RPTE 11: Crowds

Raddest Photo Trip Ever Day 4: Bangkok

Thousands and thousands of people gathered at the King's Residence for a show in honor of the King including concerts, a speech from the King, himself, and fireworks. More than 95% of people wore pink shirts on Saturday and Sunday, and supposedly everyone will wear yellow today.

I love to take pictures of crowds, but I thoroughly do not enjoy being in crowds

RPTE 7: Oh hello, your Kinglyness

Raddest Photo Trip Ever Day 4: Bangkok

Being the King's birthday weekend, we headed out to tour the grounds of the King's Residence. I saw lots of great things. Armed guards corralled people through different areas, often to the better (or best) viewpoints. Nice!

During the King's birthday weekend, everyone in the Thailand (I suppose) wears pink and lights candles for him. Here are remnants of the candles from the night before

I think this is the King's Palace. I couldn't really figure it out.

RPTE 5: Queen Sirikit Park

Raddest Photo Trip Ever Day 3: Bangkok

After our great foot massage, we headed over to the Queen Sirikit Park for some relaxation. We were in luck because that day was the King's birthday (December 5), also known as Father's Day. There was sort of a festival going on there. The park was beautiful. I took these pictures at night.

There were displays up everywhere. I'm not sure if this was for the King's birthday or for the Children's Museum that was within the park.

They had about three different movies playing in the park. We stopped to watch one movie about a girl who becomes blind. We started watching at the end of the movie and decided we make up the premise of the movie. This rebel-type guy gets his act together when his parents and sister are in a bad car accident, which takes the life of their parents and leaves the sister blind. While cleaning up his act and helping his sister cope with her blindness, he meets a wonderful women who is also blind and they fall in love.

This is my first Thai meal of the whole trip! (The airplane food was Japanese and American. The hotel breakfast is American). In the background is a big lake where they were having a water show much like at the Bellagio in Vegas.