Friday, August 20, 2010

The Sunday Creative - Ethereal


This week's prompt quickly made me think of children or delicate flowers or lace but I wanted something a bit different.  So I began thinking about the first half of the definition - heavenly or celestial, which then took me to my amazing weekend in Thailand and the temples that literally covered Chiang Mai.

One of my favorites was this crumbling ruin, which is pretty much the opposite of anything delicate or dainty, and yet it was built with heavenly thoughts in mind.  It was built thousands of years ago and still stands (at least in part.)  In this very sold structure prayers and meditations were sent up for thousands of years.

While coming up with a picture was difficult for this week's assignment, the song was easy.  No one's voice is as ethereal as Alison Krauss'

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22 comments:

Tammy Lee Bradley said...

Oh, I completely agree. She sings like an angel. I have always wondered if she could sing loudly. She has such a soft voice. :)

R Montalban said...

Alison Krauss definitely does have a heavenly voice that is for sure and the temple looks lovely too.

blue china studio said...

It would be incredible to see that in person. Amazingly beautiful.

Have a great weekend Jamie!

Corinne said...

That photo is incredible, what an amazing structure!

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

How fabulous to have visited this beautiful place....love that voice...almost haunting! Have a wonderful weekend! :)

Nicole said...

One of my favorite Alison Kraus songs! Goes perfectly with the pic and theme.

gibknitty said...

the picture has a dreamy quality to it. great choice. love the song too.

blue elephant photography said...

the photo is so lovely! and love the song ♥

Maegan Beishline said...

I would have loved to have been there in Thailand to see that with you, Jamie! What a beautiful structure!

Gilding Lilies said...

Lovely, and unexpected, photo choice for the prompt, but I love it.
Thanks for stopping by my blog too, nice to meet you.

krissilugbill said...

love where this took you! how amazing that you got to go there! what a beautiful shot and a beautiful place to visit!

chasity said...

fantastic architecture.

and yes...alison is wonderful!

krissilugbill said...

okay i have to tell you this...my itunes is on the fritz right now and so I have been using your blog tonight as my radio :) You and I have such similar music taste! I love some of the folks you love, Ray LaMontagne, Alexi Murdoch, The Avett Brothers. Thanks for providing my music for the evening! :) Also, I found a few new loves from your blog that I am very excited about!!!

IVYALLOVER said...

what a beautiful image and lovely song. Thank you for your sweet post, so nice to connect with you! See you over at stay-cation ♥

colorchic said...

Great photo and music for Sunday Creative... interesting to see all the different images from just one word.

A Box of Chocolates said...

oh wow Jamie I listened to that voice and words of that song and I thought of the post I did about the book A Thousand Splendid Suns, it would be the perfect song to cover those women in the book. I love the way you have song for each post great stuff..

alison said...

Love the different take on "ethereal", and very glad for the explanation. Lovely photo, and as echoed above, well paired with Krauss. Thank you!

Allison @ Alli 'n Son said...

Wow, that is a powerful picture. Very fitting for the theme.

Indie.Tea said...

What a very beautiful place...

Sam said...

Great photo for the prompt, lucky you to have seen it in person! Love the song too x

Karen said...

Another beautiful photo and one of my favorite artists! I've seen Alison Krauss twice in the last few years and they were both great concerts.

cindy said...

seeing the scale of the temple in relation to the buildings on either side really gives you a sense of its size. incredible and love alison with union station.

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