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.
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.
In the early evening, the Golden Mount Temple is lit atop its man-made mountain. In response to to WP Weekly Photo Challenge:Atop
The clock tower in Lumpini Park is one of the original building since King Rama VI bequeathed the land on which the park stands today. In response to Color Your World: Almond.
Stairways to the Golden Mount Temple. In response to Color Your World: Atomic Tangerine.
Thailand is slowly coming back to normal after the nation’s greatest loss. People of all walks of life and from every corner of the country (and the world) come to pay respects to the King. And will continue to come to pay respect the the Great Monarch. The Emerald Buddha Temple and the Grand Palace is closed to the public so the people can only put flowers and candle outside the Grand Palace wall.
Last Saturday, I didn’t intend to go down to the Palace, however, I was there. After taking walk on the Thonburi side, I have to take the ferry to cross the river. It was my good fortune that I landed on the pier that is closest to the Grand Palace. Even though I arrived after ‘singing of the royal anthem’ the crowd was still thick.
A steady stream of people laying flower and candles along the Palace wall, myself included.
The marvelous white stupas of Sandamuni Paya at the foothills of Mandalay as well as the sprawling city of Mandalay as the background. There is about 1,700 of the white stupas that surround the golden pagoda.
In response to 52 Weeks Photo Challenge: Week 10: Morning.
Chao Phaya River, the river of kings, flows through the central plains of Thailand to Bangkok and then to the Gulf of Thailand.
Tourism is a big industry in Thailand and in every season, even in the middle of the hottest season. Here, tourists tourists are waiting in the shade of the Grand Palace.
In response to JNW – Today is…