Tuesday, July 7, 2009

The Gang's All Here

Today, my taxi driver told me he and his father have been collecting Thai statuettes and amulets of Buddha, monks, and other important figures from Thai history for forty years. According to the cabby, every famous monk and style of Buddha is represented. What you see in the photo is only part of the collection. There are more on the dashboard and in the front, and he was wearing an amazing collection of amulets around his neck. Some of them are worth a fortune; the driver told me one is even valued at a million baht. As I stepped out of the taxi, the driver asked me if I wanted to buy one. I told him I need to take out a loan from the bank first.