PanoramasMega-bridge panorama - November 22, 2004
Panoramas from inside the new airport - November 14, 2004
Ban Bang Yeekhan - September 20, 2004
Mike pointed out this amazing mansion he spotted on a recent trip to Bangkok. 2Bangkok.com photographers tracked down the building and took these two panoramas (above - large size 278kb and below - large size 244kb). The water level in the front yard is the same as the water level in the river. Note the Rama 8 Bridge in the background.
Wisarut researched the history: "Ban Bang Yeekhan" built around 1910 by Ammart Ek Phraya Cholaphoomphanit (Kai Tak) and his wife, Khunying Suan who used to work as servant in the Palace of Queen Saowabhapongsri. Therefore, it has Chinse and Colonial styles whcih were in fashion at the time.
Later on, his son, Mr Panjit Anekkawanit (the former governor of Bangkok and Thonburi) sold the house to the cartakers of Unsorrizzunna Mosque (the mosque opposite the site across Bangkok Noy Canal near Thonburi station) in the 1950s to use it as the new Raj Karun Muslim School. The original school was razed by Allied bombing durign WWII in an attmept to destroy Thonburi Station (AKA Bangkok Noy Station) in 1945. Tha final assault on Thonburi Station was on March 5, 1945.Raj Karun Muslim School went out of business in 1978 so the building is abandoned and now this Ban Bang Yeekhan (Bang Yeekhan House) is under the trusteeship of Krungthep Witthayatharn Muslim Foundation. However Krungthep Witthayatharn seems to be short of funds to renovate it.
First look at the Mahakan Fort park (589kb)
Panorama (333kb) of the new airport
Nils sent in a nighttime views from Italthai Tower (134kb): Pictures 1-5 add up to a panorama from the West (Pratunam, Baiyoke II can be seen) to the East (Bangkapi/Ramkamhaeng/Khlong Tan, with Charn Issara II).
Mikael from Sweden has created these wonderful panoramic images based on photos that recently ran on 2Bangkok: New airport construction (245kb) and Benny's State Tower view (653kb).
Mikael has many panoramas of Koh Samui and Stockholm on his own site, Thailand Resor ('Thailand Travel' in Swedish). All these panoramas run in Quicktime. Once the image appears, you swivel back and forth by pulling your cursor across the image.
Benny sent in this breathtaking panoramic view (2.86MB) from the 45th floor of State Tower.
Anand sent in this panorama that shows a typical Bangkok skyline: Bangkok haze (95.6kb).
BMA makeover almost finished - November 17, 2002
For the last couple of years, the area in front of the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (Bangkok's City Hall--opposite Sao Ching Cha) has been excavated to create an underground parking structure. On top is a large plaza and a large black marble monument with the Thai name for Bangkok (the longest place name in the world). Here is a large sized photo (176kb) of the nearly completed plaza (if you want to see it, it's a lot easier than driving downtown!). Here is an earlier photo of the construction.
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