Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Geopiece of the Day: The real Temple of Doom




Not weird or bizarre at all. Also one of the hands is giving me the finger I think.

Not much is known on the mysterious internet computing cloud about the white temple. It rests in calm and tranquil Northern Thailand and is known as the Wat Rong Khun. Legend has it that a ghostly jinn resembling or posing as a human architect with the name of  Chalermchai Kositpipat came down from the heavens in 1997 and proclaimed the site of the temple to lack a terrifying feel of doom and religious imagery. The architect, who is a talented painter / artist by profession, and most likely not averse to the idea of mind altering drugs, designed the exterior and interior and provided the murals.


The inside of the temple. Here we see a historic scene of Gautama Buddha fighting of the Imperial Fleet and destroying the Space and Time Continuum while the Hubble space telescope takes photos. On the right we have the other members of the superfriends justice league who the Buddha commands. (At least that is what I see it is kind of a Rohrschach test)

What better religion than buddhism, known for nonviolence, love, respect and peaceful existence and eternal bliss, would have been better to inundate the disturbing halls of the temple with religious bliss.

The artist certainly has constructed  a timeless piece of art. Asked by the press about his stylistic artwork Chalermchai Kositpipat said: "I got complaints from everybody – from the Thai government, from monks and from other artists, saying that what I was doing was not Thai art."