They cleaned up my avatar...

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They cleaned up my avatar...

Postby mikenz66 » Sun May 04, 2014 6:58 am

I'm just back from three weeks in Thailand, mostly in northern Ang Thong. Had a chance to revisit Wat Phra Non Jaksi, which is nearby in Sing Buri Province. The large reclining Buddha in my avatar has had a facelift since I was last able to visit. I think the avatar photo is from 2007...

Wat Phra Non Jaksi, Sing Buri Province.
http://www.mybuddha108.com/wats/singbur ... on_jc.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sing_Buri_Province

Hard to see the scale in the photos, but it's 46m long, so slightly larger than the one in Wat Pho, Bangkok, though that one has more elaborate decorations... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wat_Pho

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Re: They cleaned up my avatar...

Postby lyndon taylor » Sun May 04, 2014 7:06 am

How did they get his eyes to open like that, has he awakened????
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Re: They cleaned up my avatar...

Postby mikenz66 » Sun May 04, 2014 7:13 am

:jumping:

Most Buddha images have open eyes... :sage:

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Re: They cleaned up my avatar...

Postby James the Giant » Sun May 04, 2014 7:53 am

Gosh the statue is super-shiny now. I wonder what kind of paint that is? Maybe actual gold paint with several layers of gloss coat on top.
What were you doing up there in Thailand, Mike?
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Re: They cleaned up my avatar...

Postby mikenz66 » Sun May 04, 2014 8:19 am

Yes, I'm not sure how they do that. Three years ago that building was closed for renovations...

Thailand was a family visit (my partner's family). And a great break. It's very relaxing to spend three weeks not talking to native English speakers (and seeing only a few from a distance :tongue:). Plenty of time to think, and catch up on recorded Dhamma talks...

Stangely, there were lots of foreigners at Erawan Falls (Kanchanaburi). What's jarring about foreigners in Thailand is the way they dress

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When you're used to how much more modestly Thai people dress...
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