A trip to Thailand was the amazing chance to finally see all that the land of smiles had to offer. A huge fan of Thai food, it was a joy to sample
authentic street food and fresh juice. The enticing aroma of the food markets and freshly squashed pomegranate juice...what a treat! If you find
yourself in Siam, then a visit to the famous vendor serving mu ping (grilled pork) skewers is a must. Delicious.
We made a trip to see the famous floating markets, where beautiful explosions of colour greeted us at every corner. Stall holders enthusiastically
offered their wares, where a little wooden elephant statue was too cute to resist. Taken by all the floating markets, it was a day of riding by sea; we
took another boat ride to see the grand temple...and found how aptly named it was!
The buildings at the Grand Palace were a feast for the eyes, brimming with ornate details. Walls were embedded with sequins, delicate mirrors and
bright gems. I wondered where the architects would've even began to create something so spectacular, and how skilled the artisans were. Stunning
in scale and splendour, the spires would be perfect for a quintessential touching-the-top photo. It's safe to say I slightly missed the mark!
Metallics glinted under the gaze of the intense sun. The way the surfaces caught the light was captivating. With so much to see, where to focus first?
I wanted to capture the shimmering elements on a canvas; including free reign with the gold paint! Inspired by the intricacy, Threadess temple is
decorated with reflective trims, diamonds and gems from the beadtrove.
We marvelled at many Buddha statues, where some were magnificent in size, causing us to gaze up towards the sky. Even with the suns rays casting
down, there was a feeling of tranquility. We entered a temple where a majestic emerald Buddha sat at peace at the altar. A definite zen moment.
Every little area was bejewelled with details, catching my eye. Bronze was a perfect backdrop for the multi-colour diamonds to glisten away.
A billowing bronze dress is highlighted with faceted florals. Nature within the landscape was also fascinating, where I made a mental note of the
exotic flora for my own garden. Sudowoodo-shaped foliage with winding limbs graced the gardens. Yes, I was huge Pokémon fan back in the
day...it's nice to see a revival and everybody embracing the outdoors with Pokémon Go! Now, where to find a life-size bonsai tree, back home?