Thursday, November 12, 2009

Disney Magic

In Thailand, even Mickey Mouse can be a talisman. Standing guard in his fencing uniform on the dashboard of this taxi, Mickey helps to protect the cab, the driver, and the passengers. In the context of this Bangkok cab, placed among Buddha and Buddhist monk statuettes, this happy-go-lucky mouse with a squeaky voice has taken on the role of a religious icon. I wonder what Walt Disney would have thought about this.