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A visit to the ornate Wat Benchamabophit Dusitvanaram (Marble Temple), Bangkok, Thailand. 馃彌锔 馃摳: 14.12.2015 on Sony DSC-HX9V.

Wat Benchamabophit Dusitvanaram is a Buddhist temple (wat) in the Dusit district of Bangkok, Thailand. Also known as the Marble Temple, it is one of Bangkok's best-known temples and a major tourist attraction. It typifies Bangkok's ornate style of high gables, stepped-out roofs and elaborate finials.

Construction of the temple began in 1899 at the request of King Chulalongkorn after building his palace nearby. The temple's name literally means the Temple of the fifth King located nearby Dusit Palace. It was designed by Prince Naris, a half-brother of the king, and is built of Italian marble. It has display of Carrara marble pillars, a marble courtyard and two large singhas (lions) guarding the entrance to the bot. The interiors are decorated with crossbeams of lacquer and gold, and in shallow niches in the walls of paintings of important stupas all over the country. The cloister around the assembly hall houses 52 images of Buddha.

The image of the temple's fa莽ade is visible on the reverse side of the Five-Baht coin of the Thai currency. The site contains the Benchamabophit National Museum.

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The words
That are flames on my tongue and
Hell fires in my soul.
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They say I'm free
But i dont dare,
To ask you that favor
To listen to
Like me.
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so shooting yesterday made me realize that when I鈥檓 in the studio I鈥檓 literally a kid at Christmas and that photography is what I鈥檓 meant to do :)
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