Saturday, January 5, 2013

“Temple Tiles” Photograph

The ubiquitous and unmistakable fish scale/snakeskin pattern of orange tiles on a Buddhist temple roof. For me, the older they are the better, and the more subtle colour variations there are the better. As well as colours from almost yellow to almost red, the roof in this photograph has the added texture of cobwebs and dirt. Unfortunately, that’s not always what the local community values so there is generally a desire for nice bright uniform new roofs which to my eye lack character but to the locals indicate prosperity.

Photograph taken at a temple in Pathum Thani, Thailand

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