Heritage

Heritage

mural

On the interior walls of a typical temple will be mural paintings of Ramakien, the epic story derived from the Indian’s Ramayana.  This specific mural is a national heritage for it’s over 200 hundred years old.

In response to WP Weekly Photo Challenge:Heritage.

My world

Local
mourners

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.

Photo 101 – Day 12: Architecture & Monochrome

Bangkok’s skyline is changing dramatically.  More and more peaks and spikes are appearing around town.  But sometimes there are hidden gems.

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Photo 101 – Architecture & Monochrome

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.

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Photo 101 – Black & White

Here is the same building in B&W. Alas, I do not have a photo of the residence before restoration.