Tuesday, June 16, 2009


In Thailand, we don't have many genies in bottles, but we certainly have a lot of Buddhas inside bubbles and boxes. I can understand the need to secure larger Buddha images inside glass cases, especially if they're encrusted with real gold. But I don't get why smaller Buddha statuettes need to be placed inside containers. In this taxi, it looks like Buddha has been kept inside the original canister from the shop where the cabbie bought it. At least the driver took off the lid to give Buddha a little fresh air.