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Today I have looked from time to time at the gallery on TE and it has been very sleepy. Very few new pictures, few critiques. Is the end near, like on TN and TL?
I have asked myself a question: is it worth posting anything? I am afraid that many friends have asked the same and come to the conclusion that no.

But I still hope for a better future (naively).

One more picture from Northern Thailand.

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep is a Theravada Buddhist temple (wat) in Chiang Mai Province, Thailand. The temple is often referred to as "Doi Suthep" although this is actually the name of the mountain where it's located. It is a sacred site for many Thai people. The temple is situated at an elevation of 1,073 meters. From the temple, impressive views of downtown Chiang Mai can be seen.
The original founding of the temple remains a legend and there are a few varied versions. The temple is said to have been founded in 1383 when the first stupa was built. Over time, the temple has expanded and been made to look more extravagant with many more holy shrines added.

The temple is reached by a strenuous, 306-step staircase, intended as an act of meditation. Once inside the temple grounds, visitors must be appropriately dressed and must remove footwear. The original gold plated chedi is the holiest area of the temple grounds. Within the site are pagodas, statues, bells, a museum, and shrines. Aspects of the wat draw from both Buddhism and Hinduism.

Here the green glass Buddha statue.
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Additional Photos by Malgorzata Kopczynska (emka) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13023 W: 139 N: 33699] (153734)
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