The two buildings were photographed from a boat during a Chicago Architectural Tour in July. The abstract reflections were captured the next morning during a walk along the river. A full size view of each image can be seen by clicking on the image, then view full size image in the lower right corner.
This Green Winged Cicada (Diceroprocta vitripennis) is an annual variety. I managed to grab a few photos on my phone. Cicada wings are tiny and compressed when they emerge, but it didn’t take long for the beautiful green wings to fully unfurl and carry the insect away… leaving its former self behind.
Phra Pathom Chedi, or “the first Stupa” is located about 50km outside of Bangkok in Nakhon Pathom. It is the tallest Stupa in the world, dating back to the 4th century. Learn the colorful history of this Buddhist site here.
These charismatic statues are among several that encircle the Stupa at its base.