The tsunami memorial at Kamala Beach in Phuket. Over 300,000 perished in the Boxing Day Tsunami of 26 December, 2004. Approximately 7,000 died in Thailand alone. The memorial is built over the scoured out foundations of the old Kamala Beach Hotel which was destroyed in the tsunami.
The sculpture represents the inner forces of the earth, which created the earthquake & tsunami. Kamala Beach has almost completely recovered from the disaster.
Video footage of the tsunami here:
This is a link to Kamala Beach Tsunami 26/12/2004
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kiwi_explorer (12209) 2007-04-05 4:41
A reminder of a catastrophic tragedy ... sad to lose that many lives. This memorial is fitting for that incident and the power of nature. It is very kind of you to share it here in TE. Well done... tfs.
Paolo (41222) 2007-04-05 4:41
Hi Chris, good view of that mmemorial, a really beautiful sculpture that give us the sense of the power of the nature. I don't like modern and contemporary art, but that one is relyl brilliant.
pablominto (53744) 2007-04-05 4:54
A sad happening indeed!
At least it is good to see rcovery is well on the way, even if some damage cannot be cured at all...
Well composed image, good details are acaptured...
Location of the monument overlooking the sea is very appropriate!
snunney (78789) 2007-04-05 5:04
A sharp reminder of the forces of nature. Good pov on this powerful memorial with the sea in the background. TFS.
riclopes (35577) 2007-04-05 5:07
Love it Chris. The sculpture is spectacular, with such a nice graphism and it is perfect for representing the forces the earth. Your shot is beautiful, with great colors, excellent framing and may be(?) bit lower POV to make it against the sky. Tfs,
carper (96) 2007-04-05 6:31
a very good photo here Chris,
the memorial is something people need for there memories on this tragedy. good photo Cris and thanks to showing us.
jhm (134498) 2007-04-05 7:14
I think everone remember the catastrophic tragedy, what his the nature something very cruel!
You took a excellent picture from the Tsunami Memorial statue, nice composition and soft colours too!
I wish you a fine Easter weekend,
Silke (3027) 2007-04-05 8:45
the sculpture in itself is really brilliant! and I love the crispness with which you have captured it
Cormac (26545) 2007-04-05 10:43
Now that's an interesting looking statue or memorial. It looks like a combination of explosive force inside and peaceful calm on the outside. I'm actually surprised that they have produced a monument this quickly. Beautiful memorial for this tragic event - thanks for sharing.
Ertan (2988) 2007-04-05 15:46
Yes.It's good composition.Very interesting sculpture...Good POV and very nice colors.well done
bracasha75 (24517) 2007-04-05 16:17
Nice memorial for the bad thing wath hapen there.
Say me is true that there on this day have not one animal lose her live,i have her on TV so?
xavshot (69835) 2007-04-05 16:57
Je ne connaissais pas l'existence de ce memorial. Jolie prise de cette sculpture.
devimeuxbe (58557) 2007-04-05 17:37
It is the first time that i see this monument. interesting sculture. Of course we all have an emotion for all the victims. Thanks for this sharing
Gerrit (43775) 2007-04-06 4:10
impressive monument and a strong piece of Art. The transparancy and fragility contrast with the strong round shape.
papagolf21 (82978) 2007-04-06 4:25
Bonjour, mon ami Chris,
Cette sculpture édifiée en mémoire du tsunami, est là pour ne pas oublier les catastrophes engendrées par ce cataclysme !
Excellente initiative, Chris, de nous présenter cette sculpture.
Très bonne journée.
danyy (0) 2007-04-06 12:08
J'aime beaucoup cette photo Chris, même si elle rappelle la plus grosse catastrophe des deux derniers siècles.
Nous ne serons jamais à l'abri de telles cataclysmes qui feront toujours plus de morts.
Une photo qui montre le calme et l'immobilisme, un contraste avec cette vague gigantesque qui emporte tout.
Best regards and have a great week-end.
pady (4800) 2007-04-06 15:50
A good reminder of this sad day. Hope will never happen again.
vagabondtravels (6507) 2007-04-07 20:34
Beautiful memorial. Great design. The forces of nature where definitely felt that day. Nice work.
fayeulle (27827) 2007-04-08 2:50
Interssting to know a memorial was built in memory to the thousands of victims of this terrific tsunami. Strange artwork !
axiotea (21649) 2007-04-09 9:35
A nice tribute to all the people who died during the tsunami, with the powerful sculpture dedicated to them. Nice light and colors too. It's a beautiful work made out of wires...TFS...
UnTrained (0) 2007-04-10 6:42
this one is remarkable by two reasons. The one is the catastrophe monument itself, well presented from you. The other one is the art, for me helpful to keep the background in mind. Both fit well. I am close to say a nice shot, but that would ignore the history.
Lieben Gruss, Ulf
Jeppe (18654) 2007-04-15 16:57
Yes even everything looks "normal" now, its it good to see this memorial - thanks for sharing with us.
pranab (5354) 2007-04-20 3:57
excellent details captured here of this memorial. i remember the day when it happened, i was in bangkok.
i wouldn't mind seeing another pov of this memorial.