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    #31


    Part of the restaurant up on the 22nd floor at sunset.

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      #32
      WAOWW... somehow I feel familiar with the interiors of this hotel, but then there is another part of me that is convinced I have never been there... strange feeling.

      The top restaurant is amazing ... waow... so 1970 crashing with 1980... ! It actually looks awesome and really spacious. What kind of food did they have on the menu there?
      With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

      Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
      Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

      Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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        #33
        There used to be a high end fine-dining French restaurant up there called D'Sens.

        The restaurant there now is called "22 Kitchen & Bar". I couldn't see it on the drop-down list under Dining on the hotel's website, but here is a link to a Bangkok Post feature from when it opened which tallies with what I saw of the menu:
        https://www.bangkokpost.com/lifestyl...22-kitchen-bar.



        Round a corner of the triangular floor plan of the building from the previous photo, the restaurant stretches all along one side, with the Bar at the other corner. I believe the blue and turquoise upholstery replaced brown, maybe leather, earlier decor. The combination of turquoise sofas and the slope of the windows reminded me irresistibly of the décor of the panorama and side lounges on some of the Hurtigruten ships prior to their recent changes!



        This is the bar. I love the way the lighting gets reflected in the windows and becomes part of the architecture.
        And I couldn't resist featuring that in this view from the corner overlooking Lumpini Park.


        Last edited by Seagull; February 3rd, 2018, 17:42.

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          #34
          Nice bar and nice place... I wonder if the restaurant is independently run outside of the hotel, hence the missing listing in the hotel's website.

          I really liked the way you executed that last image. Normally, I really don't like reflections in windows when trying to take a photo, but this last image... it's really cool. I wonder if I would have seen that had I tried to photograph the same scene.
          With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

          Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
          Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

          Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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            #35
            Well I really have been choosing a photo EVERY DAY since New Year, but ran out of time and opportunity to post them this last week before going away. They are more of DTH by popular pakarang demand! Catch up when I return from travels

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              #36
              Yeah... saw you were on the way to LHR yesterday - happy travels!
              With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

              Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
              Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

              Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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                #37
                So now I'll start catching up on posting those remaining photos of the Dusit Thani Hotel that I prepared earlier!

                Starting in the reception area...





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                  #38



                  View showing the lower floor entrance near The Pavilion all-day buffet restaurant.

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                    #39





                    The architecture seen from across the waterfall and by the swimming pool.








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                      #40


                      The Vietnamese restaurant ThienDuong where I enjoyed lunch on my last day at the hotel. It is located in the area behind the hedge in #39/2 above.




                      Another view of my favourite Benjarong Thai restaurant




                      I got to see in this room which is a venue for special occasion functions - "Library 1918".

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                        #41


                        A view down at the lower lobby lounge towards the waterfall





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                          #42


                          It's my last evening in the hotel. Playing with mirrors in the club room...

                          ...and looking up at a side of the triangular main building from the club room terrace.






                          But for my final photo of the hotel, I will leave you at the spirit house.

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                            #43
                            The more I look at the pictures, the more sure I feel that I have actually never been inside this hotel.

                            I still have out this year to experience it myself... if I just can find the time!
                            With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

                            Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
                            Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

                            Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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                              #44
                              It's “Thailand Tuesday"

                              ...the day I've now picked to post the handful of images from my photo files as regularly as I can in future.
                              Although conceived as Tuesday Treats for pakarang to look forward to, you might all come across something to catch your interest from time to time, so keep checking back!
                              You also have "Myanmar Mondays" and "Serenissima Saturdays" (posted in pre-existing threads) to keep a look out for at the moment!

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                                #45
                                My friends, the little brown boards.

                                Bangkok is such an ideal city to wander around.

                                Well, I bet that wasn't a statement you were expecting to hear! But remember this thread is called Lady C's Thailand, not Tourists' Bangkok! I love to wander around towns and cities, and even if I usually begin with a known definite objective or two, the likelihood is that I will come across unexpected delights along the way, discoveries, diversions.

                                My frequent friends on walks in Bangkok are the brown information boards, installed by the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration. Occasionally they may be faded or otherwise weather-worn, but not often vandalised as is so often the case elsewhere.

                                Crucially the boards' text includes English as well as Thai, and that isn't only nice for reading interesting facts or history - it is frequently essential for even identifying the name of the place of interest.
                                Independent foreign travellers who find their way without a tourist group or guide to see, for example, the famous reclining Buddha in the temple Wat Pho, will be in no doubt when they have arrived there. But so often I've discovered a little temple that is only named in Thai characters on the building itself, and moreover only appears in Thai on maps. I can't easily jot down the name in a notebook ...unless I find a brown board.

                                It's not all about temples. A rather charming logo-like symbol at the top left of the boards illustrates the kind of thing it is. I'm going to start in style with my most unusual find

                                I was heading for a definite destination that day in November, actually a Wat (temple) where some of the late King's ashes had been recently enshrined. A glance at a map indicated that I would need to cross to the north of the busy boulevard of Ratchadamnoen Avenue in the vicinity of the Democracy Monument. It wasn't too busy a time of day, and I actually had to hang around a little before getting the desired amount of traffic (especially the variously-coloured taxis) in a photo!




                                Moving a short distance away from the traffic circle around the monument I had soon crossed the road, and was ambling back to the circular bit when I saw something many would all too easily have walked past without really noticing.
                                It was exactly the sort of thing that does attract my attention. But it was probably that actually quite large brown board that initially caught my eye, and without that I wouldn't have understood the significance of "The 0 Kilometer Marker".




                                I can leave it to my friend the brown board to explain what it is all about, although it is not so easy to read once the photo is resized to show here on the forum.




                                Such unexpected encounters absolutely delight me, and (as a weeks-worth of Thai treats should consist of seven photos!), let me see what else I can find to show you this evening.

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