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Wednesday, April 3, 2013


On 5March2011 I found myself at the Grand Palace in Bangkok.  If you like gold and want to be awed by ostentation, this is a must for you:

There was very little natural beauty here, so the best I could do was this scene, where I had my 15th ash tossing ceremony:

I took the above photo today.  Plus the following:

This is the most popular tourist attraction, and includes the Emerald Buddha, almost a foot and a half tall:

Except for one problem, it is jadeite, not emerald.


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