In response to A Photo a Week Challenge: The Street Where You Live.
In response to Cee’s Midweek Madness Challenge (CMMC): Pick a Topic from this Photo
Opposites can tell a story about people, places, or objects. These ladies are in traditional garbs of yesteryear.
Every December, like every December that I can remember, the nation celebrates the King’s birthday. The past year’s celebration they organized “Bike for Dad” led by HRH Crown Prince and it attracted huge crowds nation wide and some countries aboard. Road along the routes were closed but for the bike riders and bystanders. I didn’t participate but I did capture the moment in front of a major shopping mall.
The prompt is actually ‘Light’, but I took plenty of photos of the celebration of lights.
As part of the celebration of H.M. King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s 88th birthday this past December, the sidewalks of the avenues were lit with strings of lights for the people to enjoy. Every year Rajdamneon Avenues are beautifully decorated flowers and lights to honor His Majesty.
There was an elephant parade last month (December) in honored of H.M. the King’s 88th birthday. Many beautifully decorated elephants were displayed around various malls. I missed the large elephants in the outdoor exhibition but here is one from the indoor exhibition (smaller ones).like this one decorated in Thai motifs.
Every New Year I would go to the Cultural Center to begin the new year with prayer and guidance. And after the formal greetings and new years message were read, the New Years celebration began. This year, we celebrated in a traditional way with long-drums parade and ‘rum wong’ -Thai folk dancing.