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Old 30-03-2009, 08:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Pictures from Phra Phom Erawan (Erawan Shrine)

Taken over two trips, one about 8 months ago using my 30D and the second batch from last week taken with my 5D.













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Old 30-03-2009, 10:20 PM   #3 (permalink)
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nice pics mate, really talented photographer.

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The shrine is located by the Grand Hyatt Erawan Hotel, at the Ratchaprasong intersection of Ratchadamri Road in Pathum Wan district, Bangkok, Thailand. It is near the Bangkok Skytrain's Chitlom Station, which has an elevated walkway overlooking the shrine. The area has many shopping malls nearby, including Gaysorn, CentralWorld and Amarin Plaza.


The Erawan Shrine was built in 1956 as part of the government-owned Erawan Hotel to eliminate the bad karma believed caused by laying the foundations on the wrong date.

The hotel's construction was delayed by a series of mishaps, including cost overruns, injuries to laborers, and the loss of a shipload of Italian marble intended for the building. Furthermore, the Ratchaprasong Intersection had once been used to put criminals on public display.

An astrologer advised building the shrine to counter the negative influences. The Brahma statue was designed and built by the Department of Fine Arts and enshrined on 9 November 1956. The hotel's construction thereafter proceeded without further incident. In 1987, the hotel was demolished and the site used for the Grand Hyatt Erawan Hotel.
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Old 30-03-2009, 11:11 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Good camera + bit of skill + lot of luck = Fantastic Photo's
Excellent shots !!!
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I remember going there back in the early 70s. The Shrine has not changed much since then if any. The surrounding area is unrecognizable compared to so many years ago. Great Pictures keep them coming i enjoy the pictures posted.
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Old 07-04-2009, 06:18 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Excellent shots !!!
"Excellent shots" = YES!! I agree completely.

"A bit of skill + A lot of luck" = ABSOLUTELY NOT!! You have it the wrong way round - "A LOT of skill + A BIT of luck" is I think more appropriate. I think Bobcot the photographer deserves a lot of credit for these superb photos especially the night time shots.

A "good" camera is perfectly capable of taking rubbish photographs. A "poor" camera is capable of taking great photos. It's the photographer that makes or breaks the photo. With a "good" camera all you get is a better class of rubbish. I've taken many rubbish shots with some "great" (not just "good") cameras.
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Old 08-04-2009, 01:13 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Superb pics Bob.
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Old 04-05-2009, 05:44 PM   #10 (permalink)
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great pics
the area has changed since I was last there
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Exceptional, as is usual from you, the lighting, composition and subject matter are superb. You have really brought out the warmth in the gold Buddha statues.
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Personally i like the bottom pic of these two a lot.
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Bravo

I must compliment you on the closeups of the statue. Quite impressive.

I have been interested in the decline in people who go there over the past couple of years. I think it is in part due to the murder that occurred there and in part due to the popularity at the two shrines over at Central World.
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Agreed! Beat me to it. Of all of the pics, your preference was also mine. Mice eye by the way.
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I remember going there back in the early 70s. The Shrine has not changed much since then if any. The surrounding area is unrecognizable compared to so many years ago. Great Pictures keep them coming i enjoy the pictures posted.
Actually, the whole statue, although looks the same, got a whole new face life and repair job after some guy strung out on yaba did a fair amoun't of damage to the shrine a few years ago. Be paid the price with his life though. Some of the locals acted as judge, jury, and executioner.
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He wasn't on yah bah, he was mentally disabled.

Now he's dead.
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He wasn't on yah bah, he was mentally disabled.

Now he's dead.
yaba.... mentally challanged.... either way the stature was damaged and he paid the price with his life... my point was to put in perspective that there have been some changes at the shrine since our TD member was last there....

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Close to 4 years since I started this thread.

Since then I have wandered past twice with my camera, one a while ago, the other a couple of weekends ago.







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We make tambon here twice a year six girls dancing and the other usual stuff.
Been going for over 12 years now with the wife i do enjoy the visit its important to the wife and is just as important for me now.
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