Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Fashion Seasons

Sitting on top of the taxi meter is the Emerald Buddha, or Phra Kaew as he's called in Thai, wearing three different outfits. The sets of clothing correspond to the three seasons in Thailand: cool, hot, and rainy. I wonder what the green Buddha's seasonal duds would look like if he were living in Bangkok today. Would he wear flip flops in the heat, a scarf when the temperature drops a few degrees, and galoshes when there's a downpour?