Reclining Buddha

Ayutthaya, Thailand. Photoblog version here. The city was founded in 1350 by King U-Thong, who came here to escape a smallpox outbreak in Lop Buri, and proclaimed it the capital of his kingdom, often referred to as the Ayutthaya kingdom or Siam. Ayutthaya was named after the city of Ayodhya in India, the birthplace of Rama in the Ramayana (Thai, Ramakien). In 1767 the city was destroyed by the Burmese army, and the ruins of the old city now formRead more

Classic beauty

Novita on Christmas Eve in Siem Reap, Cambodia. I’m a very lucky man. I get lost in those eyes. Taken at high ISO on a Canon G7 (not my 5D). There’s some banding on her right arm – must have been odd shadows.Read more