I can’t believe that it’s been almost a year since I went to Thailand. One of the things that struck me while there was the inspired use of floral motifs in all design, whether architectural or fabric. I even saw fruits and vegetables intricately carved to look like flowers. The following pictures were all taken on the first official day of our tour, which began at the Grand Palace in Bangkok. Grand doesn’t begin to describe it.
The mosaics I’ve shown below were stunning, and all were applied by hand, piece-by-piece. Can you imagine? I could have spent a week, if not a full day there. Instead, we were given an hour to take it all in. I spent that hour running around and snapping away like a maniac in an attempt to use the camera to document the detail I would not be able to see in such short order.
Note: The background on my April 2011 trip to Thailand is outlined over here.