An ancient Buddhist tradition with a modern Wind turbine.
I snapped this beautiful scene in the south of Phuket island in Thailand during our recent holiday.
This high hill overlooking the popular Ya Nui Beach on one side, and the bay of Nai Harn on the other, is called the Windmill Viewpoint, The Windmill is actually a huge wind turbine that is visible for miles around. Our first sight was an interesting green-coloured Buddhist shrine containing offerings of flowers, fronted by an impressive pair of Elephant statues. I have included a photograph of this at the bottom of this post. The view here was spectacular with a cloudless blue sky overlooking a darker blue sea. The green vegetation on the hillside, consisting mainly of palms and cacti, looked beautiful. We were high above Ya Nui Beach, looking down on the tiny figures of people on the beach below. The deep-blue sea was dotted with small boats. Passing sea traffic, ranging from long-tail boats to fishing boats heading out into the Andaman sea, This impressive viewpoint overlooks a tiny, green, tree-covered island, named ‘Koh Man’, which reminded me of a tiny green emerald set in a sapphire blue sea. These beautiful photographs brighten up our strangely compressed lockdown days. We can but relive the memories. Perhaps one day Margaret and I will safely return to our travels again. Stay safe and keep well. Love ❤️ and Peace ☮️ from John and Margaret