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Photostory THAILAND
"FROM HIMALAYAS TO ALICE SPRINGS 2000-2001"

Bangkok - Ko Chang - Chiang Mai / October 2000 - March 2001



     
   
     

The beginning of a five-month journey with the landing in Bangkok
Thailand, October 2000

     
   
     

The city of striking contrasts

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Buddhism teaches that the present life is determined by the previous one
- with the continuity of consicence

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In a unique mixture of smog and humidity vitamines come in handy

     
   
     

Thai fellow tailor - also a (rather) free artist

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Thailand for the second time - rehabilitation after the return from the Himalayas
Ko Chang (Elephant Island), Gulf of Thailand, December 2000

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Finally on our own - a tropical apartment in paradise

     
   
     

Straight from the tree - however, more nutritius than tasty

     
   
     

Lying on a sandy beach under palm trees in company of sun rays and corals

     
   
     

Thailand for the third time - going North
Chiang Mai, March 2001

     
   
     

One of countless representations of the great teacher of enlightment

More ... about Buddha

     
   
     

Naga - the guardian of treasures, springs, rivers and lakes,
Hindu symbol of fertility, fecundity and wealth

     
   
     

Extraction of silk thread by heating the silkworm cocoons

     
   
     

Manual stretching of the warp across the wooden loom

     
   
     

Inserting the silk weft among the warp is a domain of men in some places

     
   
     

Hand-carved "one piece artefact"

     
   
     

Night Market in Chiang Mai

     
   
     

Elephant traveling - an experience requiring time and balance

     
   
     

On the journey through the villages local people (for money) dance around the fire

     
   
     

The smile is, like all the best things in life - free of charge

     
   
     

The colors and patterns of the cloth women wear clearly state their class

     
   
     

Original homeland of poppy, the symbol of fertility, sleep, dreams and death
- opium is extracted in the form of milky substance from the poppy heads
followed by heating and fermentation

     
   
     

A representative of "Akha People" tribe

More ... about the ethnic group

     
   
     

Descent into the valley on a bamboo raft

 

 

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