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" Mareerajaratabulung Residence "
Sanam Chandra Palace.
Nakorn-pathom province. The Kingdom of Thailand. 1/7

(***** A SPECIAL SERIES for my dear friend AQUILES ***** )

H.M. King Rama VI had this hall built around 1916 with M.C. Itthi-thepsan Kritdakorn as its architect. This is a two-storied building built with golden teak in European neo-classical style with some adaptation to suit the tropical climate. It was built as a match for the Chaleemongkolasana Residence with a covered walkway from the back across the moat to the front of the Mareerajaratabulung Residence. The covered walkway has a tiled roof and is fitted with windows along the whole length.
The inspiration for the construction of the Chaleemongkolasana Residence and Mareerajaratabulung Residence came from the play, My Friend Jarlet, by the two English playwrights, Arnold Galsworthy and E. B. Norman. H.M. King Rama VI translated the play into Thai and entitled it “True Friend.”

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Mar 04 2007 00:48 GMT Bali
Fantastic building!!!!!!!!
Mar 04 2007 01:17 GMT aquiles PRO
Mar 04 2007 01:25 GMT bluesky
wow...i love the serien my friend...thanks for sharing!
Mar 04 2007 01:41 GMT Poulet PRO
Thanks, dear Bluesky ! :))
Mar 04 2007 01:50 GMT junne PRO
i would prefer thai style!
Mar 04 2007 02:03 GMT Poulet PRO
heheeeee.........I know you love Thai style, Junne. :))
Mar 04 2007 03:42 GMT jceca PRO
yeah, tailed roofs and those windows ... so european ... :-))
another fantastic series, dear !!!
Mar 04 2007 03:46 GMT Ichthus1968
i like it
Mar 04 2007 04:27 GMT wifey
I would never has suspected that this was Thailand… wonderful and unique architecture.
Mar 04 2007 04:35 GMT Squirrel PRO
GREAT SERIES.................
Mar 04 2007 10:26 GMT soldier
Wooowww... beautiful old palace!!! Thanks for the history my friend!
Mar 04 2007 11:27 GMT bennystr
Superb shot!
Mar 04 2007 12:42 GMT voodoo23
interesting informations!
Mar 04 2007 12:44 GMT babaibabu
I know that you like this type of architecture.
Mar 04 2007 13:03 GMT Poulet PRO
Yes, Babai.....I like it but not more than a Thai typical style. :))
Mar 04 2007 15:09 GMT backstreets PRO
Wonderful locations you are able to visit......and wonderful photos you take !!