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- Recent scene from Bangkok 4/6
(Car shot! Taken on Novemner 1st, 2007.)

* This marble building, Italian-style, was built in 1907
or 92 years ago by King Chulalongkorn as his
Throne Hall and later becoming the Parliament
building. In 1974 the Parliament moved to new
premise which is nearby.

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Nov 02 2007 01:53 GMT Squirrel PRO
Very beautiful photo !
Nov 02 2007 02:13 GMT Studio88
Majestic View!!!
Nov 02 2007 02:50 GMT Midworlder PRO
A very fine building
Nov 02 2007 04:02 GMT aquiles PRO
Nov 02 2007 12:23 GMT hans55 PRO
beautyfull architecture in your country !!
Nov 02 2007 13:27 GMT jceca PRO
i don't know how to explain this, but somehow, all of parliament buildings could be recognized ...
there is something that looks the same in all of them ... at least in europe ....

postcard like photo
Nov 02 2007 14:32 GMT Poulet PRO
Fully agree, dear!
And, this one made of Itaian marbles ..........
More info. dear. I copied from somewhere sometimes ago.

The name Ananta Samakhom was taken from a previous building that had deteriorated and was no longer usable. The foundation stone was placed by His Majesty King Chulalongkorn on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of his ascension to the throne.

The Ananda Samakhom Throne Hall is the beautiful white building facing the Royal Plaza where the statue of H.M. King Chulalongkorn ( Rama V )stands.

The design and construction was supervised by Chao Phraya Yommaraj, with a team of Italian architects, engineers and painters. It took nine years to complete the building, which is designed in Italian Renaissance style. The exterior is decorated with marble imported from Carrara in Italy.

As beautiful as the exterior is, it is the exquisite paintings inside that really take your breath away. These paintings, by Mr. C. Riguli and Prof. G. Chini, trace the history of the Chakri Dynasty from Kings Rama I to Rama VI.

The north side dome is painted to depict King Rama I on his return from a battle in a neighboring country, while the eastern dome has paintings of Kings Rama II and Rama III and their support for the arts.
Nov 02 2007 14:36 GMT soldier
Great architecture... in a very good presentation my friend!!! Thanks for the history!!!
Nov 02 2007 15:48 GMT iyerhari
a great presentation Poulet..!
Nov 02 2007 20:32 GMT Tom33
great history - great building - and I wish I had your car when I
was in Bangkok - I missed a lot.
Nov 03 2007 06:09 GMT beedabee
I agree with jceca .. all th esame .. all beautiful arhitecture !
Nov 03 2007 09:24 GMT annaschnitfink
What a very beautiful building dear Poulet.
Thank you for the info along with it!!!
Have a very good weekend!
Nov 04 2007 08:10 GMT senna3
Impressive architecture!