Sunday, September 13, 2009

The Thai Connection

Wat Santinivas


Watermelon Carving Made Easy

The annual Haninge Day was celebrated in Handen on Saturday. The sun was shining, and it was quite a warm day. The area around Poseidon's square at the cultural centre was jam-packed with people. I must have met at least a dozen or so people that I have previously photographed for this blog. Over the next couple of days I will show you some of the things I saw, and naturally that includes a few portraits of the locals. This year there was a big Thai connection with dancers, artists and a of course Thai food. I will start by showing you two beautiful Thai women in traditional dresses. They are members of Wat Santinivas, a Buddhist temple here in Haninge. During the day they took part in a dance show and I'm guessing I wasn't the only photographer asking them for a photo. The second photo shows Warisa Emretzon, also from Thailand, Warisa has lived in Sweden for nine years. She is a trained Chef. She got her education from Kasetsart University in Bangkok and from the international hotel school in Thailand. She has also worked two years at Boston Marriott Hotel. These days she works at a school in Huddinge, and is also a study circle leader at Studieförbundet Vuxenskolan in Haninge where she teaches the art of fruit carving. If you would like to see more of Warisa's work check out the galley on her web site.

12 comments:

Lorac said...

Very beautiful and interesting shots. Look forward to more!

Kcalpesh said...

Beautiful pictures and very nice info. The fruit carving is an amazing art....

Don and Krise said...

Beautiful ladies, and I find the fruit carving interesting. I saw a competition on TV a few months ago. It's unbelievable what they can do.

Tinsie said...

Mmmm! Thai food is my favourite. We had a Thai food festival in London last month and I took several photos for my blog too.

Lois said...

What an artistic and talented lady!

Gunn White said...

Nice photos, and great ART this woman was making.

Vogon Poet said...

Nice portrait of a couple of charming ladies. I didn't know anything about carving fruit like that: your photo is almost incredible.
But then I browsed her gallery and I find those works really amazing. She is a real artist and even more a perfect artisan!

Jacob said...

Blest be the beautiful Thais that bind...

Great portraits!

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Leif Hagen said...

How did I miss these Thai beauties with their gold jewelry, beautiful costumes and warm smiles?!

Keropok Man said...

Oh wow, I am always amazed by their fruit carvings. Look at the watermelon!

Amy said...

very pretty creations!