One in a series of pictures taken in the Northern Thai city of Chiang Mai. Chiang Mai is a haven of peace after the hustle and bustle of Bangkok. With over three hundred Buddhist temples there is much to see and all in relative tranquility. It also offers access to the Golden Triangle and some impressive mountain scenery.
Some information from Wikipedea:
Chiang Mai is the largest and most culturally significant city in northern Thailand. It is the capital of Chiang Mai Province, a former capital of the Kingdom of Lanna (1296–1768) and was the tributary Kingdom of Chiang Mai from 1774 until 1939. It is located 700 kilometers (435 miles) north of Bangkok, among the highest mountains in the country. The city lies along the Ping River, a major tributary of the Chao Phraya River. Chiang Mai means "new city" and was so-named because it was the new capital, founded in 1296, succeeding Chiang Rai (founded 1262) in the capital of the Lanna kingdom.
In recent years, Chiang Mai has become an increasingly modern city and has been attracting over 5 million visitors each year, of which between 1.4 million and 2 million are foreign tourists.
It has recently positioned itself to become a Creative City, and is considering applying for Creative City Status with UNESCO. Chiang Mai is the only tourist destination in Thailand to have made it into the 2012 list of "25 Best Destinations in the World" of the popular travel website TripAdvisor, it stands in place 24.
Chiang Mai's historic importance is derived from its close proximity to the Ping River and major trading routes.
King Mengrai founded the city of Chiang Mai in 1296 on the location of an older city of the Lawa people called Wiang Nopburi. Chiang Mai succeeded Chiang Rai as the capital of the Lanna kingdom. The ruler was known as the Chao.
The city was surrounded by a moat and a defensive wall, since nearby Burma was a constant threat as well as the armies of the Mongol Empire which only decades earlier had conquered most of Yunnan, China, and in 1292 overran the bordering Thai Lü kingdom of Chiang Hung. Parts of the moat and restored defensive walls are still visible.
With the decline of the Lanna Kingdom, the city lost importance and was occupied by the Burmese in 1556. Chiang Mai formally became part of Siam in 1775 by an agreement with Chao Kavila, after the Thai King Taksin helped drive out the Burmese. Because of the Burmese counterattacks, Chiang Mai was abandoned between 1776 and 1791. Lampang then served as the capital of what remained of Lanna. In the intervening years Chiang Mai has subsequently regained its position, slowly growing in cultural, trading and economic importance to its current status as the unofficial capital of northern Thailand, second in importance only to Bangkok.
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carlo62 (26884) 2013-05-14 0:44
ben inquadrata e ben composta, bella la fontana al centro.
Interessante la linea bianca e rossa a sottolineare l'immagine.
Gerrit (43775) 2013-05-14 4:38
Good en clear composition with that remarkable red and white line in a hazy summer atmosphere.
Sergiom (53793) 2013-05-14 4:38
Le résultat est étonnant. Le trottoir en rouge et blanc donne une perspective très spéciale sur le canal. La texture est étonnante et semble manquer de contraste.
timecapturer (44469) 2013-05-14 6:23
like this shot, it is beautifully creative and unusual but works superbly. The mix of elements is compelling but it is the mixture of colours and the red and white fg symmetry that anchors the view so effectively. Well observed and presented.
Regards - Brian.
Urs (14082) 2013-05-14 7:53
I remember the fountain in Chiang Mai, so he still is there after all these decades. Looking at the your shot you can feel the warm air, the bright sunshine and the traffic noise. Well done
Nicou (115336) 2013-05-14 9:22
quelle barrière rouge et blanche sueprbe vue et captage quel arbre avec le canal et ce jet en fond une splendeur sueprbe image et compo.
Bravo et amitié
ayferaldanmaz (1085) 2013-05-14 12:13
what a beautiful photo with perfect colors and light management. the white&red painted cobblestones are made a great frame. very nice pov and perspective also. congrats and tfs.
fabbs99 (15675) 2013-05-14 12:21
Nice Street shot from Chiang Mai.Excellent POV and perspective, beautiful colors and light, good sharpness.Good job done.
Silvio1953 (115145) 2013-05-14 12:22
Ciao Stephen, great perspective on beautiful fountain, lovely composition with nice tree in FG, splendid light, wonderful colors and excellent clarity, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
Fis2 (81530) 2013-05-14 12:38
Nice view, curious fountain.
I like frame and perspective.
Good colors and light.
Photo has climate.
SnapRJW (28909) 2013-05-15 0:54
Nice to see this shot Stephen. I know that this can be a busy, traffic clogged area of the city but you have conveyed a peaceful atmosphere with this composition which features water and the beautiful greenery. I love the way you have used the tree in the FG. Warm regards rosemary
Sonata11 (33087) 2013-05-15 10:48
very beautiful composition of this fountain. Beautiful and very attractive place for relaxing. Well done. Tfs.
Ecureuil (428) 2013-05-16 4:25
une région du monde propice à bien des tyles de photos diffférents, paysages, gens, animaux, nature.
Une réalisation un peu moin asiatique que prévue ici, avec un bel effet de relief grâce à un avant plan qui se détache très bien du fond de la scène.
Daniel (Ex Danyy)
rogerl (1542) 2013-05-16 5:49
Stephen, the lovely tree in the foreground really makes this shot. Nicely framed with the fountain just under the overhanging branches. Judging from the traffic on the two streets to the side, it's a little surprising that you were able to capture this scene without cars or people, looking as peaceful as it does. Nice colors, particularly the green in the large tree. Thanks.
Cricri (100367) 2013-05-16 11:25
Bonne profondeur du canal avec la prise de la fontaine, coiffé par les branches de l'arbre, les rues de chaque côtés du canal, bonne lumière et présentation
- Copyright: Stephen Nunney (snunney) (78789)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-03-00
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature
- Camera: Canon EOS 1100D
- Exposure: f/20.0, 1/30 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-05-14 0:30