Saturday, April 10, 2010

Taxi Specimen

Bangkok taxis are so iconic that there's even one in a local museum. The Museum of Siam, housed in a beautiful 19th century building near the Chao Phraya River, features a cross-section of a cab as if it were a scientific specimen. The curators even included sample talismans on the dashboard and one of those wooden beaded seat covers. Fortunately, there's one thing the museum left out of the display: a dissected taxi driver.