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Offering

Posted by
grouser (Ludlow, United Kingdom) on 12 December 2010 in Lifestyle & Culture and Portfolio.

We took a trip out of Chiang Mai and visited a hill village. I found it a mildly depressing experience as it was a tribe that had seemingly been re-located from the Golden Triangle in order to stop them growing opium poppies for a living. (Better there than Afghanistan I would have thought) The village consisted of a dusty Hill Tribe Opium Museum and rows of shacks which almost all contained shops selling tourist tat. The only redeeming feature of the place was a rather beautiful garden full of flowers and butterflies at the top of the hill. Needless to say the butterflies wouldn't cooperate and I ended up with a collection of
not quite
right
shots of blurry wings
and things.
So onwards to the lovely Wat of Doi Suthep. Here worshippers are making offerings of lotus buds, candles and incense to the Buddha images.

NIKON D70s 1/125 second F/9.0 27 mm (35mm equiv.)

NIKON D70s
1/125 second
F/9.0
27 mm (35mm equiv.)

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