In the year 2009, I was contacted by a friend of mine who also happens to be a jazz singer performer who was in need of a vacation; she offered me the possibility to sit in for her at the World-Famous Bamboo Bar, a jazz club at the Mandarin Hotel, in Bangkok, Thailand. I set the wheels in motion. I found myself on a plane heading toward my destination. The journey from Jacksonville, Florida, to New York City, LA, then over the Pacific Ocean on my new adventure to another world was incredible and exciting.
The contract at the Bamboo Jazz club lasted for four months. The gig was in the evening, which gave me some free time during the day. I became very much involved with the Thai people and their culture. It became my habit to take my camera wherever I went using an OLYMPUS OM-D'E-M10 Digital Camera.
I must say I had to get used to the air quality, the food, and waterways to travel through to reach certain parts of the city. It took me over a month before I was totally immersed in the culture. Once I had gotten the hang of things, it was just me and my camera every early morning. Catching the rhythm of the city I'd found myself on streets where there weren't any tourists.
I visited many temples in Bangkok and could hear my inner voice speak out loud to me! While visiting some of them. I realized I had much to learn as a person. Much personal growth was needed for me to make some changes in my life. It was a sunny day when I visited Wat Arun Ratchawararam (The Temple of Dawn) Below are just a few of the photos I've taken of this incredible temple and the people of this land. I call my photos of this temple Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn, a gift from Thailand)
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