Sandakan is a fairly boring city, but the view from Puu Jih Shih Temple was amazing, the Sandakan Memorial Park was heart-wrenching as I read about the nearly 2500 Australians and British who died in POW camps (and all local Malaysians who helped) to the Japanese, and saw Sim Sim—the city above the water! Now off to see rainforest animals in Sepilok! 🇲🇾🇲🇾🇲🇾
#sandakan #malaysia #buddhisttemple #wwii
🐒🕯 My next adventure around the Hua Hin area was the Monkey Mountain Temple in the small village of Khao Takiab. Have any of you guys been there before? If not no worries, over the next week or so I will be taking you guys through the journey up the temple as well as plenty of monkeys along the way. 😍📸
On Sunday mornings in Sri Lanka the roads are peppered with Buddhist temple-goers dressed auspiciously in white. From elegant, straight-backed women to giggling schoolgirls, they look impressively crisp and clean against the teeming tropical vegetation...
Much much love to my brethren the monks here in St. Petersburg. 💚 I'm a booty lover what can I say.
Eventually the monks allowed me to join them. Appearantly, they aren't usually open to tourists and I don't look like they tell you an enlightened being looks in all the stories. I'm Honored to have been allowed to get several solid hrs of healing done with the monks and witness they're private ceremonial mediation I wasn't allowed to video however. And of course I found a dope head shop on the hike back. Namaste.
The power of conscious co creation is a marvoulous thing. Blessed to witness and be welcomed at one of the most powerful spiritual sites I've ever been honored to visit. Thank you st.petersburg.
Not everyone knows Wayne Dyer, but this photo make me thinking about one of his quotes taking inspiration from Buddha:
"With everything that has happened to you, you can either feel sorry for yourself or treat what has happened as a gift. Everything is either an opportunity to grow or an obstacle to keep you from growing. You get to choose.“
What do you see here: a pangolin, a rhinoceros or a dinosaur? 🦕⠀
Ta Prohm is home to a mystery. The 12th century temple has a small carving in the east wall of the main courtyard - and people really aren't sure what to make of it. This creature has a heavy-set head and a pair of substantial horns. The back is rimmed with very distinctive spikes...⠀
...it looks suspiciously like a Stegosaurus...
It's an incredible thought. Just imagine; a thirty foot dinosaur, lumbering through the chattering Khmer jungle, frolicking with the monkeys and the water buffalo. A lone artist sits at a distance, chisel in hand, slowly immortalising this unlikely trio in stone for baffled tourists to gawp at nearly a thousand years later...⠀
Alternatively, some poor artist just got seriously confused by a cow 🐄 #friendsdontletfriendscarvedrunk
A photography project we had to do in class, Double Exposure.
In class we had set up a studio ready to start our photoshoot.
I was lucky enough to be assisted with my beautiful young friend as my model.
It was fun playing with the camera in a studio scenery again.
It has certainly hit an inspirational point within me
The project was aimed at doing two portraits
One portrait was to include a combination of nature and a portrait
While the other of a manmade object.
The manmade portrait (A Free Spirit): This building is of a Buddhist Temple took while traveling in #thailand
. It has a very strong and very spiritual sensation to it, in which is something that I connect to.
The Nature Portrait:
Was an image I took while traveling in #switzerland
during the snowy winter at the beginning of this year (2018). Switzerland held such a joyful and new place in my heart so I decided to include of it in my work as well.
This was certainly a fun project to do and wish to do more similar to it in the future.
It was great working throughout the year with the classmates I have had this year and I’d like to thank them so very much for their company in class.
#portraitphotography #doubleexposure #naturephotography #architecturephotography #switzerlandwonderland #forest #snow #thailand
🇹🇭 #buddhisttemple #photography #studiowork #studiophotography