Turning away from the politics, the Xanga fundraiser, and all that serious stuff, I just wanted to share with you two pictures of Bangkok taken the past few days. This isn’t a particularly pretty city, but these two pictures do manage to capture the city’s nicer side.
Taken by visiting Singaporean friend David Chein (follow him on Instagram at davidchein), this is a view of Lumphini Park taken from the Dusit Thani Hotel. On the left side you see the Silom Skytrain line running past the headquarters of the Thai Red Cross. In the distance are the upscale hotels and offices in the Ratchadamri neighborhood. In the foreground is the statue of King Rama VI, which sits at the corner of Rama IV and Ratchadamri Roads. We have had strong winds the past few days so very little haze.
Late yesterday afternoon, I took this picture of Terminal 21, a mall, office tower, and service apartment complex located at the corner of Asoke and Sukhumvit Roads. With the setting sun behind it, the building took on a glow that looks just like a computer illustration. It was a real photo, though!
Pictures like this remind me that while Bangkok can be a bit scruffy sometimes, there is still beauty to be found.
Very nice shots. It’s certainly the closest I’ll ever come to being there again.
At first glance, I thought both photos were edited / enhanced. I imagine Bangkok will be a challenge to any urban planner.
@ElusiveWords – Okay, there was some filtering. Not completely natural!@armnatmom – Well, you are always welcome back!
Neautiful photos. Bangkok becames an interesting place to visit. Maybe on of these days
I will have to send this to my brother. he loves it over there. yes, even in Texas there is beauty.
the top one looks like an artists illustration too…very nice photography!
The second picture looks famiilar – like this one I saw on instagram the other day ;]I still can’t believe that it rains in the city 50% of the year and is high humidity. The bottom picture makes me think of a prettier-newer-fancier-betterWindowDisplay Beverly Center Mall