Good words are worth much, and cost little.
This week, Ann Christine, one of the four founders of the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge hearkened back to a time when bloggers were asked to pick a word and then share photos or stories that reflected various meanings of the word. But Ann Christine did more: She selected five words from which to choose — Growing, Crowded, Tangled, Exuberant, and Comfortable.
After looking through my picture treasure trove, I’ve decided that a trip to Bangkok, Thailand, can pretty much satisfy any word challenge! To say that Bangkok “has it all” may be an understatement!
It may seem that the 43-meter long Reclining Buddha would be very comfortable lying in the temple known as Wat Pho, but I’m not so sure that position would be comfortable for very long. In addition, would you feel comfortable having thousands take your picture each day in your reclining position? Just asking.
Growing and Tangled
A boat trip from a market place near Bangkok brought us through tropical trees and plants forming a tangled, but beautiful maze of waterways.
It’s hard to describe we would feel today (especially after social distancing for months!) lining up and then moving shoulder-to-shoulder with the crowds just to see the Emerald Buddha. But all who moved in unison through the crowded Temple of the Emerald Buddha can tell you that you could barely breathe inside (no pictures allowed) or even move without fear of having your bare feet stepped on (shoes had to remain outside). Not comfortable either.
Although this gentleman may not be the epitome of exuberance, in his own way, he was gleeful at the opportunity to have his pictures taken by many amateur photographers anxious to catch someone imitating the embellished figures on the side of one of Bangkok’s bejeweled temples!
If you’d like to see more posts on this fun set of words selected by Ann-Christine, click on her post, read to the end, and take a look at the links to other selected photos. If you’d like to add a post, please remember to include the tag Lens-Artists so others can find your selections as well.
Thanks to the fab four (Ann-Christine, Patti, Amy, and Tina) for asking me to host Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #113 next week. I feel humbled and excited! Watch for the release of the topic and my take on it next Saturday, September 5, 2020, at noon EST.
Thanks for good words always,