Sunday Spirit Houses

Spirit house at Jim Thompson House Museum, Bangkok

Spirit house at Jim Thompson House Museum, Bangkok

April 4th, 2021

To those who are celebrating, Happy Easter!

Today I’m sharing a handful of photos of spirit houses. Primarily found in Asia, spirit houses come in many forms, large and small. Often shaped like a house and always placed in an auspicious location, a spirit house is a place to make offerings and appease the spirit of a business or residence. Offerings may be oranges, pineapples, steam cakes, sticks of incense, flower garlands, candles, peacock feathers or something related to the business the spirit is protecting.

Coming across a spirit house is always a pleasant surprise. Each one is a colorful thing of beauty and symbol of divine belief.

More tomorrow,

Post of the Day: Adding a bit of light to the darkness as we get through the pandemic together. This series features travel photos from my archives, shared with you while staying close to home.


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