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wat hua lampong [3]

Detail from the bottom left section of yesterday's picture. This section carries a cautionary message.

Some well-to-do Thais engaged in a bit of gluttony and alcoholic excess. Note the label of the evil alcohol...good old Johnny Walker Black...it seems the Scots have been exporting their blends for a long time!

[I can't help wondering if the artist might have his tongue in his cheek...perhaps he is cautioning about wasting the drink rather more than drinking it.]

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Third of a short series of posts to show some of the art inside this building.

There are 32,000+ Buddhist temples [wats] in Thailand, and many are richly decorated.

This series was inspired by a wonderful series from Zebigleb  [ http://imaginerf.shutterchance.com/photoblog/Global_view_/ ] on a Rivera fresco he photographed in Mexico.

wat hua lampong [3]

Detail from the bottom left section of yesterday's picture. This section carries a cautionary message.

Some well-to-do Thais engaged in a bit of gluttony and alcoholic excess. Note the label of the evil alcohol...good old Johnny Walker Black...it seems the Scots have been exporting their blends for a long time!

[I can't help wondering if the artist might have his tongue in his cheek...perhaps he is cautioning about wasting the drink rather more than drinking it.]

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Third of a short series of posts to show some of the art inside this building.

There are 32,000+ Buddhist temples [wats] in Thailand, and many are richly decorated.

This series was inspired by a wonderful series from Zebigleb  [ http://imaginerf.shutterchance.com/photoblog/Global_view_/ ] on a Rivera fresco he photographed in Mexico.

comments (5)

  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 27 Aug 2007, 08:01
Zooming in on this detail is so wonderful, Ray. And yes, it's a good cautionary message in visual form.

I see the tiger's tail, leaving the scene (not wanting any part of it?). Now I'm looking for the elephant. smile I also wonder if there's symbolism in the waves? Are they being drowned in/by their excess?

Again, it's vibrant with color, Ray, and as always, your border is exquisite.
  • Mal
  • 27 Aug 2007, 17:16
looks like my local on any Friday night Ray! lol

Perhaps the artist was having his own little private joke also. I know that some ancient stone masons in the UK used to do some silly stuff and carve odd objects on the gargoiles that went into churches. mal
Ray: Ha Ha. I think that might be it. The monks hire a painter; give him a bit of an idea of the theme; he/she demands artistic self-control; gets a bit bored after a few months and starts putting a few little jokes into the picture!
Thais tend to drink at home [or, in the local "entertainment bar" if they have enough cash for the gal], so this could be a typical house verandah scene.
lovely crisp shot.
Ray: Thanks, Dotun.
Very interresting ! And funny too, I wonder why this artist draw me on the wall ?????
Ray: Ha Ha. Perhaps you have been to Thailand, in a previous life, and left your mark?
I guess that if you are going engaged in a bit of gluttony and alcoholic excess you might at least have a good Johnny Warller Blackgrin....petersmile

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