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Pink Elephants


Pink Elephants
Information sur la photo
Copyright: dave banfield (davejb) (70)
Genre: Lieux
Média: Couleur
Date de prise de vue: 2014-07-22
Catégories: Architecture
Exposition: f/19, 1/180 secondes
More Photo Info: [view]
Versions: version originale
Date de soumission: 2015-12-13 7:53
Vue: 1052
Points: 2
[Ligne directrice - Note] Note du photographe
Got fed up trying to get a good snap at The Grand Palace, Bangkok. Too many tourists. Just outside came across this statue.
In Thailand, white elephants (also known as Pink Elephants) are considered sacred and are a symbol of royal power; all those discovered are presented to the king (although this presentation is usually a ceremonial one - the elephants are not actually taken into captivity). Historically, the status of kings has been evaluated by the number of white elephants in their possession. King, Bhumibol Adulyadej, owned ten — considered a great achievement. All ten have since died, and there is no evidence of any white elephants currently living in Thailand. The last white elephant of the King died in 2006.


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Hello Dave

Love the angle with the extreme colors. Almost looks surreal. Excellent capture

Cheers
jimmy

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