Once a year Thailand holds a Thai Military Draft Lottery in each of the provinces. If you’re above the age of 21 and male by gender, military service in Thailand becomes unavoidable. A Thai can volunteer for service on lottery day, or wait and see if the quota for their province has been met. If the quota has not been reached, there is an actual lottery.
Ganesha Park in Nakhon Nayok has two of the largest Ganesha statues in Thailand. The first figure shows Ganesha in a sitting position. He is holding his broken tusk in one hand. In his other hands he has a mahout’s hook, a rope noose and a rosary.
If you walk the streets of Bangkok, anytime of day or night you will find an endless supply of subjects to photograph. It is a huge city, yet has some of the friendliest people you will find anywhere. There are bars and coffee shops with open air seating everywhere, ideal for siting and people watching or shooting ….
When I first moved to Nakhon Nayok, Thailand, a friend said it should be called Nakhon Nowhere. I found that appropriate as when I moved to Thailand I did not want to live in Bangkok. For me, Bangkok is a great place…
The large Temple, a monastery, houses the sacred Buddha image called Phra Phutthasothon or Luang Pho Sothon that is one of the most worshiped Buddha images in Thailand and also is most revered by local people.
On the grounds of Wat Pa Lak Roi in Korat, Nakhon Ratchasima Province, there is a combination of the bizarre and beautiful. Many scenes are of what can happen to those who do not lead a good Buddhist life. Other scenes depict life, history and spirituality in Thailand.
A few weeks ago we did a day trip to take a local monk to Nakhon Ratchasima Province. He wanted to visit several temples as a way of making merit and also do some sight seeing. Our first stop was…
I have always had an affinity for the poor, those that have to make do, those that were in the wrong line when silver spoons were being handed out…. Some of the reasons I’m attracted to the less than well off, is because in poverty I have found beauty in the human spirit, a sense of community and a richness of spirit that money cannot buy.