Today is the anniversary of the King’s death. We have all been given the day off work (which is nice)
Everywhere you look the locals are wearing black out of respect and the depth of feeling from the ordinary Thai towards their monarch is astounding and quite moving. Tributes to the late King are everywhere and for this whole month there is solemn music being played on the Sky Trains.
Here you can see people laying the King’s special flower at a shrine set up outside our local supermarket. The flowers are stunning and there are many displays such as this one which I came across in the street outside a small office building.