Monday, April 30, 2012

“Football Silverware” Photograph

The Saturday Walking Street area around Wua Lai Road is famous as a silversmithing area in Chiang Mai. There are two temples along the road renowned for their silver reliefs and artwork plus numerous shops selling silver decorations such as these. After almost three years of hearing the constant gentle tap-tapping as they work the metal I noticed for the first time last week that they have started moving with the times and doing more than the usual traditional religious subjects.

I’m slightly disappointed that the “red devil” on the Manchester United FC shield hasn’t been changed to a mythical Thai figure such as the Hongsa in the piece above, although perhaps this would make it look much too close to the Liverpool FC emblem.

Photograph taken at “Saturday Walking Street”, Chiang Mai, Thailand

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