Weekly photo challenge’s theme for this week is Wall. Wow… it’s tough, challenging, not as simple as at first it came into my mind. It should have a meaning, not only a plain wall. After digging deeper into my collection, I put these pictures as walls to remember
Wall separates things and life. It has separated the Living Goddess Kumari in Nepal from the normal world since her early ages, around 4 or 5. But when I heard laughings, the voices of jumping and running of little children, I knew that behind the wall she is living her own ‘mortal’ life.
I remembered when walked along the Cheonggyecheon Stream where Seoul Lantern Festival was held. I saw these beautiful patterns hanging on the wall under a bridge. Those patterns of Sumaksae, -the type of roof end tiles-, were from Baekje Period. One of The Great Era of South Korea’s Culture and Arts.
Wall is a public place to make remembrance. Like when I saw in Sewu Temple, next to Prambanan as the World Heritage Site in Indonesia, I could see a beautiful bas relief of a royal member who has wide influence in the kingdom around 8th Century.
As a story-teller, I saw a wall with this function in Angkor Wat, Cambodia. The beautiful carvings were made for us to take delights of describing of Ramayana story, an Epic from India.
Representing a name. When I looked at the wall of Ten Thousands Buddha temple in Hong Kong, I was so surprised seeing lots of small statues of Buddha on the walls. I did not know the exact number but yes, it might be more than ten thousands.
Then I saw the puzzled wall in Madame Tussauds Wax Museum in Bangkok. I enjoyed it. Each square can be rotated to make another picture but I like the Grand Palace in light. It’s reminds me of Bangkok!