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CFFC: Places People Live

Today, Cee is inviting us to post pics of places people live.

De Heerlijckyt van Elsmeren is gorgeous. It’s a castle in the Belgian countryside in the small municipality of Geetsbets. The family who owns it still live in a section of the castle, the rest is a hotel and conference centre. I spent a week there in July on a course – there was no better place for that.

The back view of De Heerlijckyt van Elsmeren by one of the imposing entrance gates
©2018 Regina Martins
De Heerlijckyt van Elsmeren’s lake and rowboat. It would have sunk had anyone taken it out into the lake, as the wood at the bottom was rotting
©2018 Regina Martins
De Heerlijckyt van Elsmeren abounded with sunflowers
©2018 Regina Martins
I didn’t have a wide enough lens to capture the whole facade of De Heerlijckyt van Elsmeren – here is a part
©2018 Regina Martins

 

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Things People Drive…

…or ride or captain. In Thailand we experienced all sorts of things which we used to get from place to place. These are but a few.

It all started with a long flight to Singapore…

It all started with a long flight to Singapore and then a shorter one to Bangkok
©2018 Regina Martins

Touring by longtail boat on the busy Chao Phraya River and through the smaller klongs (canals)…

A narrow canal boat doesn’t provide much protection to splashing water. I don’t think we’re meant to keep dry. The only thing is that the Bangkok canals are not very clean and the water suspect…
©2018 Regina Martins

A homestay experience aboard a floating rafthouse. This is us getting towed out to the other side of the lake…

Spending time on the floating rafthouse was interesting, and not very comfortable. This is the towboat, pulling us out to the other side of the lake nestled in the middle of Thai mountains, that was so beautiful and peaceful
©2018 Regina Martins

Riding past casava fields and over precarious bridges over the River Kwai on clacky rickety swinging train…

The train on the Death Railway was fascinating and I loved the ride in the clacky rickety swinging train
©2018 Regina Martins

Tuk tuk tuk tuk tuk tuk tuk tuk…

Tuk-tuk’ing in Chiang Mai…
©2018 Regina Martins

Entered in Cee’s CFFC this week.

 

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Places People Visit

This series is all about colours, and what better place to visit than Thailand, which is ALL about colour! It wasn’t easy choosing which photos to show here…people aren’t afraid of colour in Thailand! I think we can all take a leaf from the Thai people and embrace colour – I’m sure that our world will be a lot happier…

From the cars…

I loved the colourful taxis in Bangkok, yellow, white and pink. Thai people certainly aren’t afraid of colour…
©2018 Regina Martins

To the waiting area at the train station…

Waiting for a train couldn’t be more colourful – the large public waiting area, made less bleak by the colourful purple seats and murals close to the vaulted ceiling, at Bangkok Central Station
©2018 Regina Martins

The golden Buddha…

The golden Buddha at Wat Traimit weighs 5.5 tons (5,500 kilograms). It’s quite a sight
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A worshipper, praying at the feet of the golden Buddha at Wat Traimit
©2018 Regina Martins

…and chanting monks…

Chanting monks at Wat Po in Bangkok. It was so relaxing listening to them, I could’ve stayed there all day
©2018 Regina Martins

…to the temples…

The magnificent Wat Po temple known for its reclining Buddha, its feet covered with mother-of-pearl engravings of Buddhist symbols. This is also the birthplace of traditional Thai massage
©2018 Regina Martins

and waterfalls

One of the 7 levels of the unbelievably breathtaking Erawan Falls, one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the world. Its seven tiers offer a unique experience at every climb, reaching up to 1,500m (4921 ft)
©2018 Regina Martins

Old trains

The old train, still with wooden seats painted in colourful yellow, takes us through part of the Death Railway where so many POWs lost their lives during the Japanese occupation in WW2
©2018 Regina Martins

and hotel rooms…

A welcome sight after a day of travel and sightseeing…a colourful airconditioned room at the Good Times Resort in Kanchanaburi
©2018 Regina Martins

Buddhist statues…

One of the many Buddhist relics at this sacred temple, Doi Suthep in Chiang Mai
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…and temples…

Doi Suthep, a golden Buddhist temple outside of Chiang Mai on the Mt Doi Suthep is truly spectacular
©2018 Regina Martins
The dragon keeps vigil over the 300 steep steps to reach Doi Suthep temple in Chiang Mai
©2018 Regina Martins

…to motorbikes…

I couldn’t resist taking a photo of this motorbike, all colourful down to the helmet. Bikes in South Africa are serious colours like black, blue and red
©2018 Regina Martins

and fresh produce at the market.

Our Thai cooking teacher took us to the market in Chiang Mai to buy ingredients for the delicious dishes we later made for dinner
©2018 Regina Martins

I hope you’ve enjoyed these pics of Thailand, a colourful place to visit.

Cee’s Fun Photo Challenge.

 

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Things People Play With

The splashes of colour come from the clothes of people of all ages playing with the white Legos. At the end of the exhibits at the STAM Ghent City Museum is a huge table piled high with white Legos.

All those white Legos, so inviting, no matter how young you are
©2018 Regina Martins
Strength and aesthetics
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What is it about Lego that is irresistible, and invites us to connect with our inner playful child…?

Interesting structure
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I admit that this was the first time I’ve seen so many white Legos – most unusual.

Piles and piles of white Lego
©2018 Regina Martins
I wonder which building this is supposed to be?
©2018 Regina Martins

Cee’s Fun Photo Challenge.

 

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Horizontal Line(s)

Vertical and horizontal lines are the expression of two opposing forces; they exist everywhere and dominate everything; their reciprocal action constitutes 'life'. I recognized that the equilibrium of any particular aspect of nature rests on the equivalence of its opposites. (Piet Mondrian)

The theme for this week’s Cee Fun Photo Challenge is horizontal lines.