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"Chakri Maha Prasart" is a three story mixed Thai and European style building in Grand Palace, Bangkok Thailand, built by King Rama V in 1876. (Minolta Z1, 2004)
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Dec 28, 2005

10 comments:

BrossanovA said...

I like the high contrast and the blur around the center. It makes me focus on the tower.

jlbussey said...

Oo, I like this angle better! It's such a beautiful building and the blur really intreguing. Very nice shot.
>^..^<

Paul said...

The vignette blur and unusual angle make this a really wonderful image. Nicely done.

JAMIE said...

I absolutely LOVE this! What sort of lens did you use?

outdoorexposure said...

just normal lens:-)...the blurry edge comes from the PS blending and filters. i like to play around wt PS to making them look different :-)

Rock Kauser said...

Now that's a sight! How did King Rama V have the interior decorated?

outdoorexposure said...

I think the Queen took care the interior, rock:-P
lot of bling bling stuff like gold and crystal decoration. the place open for public only ground floor for old weapon exhibition, the rest still be the private royal family resident, not open for public.

rock kauser said...

Oh! I didn't know that the royal family still resided in the palace. It must be an amazing place to grow up in :)

David Kapp said...

Really awesome architecture. You can see the European style mixed nicely with the native architecture. Is this still a private house today, or is it a museum now?

outdoorexposure said...

the museum is only on the ground floor...the top floors they use for royal guest, resident and special ceremony. it's used to be The queen of King Rama V mansion after the King died.