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    Quote Originally Posted by Hatari View Post
    The Catholic cemetery in Chanthaburi city, unsure what architectural influence?
    Was googling this and found this article , which I thought was interesting http://www.hottopos.com/notand39/69-82Mariko.pdf

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    Ayutthaya


    Ayutthaya is shown in the Fra Mauro map of the world (c. 1450) under the name "Scierno", derived from the Persian "Shahr-I-Naw", meaning "New City"


    Painting by Johannes Vingboons of Ayutthaya, c. 1665


    Painting of Ayutthaya c.1665, painted by Johannes Vingboons, ordered by the Dutch East India Company, Amsterdam
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    Not dissimiliar today - tho less klongs..

    https://www.google.co.th/maps/place/...!4d100.5876634

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stillearly View Post
    Was googling this and found this article , which I thought was interesting http://www.hottopos.com/notand39/69-82Mariko.pdf
    Thanks; had been told about this during a tour of the cathedral

    Chanthaburi Church was built with a beautiful gothic style and had spires. The Phibun government, however, took down the spires in 1940 during war time since they suspected that Catholics were spies of France and regarded the spires as an indication to show a target for France.
    It wasn't till 2009 that the spires were put back on the cathedral


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    Note well Dr Rak and don't again make the quantum leap to "colonization" as a pre-cursor to foreign influence.555
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    Bkk in 1950


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    From: "Journey Round Siam” ใน The Geographical Journal, Vol. 8, No. 5 (Nov., 1896), เขียนโดย J. S. Black (เฉพาะเนื้อหาที่เกี่ยวกับจันทบุรี)



    Chantabun

    "Nor is its population considerable, for, on the authority of the governor, that amounts to four thousand only, of whom at least one quarter are the descendants of Annamites who some generations ago migrated from their homes in Cochin-China.

    The whole province does not contain a population of more than thirty thousand, and this is concentrated on the Chantabun stream and near the coast.

    The Annamites, as well as many Chinamen, who are numerous in the province, are converts to the Roman Catholic faith, and their spiritual wants are ministered to by a French missionary, assisted by several native pastors.

    The exports are insignificant in value, with the exception of pepper, which amounts to about 60,000 per annum. The pepper plant, the sight of which reminds one of the hop gardens of Kent, flourishes at the base of the Sabap hills, and is cultivated exclusively by Chinese.

    These industrious individuals have, as usual, the monopoly of all lucrative business in their hands, keep the best shops, and control the liquor and opium trade.”
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    Chao Praya in 1950.
    The silos appear to still be painted in ( Thai style ) cammy colour...

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    Children with water buffalo, Siam 1927

    Photo from Ernest B Schoedsack, USA



    In 1927, Cooper and Schoedsack produced the film Chang: A Drama of the Wilderness together, which depicts a man's survival in the Northern Siamese jungle. Schoedsack and Cooper spent 18 months in the jungle in order to produce the film and photograph certain scenes.[2] While producing the film, stampeding elephants that are featured in the movie almost ran over Schoedsack and his crew. The risk was worth it, however, and Chang was later nominated Best Picture at the first Academy Awards show. Schoedsack kept a print of a Bengal tiger pouncing with its jaws open in his office. When asked by a reporter about the photo, Schoedsack said that the tiger had sprung and he shot it.

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    With the closure of Dusit Zoo for land redevelopment in three weeks, guess this part of Bangkok WWII history will be gone.
    From our 2010 visit:

    Dusit Zoo, Bangkok - WWII Air Raid Shelter
    During the Japanese occupation of Bangkok in WWII Allied forces targeted the area heavily.
    Since the railroad lines (a prime target for the bombers) ran not far from there an air raid shelter was added.
    After the war and the need for the shelter had passed, it was simpler to disguise the shelter somewhat rather than tear it out.
    Today there is a display telling the story of WWII bombings in Bangkok.








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    There is lots of similar stuff like that in Kanchanaburi. The museum has loads of it and each year there is a re-enactment of the allied bombing of the famous bridge.

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    Post #271

    ..."to prevents accidents during the allied bombings."

    The language is so Thai and non-committal.

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    Article in The Nation today about the Thai flag, ahead of next month's National Flag Day (September 28)


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    Exhibition at Vajiravudh College in Bangkok celebrating the 101st anniversary of the tri-colour flag introduced by King Rama VI




    A student holds the Thong Chang Puak – the White Elephant Flag designed by King Rama IV


    A photo of the Siamese Expeditionary Force carrying the tri-colour flag in triumph in Paris in 1919 after World War I ended is displayed in the show

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    Refer to third pic previous post


    The Siamese Expeditionary Force during the 1919 Paris Victory Parade

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