some may have noticed that yesterday was the 80th birthday of Thai King Bhumibol, the longest reigning living royal, as well as the only King that was born in the US.
anyway, I happened to be in Bangkok last week for work (just managed to get out of town before the madness of the birthday celebrations kicked in). Here's some pics.
Thai teenagers, dressed like Japanese teenagers, dressed like anime characters.
Typical Bangkok traffic.
Against better judgment, stuck in the back of a Tuk Tuk. It was like smoking, but without the pleasure.
One of the ubiquitous shrines to the King, this one set up especially for his birthday.
Some cards with well wishes for the King.
A light lunch.