Spirit Houses of Thailand

Offerings are chosen to suit individual spirits.  In the South of Thailand where Islam moved steadily down the coast from Malaysia, the spirits that inhabit the land may be Muslim and the dietary rules that forbid the offering of pork and alcohol must be strictly adhered to.  Others are known to be partial to the odd glass of beer or whiskey and there is a famous roadside shrine just outside the village of Cha’am in Petchaburi province where, it is rumoured, a daily offering of marijuana is left for the spirits.

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Life in Colour: Orange

Linked to Life in Colour at Jude’s here I’m going with the very obvious here, orange is for oranges: Moving on to Thailand and the orange-robed monks from that country. I have many Thai Buddhist friends and, when I’m there, they usually include me in any ceremonies that they are attending so I was highly honoured…

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Life in Colour – Gold

Connected to Jude’s Life in Colour here A last couple of images showing some gold, before Jude has another colour for us to play with.

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Life in Colour 21 – GOLD

Linked to HeyJude’s Colour challenge here. While in Vietnam we visited a school where children disabled by landmines were being taught skills they could use in later life. Some were being taught ceramics, some embroidery and tapestry, some carpentry and carving, some silverwork and other traditional skills. To my eyes they were all experts at…

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An Artist in Ice

and dominating the arrangement is a huge beautifully carved Ice Bird, the wings almost translucent, the neck an opaque white and the wings poised as though to take flight.  In a few hours it will have dissolved into a puddle.

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Challenge your Camera: Steps and Stairs.

Steps and Stairs Challenge linked to Dr. B’s challenge at Dr. B’s Challenge your Camera. What better place to start Steps and Stairs with than The Spanish Steps in Rome. Still in Italy, it’s a steep walk to the top of the amphitheatre in Verona during the Opera Festival there but that’s where the budget…

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