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photoblog image The Wall #6

The Wall #6

Here is a panel depicting Village Life:

 

* A Farmer and his Water Buffalo are off to plough the rice field.

 

* A mobile Vendor, on his Ox-pulled dray, is selling various kinds of earthenware vessels.

 

* A Man & Wife are teaming to de-husk the rice they will use as their staple food.

 

* A Mother & Child are feeding the chickens.

 

Mechanisation has changed most of the activities in the past 2 or 3 decades to make them more efficient...Water Buffalo were replaced by 2 wheel tractors which I call Mech-Buffalo, and there is a new wave of 4 wheel tractors making the mech-buffalo obsolete...mobile Vendors now ply their wares from pick-up trucks...2 years ago I purchased an electric-powered Rice polishing machine for our family.

 

This panel depicts a simple Peasants' life, which is still much promoted by the Country's Leaders and Royals...the dominant message is that people who live this simple lifestyle are the happiest people! It is only in the last approximately 100 years that Thailand's Serfs [at least 95% of the population] were emancipated and able to own land.

The Wall #6

Here is a panel depicting Village Life:

 

* A Farmer and his Water Buffalo are off to plough the rice field.

 

* A mobile Vendor, on his Ox-pulled dray, is selling various kinds of earthenware vessels.

 

* A Man & Wife are teaming to de-husk the rice they will use as their staple food.

 

* A Mother & Child are feeding the chickens.

 

Mechanisation has changed most of the activities in the past 2 or 3 decades to make them more efficient...Water Buffalo were replaced by 2 wheel tractors which I call Mech-Buffalo, and there is a new wave of 4 wheel tractors making the mech-buffalo obsolete...mobile Vendors now ply their wares from pick-up trucks...2 years ago I purchased an electric-powered Rice polishing machine for our family.

 

This panel depicts a simple Peasants' life, which is still much promoted by the Country's Leaders and Royals...the dominant message is that people who live this simple lifestyle are the happiest people! It is only in the last approximately 100 years that Thailand's Serfs [at least 95% of the population] were emancipated and able to own land.

comments (10)

  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 5 Aug 2017, 05:42
I think you're probably right about the simple life/happiness equation. Then you have the diluting effect of modern gadgets. It'll be instructive to see if this traditional way of life endures in the digital age..
Ray: I am witnessing the Thai Culture under constant threat, Chris...TV and consumer brain-washing are the main culprits.
Jolie représentation de la vie au village.
Ray: Merci, Martine.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 5 Aug 2017, 07:06
a wonderful panel of a world that is still in order.
Ray: There are still places in Thailand where these activities can be still witnessed, Philine, but this way of life is becoming rare.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 5 Aug 2017, 07:31
A fascinating glimpse into their lives and to hear how things are now evolving.
Ray: I am finding Thailand endlessly fascinating, Alan.
  • Lisl
  • Bath, England
  • 5 Aug 2017, 08:30
This has been such a good series, I am going to sit Michael down in front of my computer to see it all
Ray: I am delighted you are finding it of interest, Lisl.
Rice is the main subject overall, as the true staple of life.
Ray: In Thailand, rice is the food, and all other things on the plate are regarded as flavouring, Mary...rice and Buddhism are the foundations of Thai culture.
  • Bonnie
  • United States
  • 5 Aug 2017, 13:32
So many cultural depictions...I love this!
Ray: Thank you, Bonnie...I am delighted folks are finding this series interesting.
There's so much to look at in this panel isn't there.
Ray: It is a brilliant wall, Brian.
Well it suits the rich to tell the poor how happy they are but it doesn't make them want to swap
Ray: You are a keen observer of cultures, Bill!
Another fascinating panel, Ray!
Ray: I am delighted you find it so, Tom.

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