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Limbo @ #43:

left column, top to bottom: ni hao ma? (standard greeting)

right column: handwriting for middle two characters not too clear, looks like 'ni kuai le ma? (are you happy?)

were you hoping for something more profound or poetic? :D

For the temple in Ban Pa Kluay, do you have any photos of the murals?

Thank you very much 'wanderingstraycat'!

Not hoping really, but I was intrigued by the text and by the fact that somebody must have thought to have a reason to cover it with a paper, as the four spots indicate. I had indeed expected a kind of 'message' of another kind.

It's a little bit the same with the murals at the right wall of the templer at Ban Pa Kluay. They are special, but at the same time not at all.

Maybe humidity has been 'eating' the former ones, that probably were similar to the classical ones at the left wall.

The artist must have been a good willing amateur, as he or she clearly didn't know the rules for paintings that are placed high above the person looking at it.

Normally you make the heads bigger and the feet smaller, because the perspective will correct it into normality.

This omission makes the drawings absurd in one way and very special in the other.

They must have been very 'daring' from the point of view of those who seek safety in convential presentations.

Sorry for my lousy photographs. I missed even the Lord Buddha in the picture with the three lions that seem to be discussing if they will eat Him or not.

They didn't as we know...

And thanks again!

Limbo :)

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Sorry I added the picture with the 'tromp l'oeil' of the canopy on the ceiling of the same temple, but got the message that I was not allowed to edit this posting, so the text went into oblivion.

I think it is a remarcable one. I can't remember I ever saw one before in Thailand.

Greetings,

Limbo :)

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thank you for the photos. traditional Thai art "doesn't" have perspective i think. stuff in background will be drawn same size as stuff in foreground, that kinda thing. forgot to mention earlier, the roof of that temple is very much like those in the upper north of Laos.

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I know that this is not an easy one.

It's not really visible from the public road and I am sure you don't even want to know where this little street is.

So it is actually very stupid to ask you.

Maybe some friend who happens to visit you knows where it is. Ask him.

Limbo :)

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Limbo, No-one is going to admit they know this place.

The architecture is definitely "Red Rose" style.

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Limbo, No-one is going to admit they know this place.

My friend I, could there be any particular reason nobody would?

The place looks very clean to me and the person who took the picture said it was. :D

I think this is not an easy one.

Permit me to show the interior of one of the appartments, though this might lead to even more confusion.

Limbo :)

PS: Sceadugenga has a special eye for architecture. Maybe he can enlighten us where we can find examples

of this spectacular architectonical style. It has very strong elements of the Mickey Mouse House style as well.

As we see on the picture of the interior, the place could be related to some kind of sport.

K1 maybe?

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My neighbor stays there regularly. I can't work out why because he has a perfectly good house not too far away.

I can only assume he drinks too much and doesn't want to risk being charged with drink driving going home.

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A close look at the rope setup in that photo could be a clue.

Eh ... ?

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Limbo why didnt you take the "treeroom" you couldt climb the tree, or shoot oil on your fresh new misses in the oilroom with the watergun.

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Where in Chiang Rai can we see this portrait and who is depicted on it?

A little help: He was one of the very first foreigners that played an important role

in Chiang Rai. His main task might have been to prevent Chiang Rai from becoming

a state under the influence of the Shan king by preserving its status as vassal state

of the Great King Rama V.

One of his close family members is by many considered to be one of the greatest sculptors

through history of Danmark and has a museum in Kopenhagen named after him.

Now it is your turn!

Limbo :)

PS: He was one of the first persons in town with a bicycle! Maybe this helps :D

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Captain Thorvaldsen, he was a policeman and his relative was the famous Danish sculptor Bertel Thorvaldsen. Not sure where the portrait is though.

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Where in Chiang Rai can we see this portrait and who is depicted on it?

A little help: He was one of the very first foreigners that played an important role

in Chiang Rai. His main task might have been to prevent Chiang Rai from becoming

a state under the influence of the Shan king by preserving its status as vassal state

of the Great King Rama V.

One of his close family members is by many considered to be one of the greatest sculptors

through history of Danmark and has a museum in Kopenhagen named after him.

Now it is your turn!

Limbo :)

PS: He was one of the first persons in town with a bicycle! Maybe this helps :D

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Captain Thorvaldsen, he was a policeman and his relative was the famous Danish sculptor Bertel Thorvaldsen. Not sure where the portrait is though.

Brilliant Skybluestu!

The portrait is on his grave at the Christian churchyard about 1 km after Den Ha at the right (the old Chiang Mai road).

Limbo :)

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We all know where it is, but its history is buried.

At least the secret services of the USA, Sweden and Thailand tried to bury it.

The airplane that after the dirty war in Laos had to disappear.

Air America, Continental Airline service, Swedish Crownair and of course:

Air of Siam, a company that existed untill our local baby was supposed to

have this horrible take-off in Petchabun which officially at least was its last.

Two of the pictures are taken in Chiang Rai three days ago and the other supposedly

in Vaestareaos some decades ago, where the plane supposedly served for parachute

jumpers to do the thing they like to do most: jumping from airplanes!

Was it ever in Vaesteraos? Bo Larson only owned it for a couple of weeks and then it

suddenly was back (?) in Bangkok again. But Bo worked for the Swedish Secret Service

and his 'partner' was based in reno.

Sky of Siam bought it, a company that ceased to exist after the 'accident' in Petchabun.

Funny thing isn't it?

Limbo :)

PS: 1964 Beechcraft super 18, delivered to CASI in the Philippines and having its base mainly in Vientiane.

In 1977 sold, two weeks to Bo and compagnion, then a week later tu Sunant, then a week later to anonther

company of Sunant, then crashed, then sold at an auction. But officially to Sweden.

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The engines are confusing. Are it the Pratt and Witneys, the Wasps or whatever, or have the engies been taken out and

have the engines got some fantasy noses? I mean they would need cooling wouldn't they?

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