The magic of glass bottles....more than a million

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Seeing these incredible pictures sparked my imagination and my joy.  What a labor of love.

Take a look and see what else I found that is made of recycled glass.

The Wat Pa Maha Chedi Kaew temple, built with more than a million glass bottles in Thailand's Sisaket province. This  Buddhist temple has used discarded bottles to reach Nirvana.  A glorious homage to an everyday object.

Simple shapes made for every day drinking become art and buildings.    Over a million bottles and where did they find the bottles and what was inside.  How long did it take and this sparks the question:  how many BUDDHISTS DOES IT TAKE TO BUILD A TEMPLE?

bottles to hold up windows

What bliss:bottles buried in wall  a wall of bottles

bottles buried in wall

Did they bury the entire bottle or was it just the bottom ?  Remember the childhood rhyme we would sing about 900 bottles on the wall ?

Was the creation a merry singing chorus with voices rising to the heavens as the bottles and concrete created structure art and design  ?

I found these glorious incredible visuals on Yahoo news.     The enterprising Monks have built everything from Crematorium shelter and toilets out of discarded glass bottles.  One persons discards become the shelter of others.  Not just any shelter.  But a shelter to house the glory of belief.

 

bottle bottoms create a wall

I have seen windows in Africa made from discarded bottles, and windows surrounded by bottle bottoms,  as well as etched recycled glasses cut down from bottles.  This prompted a search on the internet.  Poor countries recycle from need, we can learn a lot from what they bring.

The imagination and desperation has spawned an echo of beauty to marvel at.

 

here are some totally cool glass ideas for tables and homes  :glasss from bottles

http://www.uncommongoods.com/item/item.jsp?source=related&itemId=14563green glasses 

How about recycled glass counters - look at these fabulous colors  and looks:

Check out this Website  - lots of glass top makers and the color and form are delicious.

http://www.vetrazzo.com/products_palette.html

 

 

Cobalt Skyy® Bistro Green  Alehouse Amber Glass House                        

 

These glassesabove are all from :  Pristine Planet

http://www.pristineplanet.com/recycled-glasses-glass-tumblers-recycled/glassware/995_a_0.html

 

and below Bubble Pitcher and Cups by Esque   Recycled glass stock using wind power, handmade in Portland OR

 

Bubble Vase + BottleSleeping LightHandmade by Esque  Sleeping LigntAwake Birdawake bird  by Esque.

 

Tell me you are not dreaming about the magic of glass and the translucent music and magnificence of the shiny hard medium of glass.

Sculpture form shape and memory to set your mind dreaming  almost looks like some of my favorite pieces that arent recycled:

Daum Ultraviolet Tulip Vase   Lalique Bacchanter Vase Amber

 

 

 

 

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SHAWN FERGUSON

i AM IN THE MAKING OF BUILDING A HOUSE OUT OF GLASS WINE BOTTLES, WHAT IS YOUR ADVISE IN REGARDS TO MAKING THE WALL STABLE WHEN I GET THE WALL OVER SAY FOUR TO FIVE FEET HIGH. PLEASE RESPOND.  AS NEED SOME IMPUT TO HAVE THIS HOUSE TO BE SAFE FOR MY WIFE AND I. 

 

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