Floating Market, Thailand - by Diego Rios The floating market is among the most-photographed destinations in Thailand. The river and 'klong' markets give a realistic glance of how daily life must have been in earlier times. The floating market is where the sellers' boats laden with a wide variety of tropical fruits, flowers, vegetables and fresh produce, come to meet and barter their products with other traders.
♥ Left Wing of the Cathedral [Buga/Valle del Cauca, Colombia] - by Diego Rios With a history dating back to its conception in 1573 [although completed in the 18th century and destroyed by an earthquake] the Ermita was bestowed with the title of Basilica in August 1937 by Pope Pius XI. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buga,_Valle_del_Cauca
Waiting at the Heaven's Door - by Diego Rios This is a dramatic image that I captured during my visit to Bangkok, Thailand while I was walking around one of the main temples in the city. A guy laid down out of the temple's door waiting for the temple's door being opened.
Dusit Palace, Bangkok - by Diego Rios H.R.H. King Chulalongkorn (Rama V (1860-1910)) was the first Thai monarch to visit Europe and credited for steering the country into modern age and for preserving Thailand’s independence from European colonialism. Dusit Palace was originally called Dusit Garden by King Rama V and was constructed between 1897 and 1901 in European style.
Wat Phra Kaew Temple, Bangkok - by Diego Rios Wat Phra Kaew or the Temple of the Emerald Buddha (officially known as Wat Phra Sri Rattana Satsadaram) is regarded as the most important Buddhist temple in Thailand. Located in the historic centre of Bangkok, within the grounds of the Grand Palace, it enshrines Phra Kaew Morakot (the Emerald Buddha), the highly revered Buddha image meticulously carved from a single block of jade. Photo by DiegoRios.com
Beijing National Stadium The National Stadium of Beijing is located in the Olympic Green Area and cost US$423 million. The design, which originated from the study of Chinese ceramics, implemented steel beams in order to hide supports for the retractable roof; giving the stadium the appearance of a "Bird's nest". Photo by DiegoRios.com
Damnoen Saduak, Floating Market, Thailand - by Diego Rios One of the most famous of the floating markets in Thailand is Damnoen Saduak, about 100 kilometers southwest of Bangkok. This buzzing market is at its best in the early morning before the crowds arrive and the heat of the day builds up. Very colorful and vibrant atmosphere in this wonderful place in Thailand.
Bangkok, Thailand - by Diego Rios Bangkok has a tropical wet and dry climate under the Köppen climate classification system. Average temperatures in the city are about 2 °C (3.6 °F) higher than the ones shown for the Don Mueang Airport during the 1960-1990 period. Photo by DiegoRios.com Hotel: view from: www.lebua.com
The Great Wall, China This photo has been used by Mr. Walter Schiab, Executive Chef of the White House with my courtesy, and such as honor needs to be shared with the Global Community. Link: www.walterscheib.com/2011/10/china-wonder.html Photo by DiegoRios.com