Tuesday, 8 December 2009
Witness Taylor Camp in Bangkok
In 1969, Howard Taylor, brother of actress Elizabeth, bailed out a rag-tag band of thirteen young Mainlanders jailed on Kauai (island northwest of Honolulu) for vagrancy and invited them to camp on his oceanfront land. Soon waves of hippies, surfers and troubled Vietnam vets found their way to Taylor Camp and built a clothing-optional, pot-friendly tree house village at the end of the road on the island’s North Shore. In 1977, after condemning the village to make way for a State park, government officials torched the camp — leaving little but ashes and memories of “the best days of our lives.” Powerfully evocative photos from the seventies reveal a community that rejected consumerism for the healing power of nature while the story of Taylor Camp’s seven-year existence is documented through interviews made thirty years later with the campers, their neighbors and the Kauai officials who finally got rid of them.
OP Garden 4, 6 Soi Charoen Krung 36
Unit 3101, 3201Image above from Serindia. Spotted Serindia when i went for the opening of the OP Gardens.