Gilded Around the World

Gilded scenerios from around the world. 

In the Mahamuni Pagoda of Mandalay the entire inner temple gleams with gold. This particular Buddha has had so much gold leaf applied that his body has become lumpy with it. Myanmar wins the award for the most gilding. Here is a post about the fascinating process of creating gold leaf in the Gold Pounder’s Market in Mandalay.the Lumpy Gold Buddha at the Mahamuni Pagoda in MandalayIn northern Europe the gilding is often subtle, such as these gilded flowers in the vaulted ceiling of the Gloucester Cathedral in England. Vaulted ceiling of the Gloucester Cathedral in EnglandBelgium and Holland are the Northern Europe exceptions, with touches of gilding on many statues and buildings; this is the Grand Place in Brussels. Gilded Buildings in the Grand Place in Brussels, BelgiumTwo gilt lions rampart holding a shield (containing even more lions) on a building in Edam, Holland.Two golden lions rampart on a crest on a building in Edam, HollandA golden statue on the steeple of the chapel at Cap Fagnet on the Normandy Coast of France.
The golden statue on the steeple of the chapel at Cap Fagnet on the Normandy Coast of FranceTo the new world and the Las Vegas golden MGM Lion.The MGM Lion, a golden sculpture on MGM building in Las Vegas, USAA gilded cathedral ceiling in Puebla, Mexico. Whenever I walk into a space that is this gilded my jaw drops – it’s a natural reaction to all that gold!A gilded cathedral ceiling in Puebla, MexicoAnd back to Asia with the gilded glassed-in bed for for a prince in Jodhpur Fort, India.A glassed-in bed in Jodhpur Fort in IndiaGolden deities in a Chinese temple in Singapore.golden deities in a Chinese templeRed & gold painting of a mythical creature combining a lion with the hoofs of a deer in a Melaka Temple in Malaysia.
Red & gold painting of a mythical creature combining a lion with the hoofs of a deer in a Melaka Temple in MalaysiaIn my search for local gold the only thing I can find is golden leaves, but maybe this is the best gold of all!Golden leaves in the sun

More of Nancy Merrill’s Photo a Week Challenge: Gilded.

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