Time for More Thai Pics
A few more photos from my summer trip:
No, this is not the French countryside, but my friends' farm outside the village Fong in northern Thailand. Their house is in the background. According to my Thai host, the French copied the Thai style haystack.
The neighbor's rice paddy.
A ferris wheel - as seen through the window of my hotel room in Bangkok. I so wanted to ride on that ferris wheel! My hosts declined to ride - citing safety issues. I confess I turned chicken-shit as well. Heck - my friends are not curmudgeons or fuss-budgets; they know how to play. I figured it was probably better to take a picture of the wheel than ride it.
While visiting the major temple in Bangkok, the band of the school associated with the temple was practicing on temple grounds. Strange as it sounds, this young woman was marching up and down in the walkway, between the gate and the steps of a chedi, practicing her flute. The song she was playing: Battle Hymm of the Republic.
The reclining Buddha - at the same temple (nope - that isn't anyone I know standing near the Buddha).