As promised, here are some photos in part 2 of my visit to Bangkok this past December.
I usually stay in the Silom section of Bangkok at the Silom City Hotel, which is near the extremely interesting Hindu temple of Mariamman. I don’t know if you could call this the Hindu section of Bangkok, but a stroll around the area offers paintings and murals of Hindu interest. Walking up Silom road I saw these paintings–bright, colorful, beautiful.
Hindu Painting (I think) that I saw on Silom Road.
Another Hindu inspired painting on Silom Road. Check out the litte mouse near the lower left corner–cute.
The Mahboonkrong (MBK) Shopping Center always has some kind of exhibition outside the main entrance and December through January was the “Amazing Carnival” display. Amazing it was, and, though it’s a short walk around the plaza, you could spend quite a while taking in this bizarre but delightfully fantastic exhibit. Most of the photos below don’t contain any captions, because what could I say about them. Indeed, a picture is worth a thousand words (or imaginations). (Note that there were a lot of people walking around and it was difficult to get many “uncluttered” shots.)
Here’s a night shot of the main entrance to MBK, featuring an 18 meter (60 feet) Christmas “tree.”
There’s gotta be a band leading the performers into the carnival, like a circus coming into town. So, here’s the small ensemble.
This is the main feature.
All the smaller characters are scattered around her.
And, back to the start.
There is usually some kind of display on the skywalk from MBK to the skytrain station. At this time, the display featured cats. Nai and I found ourselves attracted to them.
Nai enjoys the company of one of the felines near the National Stadium skytrain station.
This guy is the cat’s meow, don’t you think?
That’s it for the Bangkok trip. I don’t know what’s up next on the blog, but I haven’t worked on my photo art in quite a while, so I’ll probably concentrate on that and try to get some stuff posted here. More later.