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Monday, February 25, 2013

Grab a stone

"Bangkok on the cheap," says one site about a series of free concerts in Lumpini Park. The Bangkok Symphony Orchestra performs Sunday afternoons in January. Most concert-goers are picnicking at the same time: families and couples twittering and applauding in between bite-size pizzas, sausages in bamboo sticks and oishi tea. Like always the Thai government provides mats for people to sit on. For 'soloists' who come late, well they just have to grab a stone. I did. The guy in blue probably got tired of squatting on the grass with guy in red so he sat on my stone when I stood up to take a photo -


Since it was my first time to watch this concert I had to find it by asking people along the way. This was by the sky train route -
  

Inside the park; sweet hues by the wayside -

Lumpini Park lake -

Silom side, Bangkok's financial district, in the distance -

A park guard told me to 'trong pai' (go straight) and pointed me to a gazebo from which speakers with announcements in English can be heard so I followed the voice -
 

I was glad to finally find the freebie after navigating such a vast park. A vocalist sang Reflection from Mulan and there were a few more recognizable pieces like Moon River and that soundtrack from Born on the Fourth of July -


10 comments:

  1. You found a nice seat with that big stone. Have a good Blue Monday, Hazel.

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  2. Thanks for the little blue tour of your country. I do enjoy seeing how the rest of of world lives.

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  3. Wonderful shots. I played too. Mine are here and here.

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  4. Interesting post!Have a great day!

    Shantana

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  5. Wonderful photos ~ looks like a wonderful area ~ Great shot for RT ^_^

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