Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Buddhist Bubble

It's common to see small glass domes in Bangkok cabs with little statues inside of Buddhas, monks, and temple architecture. It's a nice way to display the objects. I asked my taxi driver about the miniature white building, and he told me it was a Chedi that holds sacred relics in Nakorn Prathom, a city not far from Bangkok. Sometimes, as I'm riding in cabs with these glass domes, I try to imagine what it would be like living inside a clear bubble; it's not too difficult to visualize since riding in a taxi is a little bit like being in a glass dome with a roof and wheels.