Don has asked me to fill in for a couple of days while he’s taking a well earned break. This will be my first set of photos on his site.
I live in London, but recently visited the Thai buddhist temple in Wimbledon, London. It is sited about 1/4 mile from the world famous All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, the hosts of the Wimbledon tennis tournament. It is strange to see a traditional Thai temple in the middle of this wealthy area of London. All the monks dress in traditional orange robes, yet live amongst the Porsche Cayenne’s and other 4×4 vehicles.
I visited on a festival day at the temple as it’s the Thai New Year celebration of Songkran. This usually involves sampling Thai music (traditional to modern), dance, beauty pageant and of course food.
My favourite area of the temple has to be their peaceful gardens. It’s a beautiful place to just walk around and contemplate life, just like the monks…
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What a beautiful garden!
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I’d so want to go see all those places and experience the events. *sigh*
Wow – the pure definition of beauty is right there.
All that detailing of the roofs. It is so beautiful.
That last shot is gorgeous! Well done Dan 🙂
Thailand is on my list. Thanks so much for sharing your perspective. I appricate the virtual trip.
Your welcome. Do go and visit while it’s relatively calm over there.
Wonderful pics 🙂 bye!
Thanks, and bye!
Cheers Danny! Awesome pics you share here with us – thank you. (for the cool pics and for giving Mr CHarisma a break!)
Beautiful pictures. . .
The festival here was nice. My coworker goes and sells iced tea. It was cold all snowy all weekend. Thank you for the beautiful photos.
A festival in the snow isn’t quite what you want. Especially if you’re selling iced tea. Lucky here it was ok, nothing like the Far East of course.
I’m sure it wasn’t, but still lovely. He said they still had a good turnout for it
That last photo is so beautiful x
Hi Danny, Stunning place and photos. How did you find the food? Nice and hot I’d bet?
Hi there, the food is always fantastic. We usually get a selection of the grilled pork, papaya salad and some deserts. It’s one of the reasons to go down there.
I am South African, bit of a trip. But, absolutely love Thai food. They seem to have a way with ginger and chili mixed with sugar I guess that just tickles me the right way. I am detoxing right now, why am I even talking food…
If you want to detox, just eat one of their salads. Papaya salad is just spice with more spice, oh, and some shredded papaya.
Beautifully stunning photos! The colors brightened my morning. ~Susan
Thanks Susan. That’s one of the wonderful things about Thailand – the colours, the smiles and the smells!
Hey there, Danny! The picture of the garden is fantastic. So lovely. A day in the life of a monk. 🙂
Hi Audrey, yes, they have signs with quotes around the garden to make the monks think about their lives as they walk around. You can even join them and live the life of a monk for a while.
Great photo! It makes me want to visit Thailand again so badly!