Monday, November 12, 2007

Bangkok Colors: Gold

On Monday mornings, gold becomes the color of the Bangkok as the sidewalks crowd with the yellow polo shirts of loyal Royalists, showing their support for the king. If there were any color that defines the contrasts of Bangkok's urban culture, it might be gold. It is the shade of tropical heat, and of rapid commercial development. It is the hue of devotion: to king, to god, to money, and to food. It glints in towering business complexes and ornate temple spires, and it glistens on ripe mangos and in sizzling phad thai noodles.

3 comments:

ASD said...

The color collections are always one of my favorites! Gold just happens to be one of my fall colors this year...

Katie said...

I love it when the potatoes match the drapes. & i'm only slightly disappointed you didn't stick your head in that cutout.

Xander said...

Potatoes and drapes? Are you talking about the mangoes and the scarves on the spirit tree? -X