This is a Unesco World Heritage Site of the old capital of Thailand, Ayutthaya, containing the ruins of buildings destroyed in 1767 by the invading Burmese army. One of the most photographed images in Thailand.
My wife and I visited this site in Nov, 2013. Stunning by any measure! Loved Thailand!
Imprisoned by nature. Superb capture, Julian.
I have my picture taken with this Buddha head in the tree roots. I visited here in May of 2013. Fascinating.
Beautiful picture! It remembers me of a book I read a long time ago. It is written by a Dutch author, namely; Jacques Hamelink. The book is called: Ranonkel (buttercup, spearwort or crowfoot).
It is a crazy, mystical story in which a man is overgrown by this plant and he disappears in it and becomes part of it. A lot of other things happen aswell. Worth reading, only I'm not sure if it''s translated in English.
It really is provocative. The Buddha is smiling serenely through tangled roots that took an eon to envelop him in.
Rooted in time that took many,many years to be framed like this. The picture is a good one that took a tiny fraction in time, and the click of a button for the result that we are able to see here.Thanks Julian, for sharing a picture that we can all admire. j.e.s..........
gosh, anyone travelled in Thailand has made that picture....
same framing, samhe height, as you have to be below Buddha's head, and this one doesn't really have such great colour and contrast..
Amazing image of nature enveloping this statue of the Buddha in a 'head scarf' of tree roots! It invokes the impression of the passage of centuries of time.
The sepia tone complements the image well.
@Sherrill Danebroek I wish it was because that sounds like an interesting book.
@Hassan Aàttar Ayutthaya province, Thailand
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