Saturday, February 17, 2007

Jim Thompson's House

Since we've spent the last few weekends generally having fun, we thought it was about time we did something cultural. So we visited the famous home of Jim Thompson, American dude who fell in love with Thailand, moved here, singlehandedly revived the Thai hand-woven silk industry, had a house constructed from real old traditional Thai houses, then mysteriously disappeared while on holiday in Malaysia (most probable explanation is that he was hit by a truck and hastily buried, but no clue's ever been found). He turned the house into a museum of Thai art and architecture while he was still alive, and the Jim Thompson Foundation keeps it up today. It would be a haven of peace and tranquility in the middle of Bangkok, only there was some construction work going on right next to it.

4 Comments:

At 12:13 pm, Anonymous Dddy said...

Well of course he did it all "when he was still alive"...

 
At 1:33 am, Blogger Charlotte said...

What I mean, smarty-pants, is that the house was already a museum in his lifetime, it wasn't something he left in his will or whatever, in which case he could technically have done it "after his death/disappearance". :-p

 
At 11:47 am, Anonymous Dddy said...

No he couldn't. It could have been done on his behalf. HE couldn't. HE's dead.

 
At 3:02 am, Blogger Charlotte said...

picture me sticking my tongue out and making faces at you.

 

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