Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Bangkok 2

Hallelujah!   My husband has finally made it home after his work assignment in Thailand.    I hope you will enjoy looking at these pictures he took in Bangkok.

Fair Warning.   This is a picture heavy post.   Very few words.

Fan leafed Palm.

Several pictures of a shrine set up close to the hotel.

Note the elephant topiaries.  I read online that elephants are an important part of Thai culture and the Thai way of life.

Sculpted tree.

These three wheeled taxis were everywhere.    My husband thinks they are called totos.

This ivy covered castle is not inhabited.    It is probably used for special events.

A blind musician begging for bahts.

Sunset over Bangkok as viewed from the Blue Sky Lounge on top of the hotel.

Plant sale at the Chatuchak weekend market.

Warrior gods at a booth at the market.

Beautiful blue china.    My hubby brought me back a lidded tea cup and saucer from this shop.

Buddhas were in abundance.

These blooming plants get about 3 ft. high.

Lotus water garden.

A type of honeysuckle.

No idea what this yellow plant is.

A bird relaxing by the water fountain in this koi pond.

If you are still here, thank you for sticking with me to the end and thanks so much for visiting.

“Bangkok’s best feature is its intermingling of opposites. A modern world of affluence orbits around a serene traditional core.”…Lonelyplanet.com

Marlee

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2 comments:

Linda said...

You have captured wonderful scenes of Bangkok! I was there 11 years ago and loved it! The 3-wheeled taxis are "tuk-tuks", so he was close! I didn't ride in one of them, but did take the bicycle taxi while I was there...an experience! I would love to go back someday...maybe with my DIL and grandson when they visit her home (the are there now).

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Calling by as another Outdoor Wednesday participant, I like the city of Bangkok so was delighted to view your husbands photos.