Grand Palace (Phra Borom Maha Ratcha Wang): For your eyes only

The Grand Palace, Bangkok, ThailandDetails. I fuss over the tiniest details, even when I take photographs. I’m not shy to admit my camera is set on auto or program, when I’m not taking macro or night shots. But, yes, it’s the details that my eyes automatically focus on. Like in these photos I took in 2003 or 2004, it’s the patterns, colors, textures and shapes that make them special to me, along with the real life experience and the sense of familiarity when I see the photos now.

Phra Borom Maha Ratcha Wang, renamed the Grand Palace, used to be the seat of power in Siam, the old name of Thailand before June 24, 1939. The opulence and intricacies of the past are preserved in these temples and former residences. I admire so much the efforts of other nations such as Thailand to preserve their history and culture, a heritage they share to the rest of the world with so much pride. The Thai people are awesomely friendly, the food is fantastic and there’s that certain affluence in culture that is indescribable. It’s one of my favorite vacation places, next to my beloved Philippines.

The environment in the Grand Palace is seriously formal that is why you will see me in touristy sneakers and a cardigan. Cameras are not allowed inside, so that only exterior shots were possible.Photographed by Blauearth © Blauearth™ All Rights Reserved 2009-2012