Krungthep, “City of Angels”

walk-2This is the sign in front of the Bangkok City Hall, with Bangkok’s full name on it ….so long it needs a fisheye lens to fit it all in !

กรุงเทพมหานคร อมรรัตนโกสินทร์ มหินทรายุธยา มหาดิลกภพ นพรัตนราชธานีบูรีรมย์ อุดมราชนิเวศน์มหาสถาน อมรพิมานอวตารสถิต สักกะทัตติยวิษณุกรรมประสิทธิ์

or transliterated :

Krungthepmahanakhon Amonrattanakosin Mahintharayutthaya Mahadilokphop Noppharatratchathaniburirom Udomratchaniwetmahasathan Amonphimanawatansathit Sakkathattiyawitsanukamprasit

Which, according to wikipedia, translates as:

City of angels, great city of immortals, magnificent city of the nine gems, seat of the king, city of royal palaces, home of gods incarnate, erected by Vishvakarman at Indra’s behest.

Wikipedia also says it is the longest city name in the world …thank goodness that “Bangkok” will do instead !

I actually went over there to get some timelapse photos for a project I have been working on, I was planning on getting a sequence with the “Giant Swing” and the temple you can just see poking up above the sign but there were ugly tour buses parked right in the middle of the shot Sad smile And the interesting clouds of earlier in the day had all blown over by the time I got there Sad smile Sad smile

Mai pen rai …….or, never mind, there is always another day and other places.

About Mike

A recently retired "Baby Boomer" , looking forward to having more time for my photography and travel.
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