Sunday, May 20, 2012

“Holding Hands” Photograph

The extended family is still the norm in Thailand. Thus, this elderly woman on the left can expect to be taken in hand by her daughter and cared for through her old age.

However, there are some signs that this is beginning to break down in urban areas with some families adopting a more western model of children leaving home and going their own way. Therefore, the daughter on the right can perhaps hope for, rather than expect, similar treatment from her own family when the time comes.

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

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