Bangkok, July 2008
Part III

After Part II

July 17-25, 2008

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Poor Next2 ... or what is left of it. The outdoor dining area of Next2, the buffet restaurant at the Shangri-La Hotel, is no more. Construction (destruction?) crews have started their five month project to give this popular Bangkok dining spot a new face and a new personality.

I got my first whiff of this destruction while looking out my window at River Garden this afternoon. The trees on the soi shielded most of the activity so I walked over to the hotel to get a better view.

One of these photographs shows the outdoor dining area as it was on its last night, about a week ago.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Looking out the windows from the 26th floor of the Athenee Residence.

1) Living/Dining rooms as seen from entrance.

2) From the dining room.

3) From the living room.

4) From west guest bedroom.

5) Froom east guest bedroom (which will be Watcharee's study).

6) From my office.

7) From master bedroom.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

A tale of two pools? No, I can't make a novel out of this. About all I can say is that the pool at River Garden has been freshened more than once since we moved here six years ago. The ones at Athenee Residence are brand new. The view from the River Garden pool is of the river while what one sees from the Athenee Residence pools are tall buildings. But, what do they have in common? All of them contain water and rarely do people actually swim in them. Well ... I guess kids do.

Hey, they are nice to look at!

Sunday, July 20, 2008

OMG, I forgot how cool this park is! Yes, it is Lumpini.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Next2 is now nearly next to gone.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

My friend, Dan, from Taipei and Shanghai sent these photographs of the rehearsal for the opening ceremonies for the 2008 Olympics in Beijing.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

THOCBDC is fast becoming an e-ticket place ... when I am not at the car wash.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

There is a small bar next to the lobby of The Peninsula Hotel here in Bangkok.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Between the first course and the last course the sky over the river went from light to dark. But, as usual, the food captured most of my film. Where was I eating? The Pen!

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