Silent Nature Photographer A. J. Windless
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The Grand Palace beautifully lit under the night lights.
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The Grand Palace
October 29, 2012   f/5.6  Lens 50 mm
This was the official residence of the Thai kings from 1782 until 1925. The last two kings have resided in the Dusit Palace, but several royal ceremonies and state functions are still held here every year. It is one of the most prominent tourist attractions in Thailand and still houses the Emerald Buddha, which is considered sacred protector of Thailand. I tried to see the Grand Palace three times unsuccessfully. The first time I arrived at about 3:30 p.m. and they said that they were closing. A second time they turned me back because I was wearing sandals rather than proper shoes, and a third time they said the grounds were closed because the Prime Minister of Singapore was arriving. I didn't finally get to see the palace until my school took our students there on a field trip. This photo was taken from outside the walls of the palace, which are quite high and surround the entire acreage.
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