This huge statue was photographed in Wat Phra Kaew in Bangkok. Translated in to English, the Temple of the Emerald Buddha. Although this statue must have been at least 20 feet tall, it was only a small part of this temple. It is regarded as the most sacred Buddhist temple in Thailand. There is a lot of history about the temple and the Grand Palace next door but sadly, I couldn’t find any information about Tosakanth.
Walking back from the Big Boys Toys Show, I went past Cornwall Park. The weather was beautiful and the sun was in the idea position, to light up the statue. Sir John Logan Campbell came over from Edinburgh to Auckland in 1840. He was a prominent New Zealand public figure and some say the father of Auckland. Cornwall Park was originally a farm he owned which he left to the city.
“I will meet you on the other side in about an hour” my tuk-tuk driver said in broken English as I walked through the entrance of this temple in Cambodia. Having no idea how big it was and not seeing anybody else to ask I started wondering through the ruins. Coming across a “guide/security guard” he started to walk along with me and one of the things he pointed out to me was this Stupa. When you stand in this point the hole in the wall makes it look like the flame of a candle.
Built as a tribute to the workers who built the Great Ocean Road this statue and memorial arch in behind represents the great hardship these men endured. Threethousand Australian soldiers and sailors of the FIrst World War were employed to built this 151 mile stretch of road along the south eastern coast of Victoria. It was built between 1919 and 1932 in terrible conditions. So much so the road itself is the world’s largest war memorial; dedicated to the casualties of World War I.