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:
We are into the Wet season, when it can be expected there will be a short, sharp shower almost every evening.
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.
Given that half of all Thais are pre-occupied with collecting selfies, I am a little surprised I was the only person awake to the multiplication factor available at this street sunglasses vendor stall.
Pigeons, on the river pier at the back of Bangkok's Wat Yannawa, taking advantage of the free food on offer.
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