Bangkok is a hot, grimy, crowded piece of heaven. I went to the Emerald Buddha shrine today and sat for a long time in meditation. The sacred art here is on such a lofty plane. Reaching for beauty, reaching for truth (like Notre Dame and the Hagia Sophia do as well). Absolutely world class. The Grand Palace made me want to watch the old King of Siam movie again. Here are some pics that describe my day. Enjoy!