Skull Studded

May 31, 2011

Water Buffaloes Skulls and a Model Human Skull Attached to Crematorium Building - Bangkok, Thailand - Daily Travel Photos
(Bangkok, Thailand)
f/5.6 || 1/125s || @50mm || ISO200 || Canon 5D || Canon 50mm f/1.4 Embed Code

A mixed set of skulls adorn the side of a building in a residential neighborhood in Bangkok.

I'd passed by this building a hundred times before, thinking it was a simple ceremonial hall with a stage, albeit with odd, skull decorations adorning its outside. For a tropical country, I thought the addition of a chimney to the roof was completely unnecessary. Last week, I walked by and saw a gathering of people inside the building and a casket on the stage. That's when it dawned on me. The place was, in fact, a crematorium, being used to properly pay last respects to the deceased in this Buddhist society. So the skulls make sense after all!

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