Da Lat Crazy House

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Willie Wonka, Anton Gaudi, and Hunter S. Thompson walk into a bar…….

Would be a good joke, right?  If so, this building is the punchline…’they decide to build something together’.

It’s the Finnegan’s Wake of architecture.

For more than 25 years, Dang Viet Nga has been building one of the strangest pieces of architecture known to man.  She earned a PhD in Architecture at the University of Moscow five decades ago. So she must know what she’s doing, right?

Heck if I know!?! But I liked it.  Sort of….. Continue reading

Wat Suan Dok and CMU Art Museum

Wat Suan Dok

Wat Suan Dok

Today I visited yet another temple.  What can I say, they are relaxing and beautiful.  This temple is across the street from the main Chiang Mai University campus, so I thought it would be a nice stop after my trip to the art museum.  But, the weather was perfect, the lighting excellent, and the clouds magnificent, so I turned around and made this my first stop.

I later came for learn that Wat Suan Dok means Temple of the Flowers which only made everything better as later in the afternoon I visited an orchid market. Continue reading