In the heart of downtown Bangkok, Wat Phra Kaew is an oasis comprised of a group of buildings profusely adorned with gold leaf, glazed coloured tiles and mirror-glass inlay. Standing guard outside the perimeter are statues of giant yakshas. This shot was taken on an old school Sony DSC-P10 on August 28, 2004—back when Kathryn and I were travelling Asia long term.
This weeks’ ‘Whole Picture’ is doing double duty, serving also as our entry for Travel Photography Roulette. Jeremy at Living the Dream came up with the idea and got the ball rolling. Sixteen weeks on and hundreds of amazing photos later—it’s still going strong. This week, Jason over at TravelJunkies is hosting. The theme he chose is ‘architecture’. Would you like to enter? Simply leave a comment at his post with a link to the image (whether Flickr, Picasa or your own site) and Jason will upload it to his post. The only caveat—you have to be a blogger to enter! Winners will be announced Sunday, May 29.
Inspired by publications like Life Magazine, National Geographic and online experiences like Boston.com’s photo blog, images marked as ‘The Whole Picture’ are intended to highlight high-quality, amazing imagery. Kathryn and Daniel will post ‘The Whole Picture‘ irregularly. Like all of our photos, it is an original not otherwise on the site—it might be fresh from our camera, a new scan of some old film, a product of our fooling around with Photoshop, or a file from an archive that we haven’t posted yet.