favorite people → darren criss: “I remember seeing ‘Aladdin’ when I was five or six and loving it. I looked at the big screen and said to my mum, ‘Whatever this Genie guy does, I want to do.’ Mum said I couldn’t be a genie, but that Robin Williams, who did the voice-over in the film, was an actor. So I said, ‘OK, then, I want to be an actor.’”
This spectacular white building is called Wat Rong Khun or The White Temple. It’s a Buddhist temple located in Northern Thailand just outside the city of Chiang Rai. Designed by Thai visual artist Chalermchai Kositpipat in 1997, The White Temple is an awesome blend of traditional Thai architecture and both beautiful and grotesque surreal elements. It’s as much a work of art as it is a building devoted to learning and meditation.
"To reach the temple you have to walk over a bridge over a moat filled with innumerable sculptures of out-reaching arms, apparently symbolizing desire. Once inside, you will be greeted not by traditional Buddha life scenarios but by contemporary scenes and icons of popular culture. Instead of paintings of heroes fighting demons, the artist decided to take contemporary manifestations of good and evil and put it into a Buddhist context. Murals of Batman, Superman, Predator and even Keanu Reeves as Neo from The Matrix are seen in the interior."
Although it’s already an incredibly impressive sight, Wat Rong Khun is still a work in progress. The temple sits on 3 acres of property that will eventually include a phra ubosot (prayer room), pagoda, hermitage, crematorium, monastery hall, preaching hall, museum, pavilion and rest room facilities.
James McAvoy looking gorgeous in InStyle May 2014 promoting his multi-award winning performance in ‘Filth’ being released in the US on VOD on 4/24 and in select theaters starting 5/30
photos by Matthew Brookes
Look for it in stores soon.
Hot Damn Hipster Dad…
This is how usual people can create fairy wings <3
made by http://faeryazarelle.deviantart.com/gallery/?offset=96
*sigh* sometimes I just wanna be a fairy.
Sjin being worried about Tom the Horse
Showed up this morning Gavin and there were two cookies on my desk. I thought, “I don’t know what these are” so I put them on Jack’s desk. Knew that he would eat them before he even said hello.
gonna try and make a speed paint of this hopefully
Jared Padalecki as The Winter Soldier and Jensen Ackles as Captain America. My contribution to this month’s Spn art challenge and the theme “Poster Movie Crossover”.
asgard’s next top model
if loki tripped into an asgardian garbage can, this would be mean girls
i will never not reblog this
Completing each other’s sentences… even from a distance.
"For half of my childhood I was locked in a freezer, so being helpful is kind of a new thing for me."