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

Fort

fort (fôrt) noun: a fortified building or strategic position.
Built in 1783 to defend against potential naval invasions.  The octagonal brick-and-stucco bunker was one of 14 city watchtowers that punctuated the old city wall alongside Khlong Rop Krung. Out of the 14 watchtowers that were built, this is the only one still standing.

In response to WP Weekly Photo Challenge: Structure.

Legacy

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leg·a·cy (leɡəsē) noun
something that is a part of your history or that remains from an earlier time
Many times that I have visited Santa Cruz church but never been inside because the church was not open.  Last week was the first time I could go inside the church.

In response to WP Weekly Photo Challenge: Ooh, Shiny!

Heritage

Heritage

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On the interior walls of a typical temple will be mural paintings of Ramakien, the epic story derived from the Indian’s Ramayana.  This specific mural is a national heritage for it’s over 200 hundred years old.

In response to WP Weekly Photo Challenge:Heritage.

Thursday Doors

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In the neck of my woods, Penang is known for a few things  – great street art, great street food and a UNESCO World Heritage city.  All of that were exciting, enticing and engaging a first time visitor like myself.  As I was exploring the island-city I became  enchanted with front doors of some of the heritage houses.

OWPC: Film

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Sala Chaloem Thani or the Nang Loeng Cinema, is the original wooden cinema in Thailand.  Built in 1918, the cinema showed films for over 75 years until it’s closing in 1993.  It’s a landmark in the city’s cultural tour due to it’s proximity to Nang Loeng Market.

In response to One Word Photo Challenge: Film.