Thailand is slowly coming back to normal after the nation’s greatest loss. People of all walks of life and from every corner of the country (and the world) come to pay respects to the King. And will continue to come to pay respect the the Great Monarch. The Emerald Buddha Temple and the Grand Palace is closed to the public so the people can only put flowers and candle outside the Grand Palace wall.
Last Saturday, I didn’t intend to go down to the Palace, however, I was there. After taking walk on the Thonburi side, I have to take the ferry to cross the river. It was my good fortune that I landed on the pier that is closest to the Grand Palace. Even though I arrived after ‘singing of the royal anthem’ the crowd was still thick.
A steady stream of people laying flower and candles along the Palace wall, myself included.
Bangkok’s skyline is changing dramatically. More and more peaks and spikes are appearing around town. But sometimes there are hidden gems.
This is Captain Bush’s house – an historical figure and contemporary of Anna Leonowens of the “King and I”. Actually, they were neighbors but Anna’s house has been demolished. However, after many years, Captain Bush’s house is fully restored and renovated, perhaps it will become a museum.
Here is the same building in B&W. Alas, I do not have a photo of the residence before restoration.
Pigs in pearls – all dressed up and no where to go.
One of the holy pigs residing at the Pig Memorial or ‘Sahachat memorial’ built to honor Queen Sri Phatcharinthra on her 50th birthday. She was born in the year of the pig.
I’d been taking so many colored photos, thinking about colors, seeing colors, and going cross-eyed over colors. It’s time for a change to B&W.