Photo of the Week!
F 7.1; 1/80; ISO 100; 79mm.
Shot at Wat Arun in Bangkok, Thailand.
Last week’s “Photo of the Week” entry was noticeably happier in tone than the past few ones. Indeed, as the coronavirus has ravaged the world’s population, sent its surviving inhabitants in to hiding, and decimated the global economy, there hasn’t been a lot of good news over the past few months. Such negative trends have shown signs of reversing as of late, and now governments in Asia, Europe, and North America are all considering and implementing policies to re-open their countries safely and efficiently. That’s great! People, like the woman pictured here, are growing weary and antsy to return to normal. For her sake — and many others too — let’s hope this comes sooner rather than later… but not too soon!
As for the photograph itself, this was taken at Wat Arun, a large Buddhist temple set along the eastern shore of Bangkok’s Chao Phraya river. It’s located directly across from the Grand Palace, and it has, for good reason, since become a popular tourist attraction. There’s an interesting history that you can learn more about by clicking here (via Wikipedia), or by visiting a past “Photo of the Week” entry (entitled “A temple in the (urban) jungle”).
As was written during the past few weeks, stay safe and hang in there! This too shall pass.
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