some of the ruins. The work became more serious after the area was declared a historical park in 1976. The park was subsequently declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1981.
Thirty-five kings ruled the Ayutthaya kingdom during its existence. King Narai (1656 CE to 1688 CE) not only held court in Ayutthaya but also from his palace in the nearby city of Lopburi, from where he ruled 8–9 months in the year.
There are large number of separate sites within the historical park comprising a considerable number of temples, a few intact and still in use, a large number of others have been restored to various degrees, yet others are no longer visible. There is also a visitor centre offering information and guides for touring the park
Further information regarding the park's UNESCO status can be viewed by clicking here.
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mauro61 (52623) 2013-04-22 0:45
Caratteristica architettura che hai brillantemente ripreso.
papagolf21 (86952) 2013-04-22 1:33
Bonjour, cher Stephen,
Merci de nous offrir un tel spectacle. Architecture étonnante à tous points de vue.
Ces ouvrages mêlant brique et pierre sont grandioses.
Très bonne mise en image.
carlo62 (34380) 2013-04-22 2:16
una costruzione molto bella, la qualità dell'immagine ci fa ammirare a pieno la tramatura dei mattoni.
timecapturer (49288) 2013-04-22 3:11
amazing structures these and obviously a labour of love. Gorgeous textures and detailing make this so fascinating. Excellent imagery!
Enjoy your week - Brian.
manrezaei (1837) 2013-04-22 4:33
Here is a very beautiful place to visit. There are a very nice architecture of Bangkok. You captured the details and composition very well. The colors, lights and contrast well managed.
jhm (140585) 2013-04-22 4:40
Thailand it country with specially architecture, this all, out of brickwork
We get excellent perspective and depth picture.
Nice found, excellent taken with a nice result.
Excellent composition, nice presentation too.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
Sergiom (61906) 2013-04-22 4:52
J'aurais aimé le voir au complet plutôt que ce cadrage serré. Peut-être qu'un cadrage vertical aurait été plus approprié. Ici, on a l'impression que c'est la pancarte que tu voulais immortaliser.
rogerl (1544) 2013-04-22 6:03
Stephen, incredible detail here. These structures would be really striking if they found the money to repair them to their original state. It looks as though there is concrete reinforcement here and there, which is really a shame. Nice capture showing us some of the architectural detail that we couldn't really see in your earlier shots from this place. Thanks.
Nicou (124129) 2013-04-22 6:06
quel cadrage et compo sueprb eiamge et captage quel rendu sur la pierre mervielleusx ensemble de ces deux temples.
Bravo et amitié
Fis2 (86723) 2013-04-22 6:17
Good frame and lovely colors.
I like it.
Have a nice afternoon
williewhistler (14697) 2013-04-22 8:43
Hello Stephen,the various colour tones of the bricks contribute to the overall effect,these appear to be amongst some of the most impressive structures.
The tree provides a nice frame stop as well as giving scale.
Best regards Les.
dkmurphys (50144) 2013-04-22 12:52
I like this middle POV with the spectacular textures of those temples. Well taken, have a good night.
tedesse (25133) 2013-04-22 18:03
Interesting ruins of the old city of Ayutthaya. Good POV and composition, beautiful colors and good sharpness. Interesting note.
Sonata11 (33298) 2013-04-22 18:59
I love the old architecture. They have own character and own history. Wow! very impressive. I love it. Thank you so much. Perfectly well done. Tfs.
All the best,
ChrisJ (100052) 2013-04-23 3:01
The ruined city of Ayutthaya is very photogenic and certainly woirth a daytrip from Bangkok or even an overnight stay. I've been there several times. Well framedand composed with excellent sharpness and nice textural details in the ruined reddish yellow bricks. The trees at right add an Angkorian touch. Angkor Wat in Cambodia is even more covered in encroaching vegetation. The tight framing works well here. Tfs!
ikeharel (58847) 2013-04-24 8:52
Evident immediately are the very good clarity over the bricks, stephen, wonder how many working hands done this centuries ago.
Very good view upon, stone art, and no-less fine photo about.
- Copyright: Stephen Nunney (snunney) (85543)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-02-00
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 1100D, Canon 18-55mm EF-S f/3.5-5.6 IS
- Exposure: f/8, 1/125 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-04-22 0:34