Monday, May 29, 2006
Contrast between capitalism and Buddhism
Ronald McDonald doing the traditional Thai Wai (greeting).
Erawin Shrine built to ward off the evil spirits of capitalism.
On my walkabout in Bangkok today, I ran into two really interesting scenes. The bottom one is Erawan Shrine which was constructed to ward off evil spirts brought on by capitialim. Speaking of evil spirts, the top picture may be one of those spirits the shrine is meant to ward off! Ronny is almost culturally responsive (he is actually bowing to the patrons).