This guy greeted us at the airport. He did not exactly look happy to see us. But maybe he was just tired from standing there all night.
This was actually at a shop. It surprised me to see a statue of an American Indian in Thailand. I am guessing this shop owner is an exporter. I cannot imagine a big need for statues of American-styled cowboys and indians in Asia.
This guys were hanging out at the Tiger zoo. They seem really happy together. That’s a good thing – I think they will be there for a while.
There are a lot of statues in this position – it is an Asian greeting. In India, it’s “Namaste” – I am not sure what the actual greeting is in Thailand but the hands are the same. I want one of these for my American home.
This guy is either getting ready to swim or to pray – or to pray that he can swim. Either that or a plane is flying over his head. He looks a little odd to me – but he caught my attention.
Temples are everywhere. This was a mini temple at the night market. I guess you can pray for good deals or ask forgiveness for buying too much.
This guy said goodbye to us as we left the airport. He is all full of purple awesomeness.
The elephant in the room.
There is a Thai legend about a 5 headed dragon – this is a tribute to that famous battle. It was at the Bangkok airport.
He is protecting the streets in Bangkok.
Everyone is in on the folded hands. And, yes, I made my children stand around Ronald and fold their hands the same way so I could get a really cute picture. No, they were not happy about it. Yes, I realize that 5 million mothers before me have picked the same battle. Some have surely won and more have probably lost the good fight. It seems my children were afraid that someone they know might actually “see” them. Okay. At a rest stop in T.h.a.i.l.a.n.d. – we weren’t even “in town” – a 5-hour flight from Delhi and an entire day away from the U.S. I understand completely. Not.
These are not really statues – but tributes. They are all literally everywhere – all throughout the country. This is the king of Thailand and his lovely bride. I don’t even think Simon Cowell would want to see his face plastered this much and this big all over town. But the Thai people seem to really want to show their respect to him. I feel bad for his wife – I cannot imagine trying to find the perfect outfit for this photo.
Dragons are tres popular here!
This lady was also at a shop. Honestly, I think I found more statues at markets than actually on display.
I’ll get you my pretty.
And your little dog too.