A War In Bronze

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The hotel launch in Bangkok where I had viewed ‘The Epic War in A Bronze Relief’

While at a casual walk around my hotel in Bangkok, through the sideways, provided me with a view of a mirror and some indoor-plants on one way but on the other way I happened to view a miraculous sculpture in a relief in bronze, depicting a war..it was the depiction of the Epic war fought between Lord Rama and the Demon King Ravana,as narrated in the Indian Epic, ‘Ramayana‘. The stylization and conception of the theme of the legendary war were highly spectacular to make a viewer stunned on the way through a hotel on a casual walk…No doubt, it was much more than what is called a relief sculpture or a precious curios…I bow before the sculptor whether the person is still alive or not..!!

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The bronze relief depicting the Mythological war fought between the Lord Rama and the Demon King Ravana, in the Legends of Ramayana (the Saga of Rama)

It was very remarkable that the battleground was set in the backdrop of dense forestland with the inscription of many animal motifs surrounding the troops fighting with each other in the foreground !!

The New Ones And The Once New Ones On The Way….

The buildings in any squares of the world would be compared in terms of time; the old and the new; it is phenomenal to consider the constructions erected upon times before and after in a scale of fashion and design depending upon the ongoing patterns in civilizations that occur at changing lifestyles of people. So it is highly interesting to watch what is new or contemporary and what is old in terms of architecture in a city with a tradition of innumerable mileage in culture and interactions of societies.

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Array of shopping centers in a corner of Bangkok city premises rather old in fashion but remains to be curios in lay out and color

In the city of Bangkok in Thailand, we can see a kind of comparable aspects of architectural varieties that exemplifies this phenomenal representation of time and civilization so curious to watch out , at different squares and lanes of this shore of white elephants!The old residential lanes found in the Chinese corner stand out as an erection of old styles established once in a while when the Chinese settlements started flourishing as a township in the land….even the backdrops of  them speak out that sentiments of another time far away from the new…..,the people with that tradition living now would bring back the air of the past…!

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The odor of old is still live inside and outside these premises

The color of past and the lost glory of another time is evident in the decaying residential lanes in the Chinese area!

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The bell-tower situated in the main center of worship in Bangkok

What is ancient and more precious are maintained in the temples  and at the places of cultural significance and centers of prime attractions in terms of tourism and worship.The heavy bells and towers around are the specimens found in the central shrine of Lord Buddha in the city.

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contemporary flats with palm-trees atop, situated in Bangkok city

In succession  to what is old and ancient in  architecture , the contemporary style flats with palm-trees planted atop are laid out as part of the novel town planning and taste preferred by the contemporary society in the main stream of city life in Bangkok !!

Paragliders at ‘Pattaya’,a beach destination beside Bangkok

A gliding coming down to the dock

Waiting their turn for a glide under the hot sun

Touching the clouds with colors!

‘Pattaya’ is the name of a town that is laid out in the outskirts of Bangkok,the capital city of Thailand.This town is one among the popular beach towns in Thailand as a travel spot and destination known for its offshore adventure tourism activities;one of them is the Para-gliding done a few nautical miles away from the Pattaya beach.The gliding is done parallel to a sail in the sea revolving around the dock made for the purpose.This adventure attracts people regardless to their age and body weight ;this is planned by the authority not as an adventure but an absolute leisurely one is the prime charm of tourism in this island.
During the seasons thousands of international tourists visit here and almost all of them take part in para gliding!The hot sunny days adding thrill to this…that’s why both young and old eagerly wait for minutes to have their turn for a glide with patience under the hot sun even at the peak of a season!
The brightly colored parachute catching the eyes invites all to take part in the sail; it functions as a fluorescent lamp in multi-color that charms the tourists alike flies..when the boat connected with the parachute start moving away the multi-colored umbrella swings up in the bright blue sky spreading its glitter down to the eyes of the viewers bellow !There was the turn of a young lady then, and she was brought near to the glide , made ready to sail with her suits for it, by the anchors there…the youth having some extra pounds of flesh had raised curiosity to the people watching around as to see how would the sail lift her up along with the glide!As expected, she was carried away by the sail through the waters for awhile that caused anxiety to all for some moments…but for God’s sake she was pulled up in the air by the parachute with all the efforts , anyhow …!!

A Lifting up with efforts: the heavy young lady being uploaded into the sky!

The young lady is getting up towards the sail