Photographic impressions from near and far…
The Grand Palace (Thai: พระบรมมหาราชวัง ) is a complex of buildings at the very heart of Bangkok, Thailand. The palace has been the official residence of the Kings of Siam (later Thailand) since 1782. The Grand Palace grounds take up 2.35 million square feet in the middle of the city and include the palace and a number of temples that include the Emerald Buddha, considered to be the most important image of Buddha in Thailand.
Entering the palace grounds require an admission fee (about $15) and the grounds are closed to the public at times for official events.
Photographic impressions from our travels… Above: Grand Prismatic Springs. Right: The Grand Canyon of Yellowstone and the lower Yellowstone Falls. Mammoth Hot Springs one of the most unusual formations on Earth The Boiling River heated by large hot springs that pour into the Gardner River Above: The Upper Geyser Basin at dusk near Old Faithful.
Traditional glass art usually involves utility, tradition, symmetry. Dale Chihuly‘s work represents a departure from traditional glass art not just in concept but in scale. Chihuly created a new way of working glass, using gravity and spinning forces to work large molten glass. Even if you don’t recognize the name you’ve probably seen his work.Continue reading “Chihuly Glass Compliments A Tropical Garden”