Weekly Photo Challenge: Ornate

Temple Urns – Chedi Thaimongkon, Hat Yai

This week’s theme for the weekly photo challenge over at The Daily Post is Ornate.

This photograph is from inside the most unique temple I have ever been to – Chedi Thaimongkhon in Hat Yai.  It is absolutely stunning there and is well worth a visit if you are in the area.

Check out my post – Top Ten Hidden Temples of Hat Yai for information on more beautiful temples in the area.

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Ornate.”

For this TEFL teacher with a strong Cornish identity but a compulsion for travel and the expat life, a picture says…

This month’s A picture says… is all about little old me! Head over to TDN to check it out and more. Happy Friday everyone!

The Displaced Nation

Cornish Kylie Collage Canon zoom lens; photo credit: Morguefiles. Kylie Millar (self portrait).

Welcome to our monthly series “A picture says…”, created to celebrate expats and other global residents for whom photography is a creative outlet. The series host is English expat, blogger, writer, world traveler and photography enthusiast James King, who thinks of a camera as a mirror with memory. If you like what you see here, be sure to check out his blog, Jamoroki.

My guest this month is 27-year-old Kylie Millar who was born and bred in Cornwall, England, and, though she now finds herself in Thailand, just like me, she remains proud of her Cornish heritage, having branded herself on her travel blog as Cornish Kylie.

Not only that but Kylie informs me that the Cornish were granted official minority status earlier this year. Being born and bred in Cornwall now means, technically, that…

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Photo of the day: Jetty walkway, Penang

clan jetty, Georgetown Penang Malaysia photography

Two ladies relax on one of the clan jetties in Georgetown on Penang, Malaysia.

One of the oldest remaining Chinese settlements on the island, the jetties house a number of clans who live in beautiful wooden houses on stilts in the water.  Each jetty is home to a different clan of Chinese descendants, grouped according to their province of origin.

I took a morning stroll down the Chew jetty, one of the largest of these water villages that are now part of a UNESCO world heritage site.  I don’t know if it was the early hour or if it this way every day, but it was wonderfully calm and peaceful as I walked down the wooden walkway.  The pace of life was most definitely slower here.

Click here for more information and a map to help you locate this lovely corner of Penang island.