New Bangkok photos

Old Aug 24th, 2010, 08:18 AM
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New Bangkok photos

Hi,
The following link will take you to these photos from April, just before the Red shirt protests became violent. Click on Fast (next to displayed Med) at the top left to move the slideshow more quickly.
These accompany the trip report I posted in April "SE Asia: It's so hot!"
Please let me know if you have trouble viewing them.

http://barefootbeach.smugmug.com/pho...AlbumKey=BAjaD
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Old Aug 24th, 2010, 09:12 AM
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Great photos. Thanks!
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Old Aug 24th, 2010, 01:31 PM
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VERY nice photos !!
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Old Aug 24th, 2010, 03:59 PM
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Thanks for the comments!
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Old Aug 24th, 2010, 06:17 PM
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Enjoyed your photos! Thanks for sharing!
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Old Aug 24th, 2010, 07:03 PM
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you have hit bkk right on the nose....perfect photos....here i come on oct 28...
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Old Aug 25th, 2010, 01:51 AM
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That reminds me - when is the next series of Breaking Bad?
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Old Aug 25th, 2010, 05:04 AM
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Wonderful blend of sights -- thank you!
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Old Aug 25th, 2010, 05:14 AM
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Because the Grand Palace is so large, and there is so much to it, it is very difficult to capture in photos. You did a great job!
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Old Aug 25th, 2010, 07:03 AM
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Thanks to you all for your great comments. Curt1591, I only wish I remembered what I was looking at...it's so overwhelming! I had identified one buddha as the Emerald Buddha and a Fodorite commented that it wasn't...so now, I have no idea what's the significance of the elevated buddha in one shrine.

rhkkmk, I'm envious that you're getting to Bangkok in the fall....I feel I didn't get to experience all the food (loss of appetite) and shopping (Red Shirts' shutdown of shopping area...thank goodness for Jim Thompson outlet store!) that bkk has to offer.
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Old Aug 25th, 2010, 07:12 PM
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Nice pictures....but I'm surprised your room looks so mediocre. I thought the Penn was upscale? I've seen better appointed rooms at the novotel Sam square.
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Old Aug 25th, 2010, 07:24 PM
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so like the rest of us you have to go back and go back and go....
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Old Aug 25th, 2010, 07:54 PM
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Mango7, you're right...the room itself was pretty bland. The overall setting is what made it so special...eating breakfast along the river, the spa was the best we've been to, the restaurants were good but not great...and taking the hotel shuttle back and forth made it seem more exotic. But, having said all that, I would try a different hotel if we went back.
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