4 December 2009

The Royal Couple of Siam


My favourite part of going to the movies in Thailand: after the previews, a message appears on the screen. Please pay respects to His Majesty the King. Everyone stands up (even the bewildered tourists) to watch a montage of the King and royal family; it’s really touching to see how well-loved he is. Many businesses and homes have formal portraits of the royals like this or this. I have this postcard instead to take with me as a small reminder.

The Royal Couple of Siam, by Luxmi Hongnakorn. Ink jet on canvas, 53 x 87 cm, 2000