Sunday, October 16, 2016

D&M Tribute to Thailand King Bhumibol Adulyadej - Part Two : 1960 LIFE Magazine Pictures

Here is the second part of my tribute to King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the greatest King in the world, who passed away last Thursday in Bangkok. In this second part we will have a look to some great LIFE Magazine Pictures shot in 1960 by a LIFE photographer.

Above and below, King Bhumibol Adulyadej  and Queen Sirikit stand at Bangkok Wat Phra Kaew temples and Grand Palace.

On the picture below, King Bhumibol Adulyadej and Queen Sirikit inside the Grand Palace in 1960. The nine-tiered parasol in the background is a symbol of the Chakri Dynasty.

But the LIFE magazine photographer also shot some very unique pictures of the King and his family on palace grounds and on the picture below Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej (second left) and Queen Sirikit (left) are taking pictures of their children in 1960.

A tender moment between the King and one of his daughters.

The next pictures below shows King Bhumibol Adulyadej and family at a birthday party in 1960.

On the picture below, King Bhumibol Adulyadej (left) and Queen Sirikit (third from right) giving alms with their children (left to right) Vajiralongkorn, Sirindhorn, Chulabkorn and Ubol Ratana on the morning of Ubol Ratana's birthday in 1960.

The last picture below shows King Bhumibol Adulyadej and Queen Sirikit with their children inside Bangkok Wat Phra Kaew Temple of the Emerald Buddha.

One more thing as I also did a post on the D&M Facebook page with the previous pictures of the King and the Queen at Disneyland - that you will find on HERE if you missed them - and i want to thanks again all the kind Thais readers as the post has broken all the records of the most "seen" and "shared" posts since i've started the D&M Facebook page. Usually, each of my posts on Facebook is seen by between 3000 and 10000 readers, but the post with the King at Disneyland has, since yesterday, be seen by 1.400.000 people at the time i write this new article - yes, more than one million four hundred thousands readers in less than two days. The post has also 9200 "likes", has been shared 6100 times and has, so far, 332 extremely kind comments. Thanks to all of you, from the bottom of my heart.

Photos: copyright TIME - LIFE

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