It rains nearly every day at this time of the year. After a downpour, the garden is especially interesting:
It would be very difficult to estimate the number of Buddha icons in Thailand, but I would guess somewhere between 10 and 100 for each of Thailand's sixty0three million people.
That makes it a little difficult to understand why there is still a passion for making new ones.
For about a year we have been witnessing the carving of a new set of wooden Buddha icons at Wat Dan, by the Chao Phraya river at Rama3 road. Now they are completed, and this is how they look:
Here is a shot from 5 months ago, when the artists were still working on the icons:
Three of our four cats stayed at the feeding bowls long enough for me to point a camera at them. They never fight over food.
We are into the Wet season, when it can be expected there will be a short, sharp shower almost every evening.
Here is a book I created from pics I shot at our Bangkok inner-city condominium:
A bigger format view is available.
Purchasing the evening meal at the Footpath Market on the way home from work.
The quality and cheapness of food in these places makes it so easy to opt out of cooking at home.
I tried out the Strava App this morning on a 9.8km circuit in busy morning traffic. The App works very well, and I was tolerably happy with what it told me. Perhaps I will use it a bit more.
I have written numerous short-stories about my exploration of Bangkok by bicycle, which you might find amusing or informative. If you would rather read the collection off-line, it is possible to download an ePub format eBook here.
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