King of Thailand, Bhumibol Adulyadej died today 13 October 2016. I mourn this together with the people of Thailand who has lost a very wise ruler by reposting this blog I posted three years ago.
King Bhumibol, who celebrates his 86th anniversary today December 5th, is the world’s longest-serving current head of state, over 67 years now, in Thailand.
It would be hard to find any other person in such a position who is so culturally civilized, interested in agriculture and science and commonly respected. During his reign there has been nine coups d’état in Thailand. He would not have been able to hold his position, if all conflicting parties and the whole nation would not have trusted him.
King Bhumibol is not only the head of state, he is also photographer. His pictures can be seen all over Thailand, not only in his royal attire, but also as a “normal” person, sweating, a camera in his hand. So here is a collection of pictures of him, seen on the streets of Thailand.
But before that a couple of pictures from year 1992, when I had the…
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