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Images Of Chiang Rai 2005-2012

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Lahu New Years (and Chinese) will start after next Friday night - Sunday night, I think, maybe 24 hours from Sunday morning to Monday morning its firecrackers all the time (at least at Thoed Thai/Hin Taek - rooms at Reusii Hotel B200/night)

At MaeSalong Nai I saw a new road-sign with a pic of the "horse-riding monks" but didn't take quite close enough a photo of the pic (sorry)

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Just a few more country shots from Chiang Rai area.

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This is "buk" - the largest flower I know of.

featured on Thai TV 4 or so days ago...

this one is in my yard - flower growing straight out of the ground.

the show said when it gets old it stinks

but the tuber is used as an antidote for food-poisoning!

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This is "buk" - the largest flower I know of.

featured on Thai TV 4 or so days ago...

this one is in my yard - flower growing straight out of the ground.

the show said when it gets old it stinks

but the tuber is used as an antidote for food-poisoning!

Hi Joel, I have a similar photo of it with a pair of loppers in the foreground to show size perspective. It only has a slight stink - less than one might imagine - though maybe I'm innured to stink for reasons of lifestyle. I wrote a brief description of it in my upcoming new book 'Toad in my Shoe' but didn't know the plant's name until now. I'll add 'buk' if you don't mind.

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Great pictures!

Here are two more. Taken back in 1997. The temple steps are on a hill about 3 kms northwest of Chiang Rai. I regret that I forget the name of the place, so if anyone can help, I would be delighted to know!

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it's the temple on the hill just south of the Mae Fa Luang Bridge, across from the military golf course. King Mengrai designed the concentric garden (2nd photo) and dubbed it "THE NAVEL OF THE WORLD"

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Some old pictures I had taken from Doi Caow Quai on a not so hazy day.

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My favorite and easiest place to take pictures of the sunset is in my own back yard. These two shot were taken a few minutes apart as the colors changed.

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That's nice, I enjoy a good sunset photo. Could I ask what camera you used?

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That's nice, I enjoy a good sunset photo. Could I ask what camera you used?

My old camera died so I got a Sony H7 recently. Not a real SLR but very light and has a monster zoom. Lots of settings to play with and the case makes it easy to put on a belt when biking or hiking. Not for the purist but it works for me.

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That's nice, I enjoy a good sunset photo. Could I ask what camera you used?

My old camera died so I got a Sony H7 recently. Not a real SLR but very light and has a monster zoom. Lots of settings to play with and the case makes it easy to put on a belt when biking or hiking. Not for the purist but it works for me.

Nice camera, that's really some zoom isn't it.

I recently bought a Ricoh Caplio R5 after reading very good reviews but it hasn't quite lived up to expectations. Some times the colors are a bit ordinary and it's virtually useless in bad light. (A common digital camera fault).

I really need to sit down with the book; but you know the old adage, only read the instructions after all else fails.

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