July 9-16, 2009
I drove to the Erawan Museum. It is hard to find as it is on the southern edge of Bangkok near where Sukhumvit brushes up against the Chao Phraya River. But, it is worth the journey. The centerpiece of the museum is a three headed elephant that stands more than 100 meters above everything else in the area. Inside this beast lies heaven, earth and hell in descending order. On display are rare art crafts and handicrafts of Thailand, including statues of Buddha. Next to the Erawan there is a Hindu Temple. The grounds in the area are interlaced with tiny streams and ponds.
The fearless pigeons of Bangkok.
Our neighborhood strip mall (Ruam Rudee) has added a new restaurant: A Thai bistro. Plus, The Circle (offering Califirnia cuisine) has just had a major facelift. Wow! I have never had so many restaurants with such a wide variety of cuisines so close to where I have lived. And I am not even counting the dozens of soi food spots that dock in the neighborhood. This is totally fabulous.
I swiped these two things from Bangkok's morning dailies. The political cartoon speaks for itself. But, what about the photograph of Obama and the blond? Pretend you are watching Anderson Cooper 360 and it is this photograph that is wanting a winning staff and viewer caption. What would yours be if you really wanted that AC 360 T-shirt?
Yesterday, we looked at dining on Ruam Rudi. Now let's look at 'dining' near and on Soi Nana.
PS: Reader D.B. wins the AC360 T-shirt contest:
"Now that's a stimulus package!"
After receiving numerous requests from Garage sites and Car Park sites I think it is time to show the car park views of THOCBDC. (*)
(*) Cynics will suggest that I had nothing to say today. They are right. Other cynics might say that if I have another lazy day tomorrow I will show views from THOCBDC's car park. Check back to see if they are right or wrong, Hey, Nana is only a 5 minute walk from here. Which way should I go?
Do you think we are becoming too elephant themed ... condo and blog?
Do you remember The Circle restaurant in Ruam Rudee? Well, it now has a magnificent new (since Songkran) face lift. The same dishes are on the menu but the place is so different ... in a positive way.
Next: Part III