Last night in the wee hours of the morning I sat down and worked on these photos from the Grand Palace
HISTORY OF THE GRAND PALACE
“For just about 150 years, Bangkok’s Grand Palace was not only the home of the King and his court, but also the entire administrative seat of government. Within the crenelated walls were the country’s war ministry, state departments, and even the mint. Thai Kings stopped living in the palace full time around the turn of the twentieth century, but the complex remains the seat of power and spiritual heart of the Thai kingdom.”
I’m so glad Liz and I asked Jerry to take this photo above. The light was so nice and it was early in the day before we were totally wilted. In the major temples in Thailand it is required to wear long slacks (not jeans) or a full length skirt and for women long sleeves. We were sweltering in the 90 degree heat and equally high humidity but Jerry always kept us cooled down in the shade and with lots of cold bottled water
I love this shot of this girl. A Buddhist tradition to dip the lotus blossom in holy water and sprinkle it on the head. This was totally unposed in front of the temple of the Jade Buddha
BELOW..the statues at the Grand Palace are ominous …….so huge and plentiful. All surfaces are decorated everywhere you go including floors, ceilings, pillars etc…….and I though Italy was impressive that way!
CLICK THE BEAD POUCH BELOW TO GO TO MY WEBSITE AND SEE A SMALL SAMPLING OF THE TREASURES
I AM ABOUT TO REVEAL ON THURSDAY AND FRIDAY!!