In Ancient Ayutthaya
|Copyright: Tsilla Nahari (tnahari)
|Date Taken: 1998-04-14|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Theme(s): fine art [view contributor(s)]|
|Date Submitted: 2009-06-25 3:31|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya or Ayutthaya in short, is one of Thailand’s historical and majestic highlights. Serving as the Thai capital for 417 years (1350 1767: Kingdom of Ayutthaya), it was once glorified as one of the biggest cities in Southeast Asia. During the 17th century, most foreign visitors to Ayutthaya, traders or diplomats alike, claimed Ayutthaya to be the most illustrious and glittering city that they had ever visited. The map of Ayutthaya published in 1691 by Simon de la Loubere in Du Royaume De Siam is proof of such recognition.|
The Kingdom of Ayutthaya reached its apex in terms of sovereignty, military might, wealth, culture, and international commerce in the 16th century when the Kingdoms territory was extended far beyond present-day Laos, Cambodia, and Myanmar. Ayutthaya even had diplomatic relations with Louis XIV of France and was courted by Dutch, Portuguese, English, Chinese and Japanese merchants.
Visitors can explore and appreciate Thai history in Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya, which is situated only 86 kilometers north of Bangkok. Visitors to Ayutthaya can marvel at its grandeur reflected through numerous magnificent structures and ruins concentrated in and around the city island surrounded by Maenam Chao Phraya, Maenam Pa Sak and Maenam Lopburi.
More importantly, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya Historical Park, an extensive historical site in the heart of Ayutthaya city, has been included in UNESCO’s World Heritage list since 13 December, 1991.
the original shot was taken with film camera.
scanned the photo.
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how are you friend?
another fine shot
you have posted so peacefuly resting budhha
good focal length and fine light
Beautiful shot with nice scene...
Beautiful colors and composition...
3 in a row - what a catch! :) I have always wanted to visit Thailand, I find it really exciting. Amazing shot; great composition, wonderful colours and interesting note. Really good quality for scanned image.
Have a nice evening,
Thanks for you best wishes to Ingrid.
Yeh... Asia. Place to be.. Everything is beautiful overthere.
ps In future I will put my writings under 'comment'.
Tahn makes more sence. Hope others will do the same.
So keep an eye on it.
- [2009-06-26 8:55]
Very pretty picture. Magnificently showed put into a composition in nature history. Excellent colours and sharpness. Interesting description. I congratulate and I greet Mark
Nice work for a scan - 11 years old! I can only imagine how impressive it must be to see these sculptures amidst the trees.
I think this shot would work well also if you were to crop it down to just the centremost statue, and concentrate on its colour and detail.