In honour of the Queen

By: Louk Vreeswijk

Mar 07 2021

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Category: Asia, Thailand

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That is, Queen Shri Phatcharinthra, for her 50th birthday in 1913. A Pig Memorial because she was born in the year of the Pig.

The little piggies and other knickknacks at the foot of the memorial reveal the childish taste which is typical of popular Thai culture. This tendency is sometimes even reflected in the aesthetics of Thai temples and art. The taste of cute selfie girls and candy colours.

And the strange thing is … I don’t like Jeff Koons but for this kind of frivolity I have developed a soft spot.

Photos of the week: Pig Memorial, Bangkok, Thailand 2019

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