Sukhothai スクタイ

These pictures of the medieval Buddhist temples at the Sukhothai Historical Park in northern Thailand were taken in 2014.
タイ北部に位置する歴史上とても古いスクタイ公園に建てられた、中世期頃の仏教徒寺院のイメージ 2014年に写された作品です
Apparently, Sukhothai, meaning Dawn of Happiness, was the first capital of Siam. Established in the 13th century, the site included the royal palace. In addition to the growing number of temples built with a brick core decorated with stucco, there were monasteries and houses built of wood and other less durable materials. The temples continued to be valued and used for nearly 1000 years. They were maintained from time to time using the traditional methods employed in their original construction. Thus many of the temple structures and statues are still in good condition today.

There are some 21 temples in the main compound of this beautiful, green World Heritage site. Ancient trees and areas of water mingle with the chedis and numerous Buddha statues. The main and largest temple of Wat Mahathat was the source of most of these photographs. Prints are available on creamy white, bamboo, 17 x 24 inch paper (43.5 x 61 cms). This is slightly larger than A2 paper. The image size is 32 x 32 cm in light, muted orange and dark brown tones. See the Organic Forms series for an indication of how my printed versions appear.
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