If you ever go to Bangkok, be sure and visit “The Ancient City ” in Mueang Boran. One of the monuments there is a statue of the battle when King Naresuan liberated Siam from Burmese rule – The Great battle with Phra Maha Uparaja, the Burmese Prince and son of King Nantabureng at Nong Sarai, Suphan Buri Province and declared Siam independence in May 1584 A.D. This is my vision for the final blow in a 20 by 30 inch digital painting – What do you think? – Did I do it justice? Does it bring you there?
Last years “Chiang Mai Flower Festival” on one float was this great bouquet of flowers, much larger than shown here but I always thought it would make a great painting – So here’s my version – on a 20in by 30in Digital canvas. What do you think, did I do it justice?
Sawadee Khrap Just saw this article in ThaiVisa forum.
This used to be a great place to walk – but look at what they are doing – If it is going to look like Pattaya Beach then all the flavor will be lost. – what a shame. Click on image for full article.
Be sure and check out and bookmark the new “Gay in Chiang Mai Guide”
Thanks to Peter, Bonton Productions, and www.Radchada.com
Sunday they had Children’s Day 2017 at Kad Suan Kaew Shopping Center and went to get some shots – extremely crowded. And also a Slideshow of all the images –
Congratulations for Thailand and their new King:
Click on image to see video
Throughout his extraordinary reign, His Majesty the King devoted his life to the health, safety, and prosperity of the Thai people. Our thoughts and sympathies are with the members of the Royal Family and the people of Thailand at this somber time.
HAPPY SONGKRAN 2016 HAPPY NEW YEAR And Chiang Mai’s 720 year birthday.
NOT going out to the water fight this year – don’t feel like getting in the fray and particularly getting wet – although the weather has been hovering about 100-106 the last few days – Chiang Mai is the hottest place in Thailand – thank God the humidly is low so its tolerable. So the above photo, which was taken several years ago, but looks very close to what it looked like today at Central Kad Suan Kaew Shopping Center.
Getting ready to go to Bangkok next week and get everything ready for the stent operation.Might as well get it over as I seem to be hovering right at the edge of being able to control the blood pressure with meds – any little thing right now will set it flying up. Seem to be OK for now but that could change next week. So I’m going to drive down to Pattaya for a week and while there go to Siriraj Mahidol Hospital in BKK where I went several years ago and re-schedule the operation, estimated 2-3 mo. from now..
2016 — A Monkey Year
Chinese New Year 2016 will be a year of the Monkey. For people born in a year of the monkey (1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004), 2016 is considered a bad year. See How to Avoid Bad Luck in 2016 If You’re a Monkey.
“Monkeys” are witty, intelligent and have a magnetic personality… Read more on the personality, career, and love suggestions for those born in Monkey years, and for other Chinese zodiac animals by clicking on the links in the table below.
Chinese New Year Dates for the Next Chinese Zodiac Cycle
Year – Chinese New Year Date – Day of the week – Zodiac Animal
- 2016 February 8 Monday Monkey
- 2017 January 28 Saturday Rooster
- 2018 February 16 Friday Dog
- 2019 February 5 Tuesday Pig
- 2020 January 25 Saturday Rat
- 2021 February 12 Friday Ox
- 2022 February 1 Tuesday Tiger
- 2023 January 22 Sunday Rabbit
- 2024 February 10 Saturday Dragon
- 2025 January 29 Wednesday Snake
- 2026 February 17 Tuesday Horse
- 2027 February 6 Saturday Goat
Thanks Pat for the tables and dates