The Gallery: The world around us (Thailand)

 

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In 2000 my hubby and I travelled to Thailand.
To say what we saw of the country was beautiful is to totally undersell what is one of the most naturally stunning places I’ve ever seen.
And I’ve travelled a lot.
We pretty much avoided the usual tourist traps and ‘backpacked’ our way around the areas we fancied exploring.
And then one day while kicking back in a cafe a man told us, whispered it almost, about a hidden beach where few tourists visited.
They said it was tough to get to, but it was worth it.
They said take a camera, it would be worth it.
They said it would be like stepping into another world.
They were right.

This was the sight which greeted us when we stepped out into the light from the tangle of roots and plantlife.
Stunning.
(And this was before I owned a fancy pants camera so I really didn’t do it justice).

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Not long after Thailand was devastated by the Christmas tsunami which ripped through the communities we took to our hearts and laid to waist whole swaths of land.
One island we stayed on, Phi Phi, was totally submerged.
But these photos are the memory we hold of Thailand: Warm-hearted, beautiful Thailand.

 

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This post is for week 10 of The Gallery: The world we live in.

So what did you all come up with?It’s week 10 of The Gallery and as you know, I launched it to showcase all the amazing photographs I see dotted around the blogs I visit.
I wanted to create an online art gallery of all your work.
And the results have been stunning and exceeded my wildest expectations.
People taking part have seen the number of people visiting their blog rise, they’ve met new people and have helped create an exciting buzz around the internet.
That’s you helping drive this. You are making a different just by taking photographs!
And the beauty is you can jump in any time you like. Miss a week, miss 2, come back; you don’t even have to post a picture if you don’t want to, just visit everyone else’s. If you are joining in this week at the foot of this post you will find a widget to add the URL to your own Gallery post.
The aim is to get as many of your photographs viewed by others, so if you do have the time, make sure you try and visit some of the other entries – even if it’s only a couple – and let them know what you think.
And if you’ve missed this week’s prompt, no problem as there will be a new one on Friday.

I can’t wait to see what you come up with.



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