“All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.” – Martin Buber

Travel Theme: WALLS

Walls evoke  a feeling of security in all of us. It is familiar. It’s what we see every day. At the same time, walls leave us at awe whenever something in it surprises us.

The following are my photos for this week’s theme.

Great Wall of China

Almost anyone will agree that this theme won’t be complete without putting this here.

Mutianyu Great Wall

Breath-taking. Beautiful. Mutianyu Great Wall

Beijing’s 798 Art Zone

A heaven for art enthusiasts, 798 Art Zone boasts of beautiful outdoor art. Here’s a wall full of contemporary art work.

798 Art Zone

A wall of art from Beijing’s 798 Art Zone

Bangkok’s Grand Palace Mural

I was still in college when I visited Bangkok, but the place surely amazed me. From architecture to art, the Grand Palace was stunning. This was a portion of a wall of a corridor on the way to another part of the palace.

Bangkok Grand Palace

Wall Mural at the Grand Palace in Bangkok

Angkor Wat’s Relief Sculpture

This was the first place that I ever got to see relief sculptures in walls. These depicted stories (yet I have no idea what they were). I just knew that because I saw some guides telling the tourists what these were about. 😛

Yogyakarta’s Borobudur

When climbing Borobudur, you’ll see a lot of relief sculptures. The photos below were taken from the low to middle sections of the structure, depicting the earthly life of human beings.

For other fabulous contributions on this week’s theme, visit Ailsa’s blog here.

Happy travels!

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2 comments on “Travel Theme: WALLS

  1. Jo Bryant
    January 30, 2013

    how cool that a palace has a mural like that one…very modern

    • Karen
      January 30, 2013

      I think that some of them have been restored, but to think that they did those designs centuries ago was simply mind-boggling! 🙂

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