Lights out

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Bye, bye Lido Multiplex.  Opened for operations since 1968, this standalone cinema turned out the lights for the last time on 31 May 2018.  The movie theater played a pivotal role during my teen-age years for I probably had my first movie dates there.  For a certain generation, it was meeting spots for more than just a movie and popcorn.  Many tutoring schools and educational establishments were in the area, so it became the hub for adolescent trends and fashions.  If you want the latest in-things, you can find it at shops behind the theaters.  Now the lights is off and the marque is left blank,  . . .so bye, bye Lido, thanks for the memories.

In response to wp photo challenge: favorites
wp daily prompt: retrospective

 

 

Pelican

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Charoen Krung Road is a major road in Bangkok, built during 1862–1864, which passes through Chinatown on through Bang Rak all the way to Bang Kho Laem, serving mostly the expat society during that era.  In the present day, many of the historical building sites along the road are facing drastic changes due to extension of the MRT underground train system.

In response to jennifer’s owpc: pelican
wp daily prompt: core

Last words

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The royal crematorium of King Bhumibol Adulyadej at Sanam Luang.

It’s been’ve over the year since the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej passed away.  Now we have a new King, Rama X, His Majesty Maha Vajiralongkorn.  For the next year, 2018, we look forward to the coronation of His Majesty.  It should a sight to see for this celebration.

Why is this my favorite photo of the year, even though it has not been published until now.  Because this picture will remind me of the late King who will remain forever in my heart and mind.

Side Note: My computer was acting up and the Lightroom application have been corrupted.  However, I’ll get it repaired and in the meantime I’ll still be posting some photos.

Also another note, I realize that I chase photo challenges because they are my inspiration for my art. I’ll still chase photo challenges, but rather more randomly and inspirationally.     Thank you for following me in 2017 and hope you’ll be back in 2018.

 

Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall

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The Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall, a grand European-style reception hall within Dusit Palace in Bangkok, Thailand. It was commissioned by King Chulalongkorn (Rama V) in 1908. The building was completed in 1915, 5 years after Rama V’s death in 1910.

In response to WP Daily Prompt: Glorious