Wat Arun Ratchawaram Ratchaworamawihan

Wat Arun Ratchawararam Ratchawaramahawihan (Thai: วัดอรุณราชวราราม ราชวรมหาวิหาร) or Wat Arun (Thai pronunciation: [wát ʔarun], “Temple of Dawn”) is a Buddhist temple (wat) in Bangkok Yai district of Bangkok, Thailand, on the Thonburi west bank of the Chao Phraya River.

 

This is the last Weekly Photo Challenge hosted by WordPress, so I figured that I’d post a large photo gallery as my final post. Thanks to the team at WordPress for hosting this challenge for many years. Respect.

Enjoy the photo gallery:

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Thailand Tattoo Expo 2018 – part 2

Liquid ink turned into solid art – that’s an accurate description of what happened at Thailand Tattoo Expo 2018. I’ve already posted some photos in part 1. Now enjoy part 2.

Kea Tattoo Thai, hannya (般若), hannya mask.

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Brøytestikke

If you try to google translate brøytestikke, you’ll get a gibberish answer. This is one of those bamboo sticks that they put along the roads during winter, so that the guy who drives the snow plow can see where the road is supposed to be. In this case it was covered in frost.

Brøytestikke

WPC: https://dailypost.wordpress.com/photo-challenges/growth-2/

The Changing Seasons: September 2017

September is here and brought autumn with her. This is the third consecutive year that I cover September in this challenge and after this (as you probably already know) there’s only 3 months left of the year.

Oslo Opera, Bjørvika.

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Portraits of Mara Eastern

After the kid went to bed last night I had nothing to do, so I made these portraits of Mara Eastern – loosely based on her Instagram uploads.

Just a quick photoshop job to make time pass while I was waiting to be tired enough to go to sleep. If you don’t know Mara, this is her according to her own words:
“I’m a sardonic blogger, snapper, scribbler and rhymer; a virtual space invader who indulges in cheerful negativism, morbid self-deprecation and bleak humour.” – https://maraeastern.com/

Waiting for Whatever

These photos are from a series I’ve named «The Punk Years». I’m not sure what we were waiting for, back when we were teens, but I guess it was for something to happen. Anything. Hopefully something cool and exciting.

At the docks… from «The Punk Years».

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The Changing Seasons: August 2017

August – late summer/early autumn. The days are shorter, it’s getting darker and colder, but despite of some warm and sunny days: the summer is getting cornered.

Såpeboble

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Byens Helter

Jeg vil gjerne rette en stor takk til byens helter som måtte rykke ut til en nabo’s tørrkokte kjele idag. Det ble mye røyk, men ingen brann eller personskader – delvis takket være heltemodig innsats fra snarrådige naboer.

Vakker kvinne i uniform

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The 4th Titanic International Tattoo Convention

In July there was another epic tattoo convention in Belfast – the 4th Titanic International Tattoo Convention. Pure satisfaction.

Christine Lynn ( Blue Sphynx Tattoo) is working on Torii Wilson’s wonderful ass.

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Tattoo Artist Ronnie Cyndi

WordPress’ Weekly Photo Challenge this week asks us to post something that’s unusual (in some way for you). If you’ve seen my previous post, you already know that I was in Belfast during the weekend to attend the 4th Titanic International Tattoo Convention.

Tattoo artist Ronnie Cyndi.

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The Changing Seasons: May 2017

On the 17th of May Norway celebrated its constitution day – a cultural, national heritage. I documented some of it in my May post of «The Changing Seasons».

17th of May

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Mango Sticky Rice

Near the Wat Pho temple in Bangkok you can get some really good sticky rice. It’s a small, confined space – a tiny place where the only thing they serve is mango sticky rice.

Preparing mango sticky rice, Bangkok, Thailand.

It might look dangerous the way she’s chopping away at the mango, but the chef is in full control.

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The Changing Seasons: April 2017

One Norwegian poet once said: «Jeg velger meg April (I choose April).» Well, April is here and so is «The Changing Seasons».

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Bangkok Security

As you probably already know, I was in Bangkok not long ago. Let me tell you that they beefed up the security when I visited Bangkok. They even put handcuffs in my hotel room, just in case…

Outside the royal palace.

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Thailand Tattoo Expo 2017 – part 3

There were lots of people at Thailand Tattoo Expo and a dense population of beautiful, tattooed women. I like it like that.

I think I’m in love…

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