Kade viewing the Ponte Vecchio ("Old Bridge") in Florence

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Bangkok, Capital of Siam

Locate the tallest skyscraper (it's 94 stories) in both images and use it as a focal point.  The tower is Baiyoke 2.  I've been watching the growth of the skyline and some of the newer projects on a favorite site, http://www.skyscrapercity.com/ (where these images came from), so I expected to see significant changes in the burgeoning skyline this visit.  Still, it's another thing to be here, like I am now, and  view the city up close.  I guess being from a small town makes this all the more captivating.  I remember first moving to Birmingham, Alabama and how sophisticated and big the city felt.  Atlanta, GA had an even greater impact, of course. Well, think of New York, Hong Kong, Sao Paulo and Tokyo. And there's more and more!

We took an Alabama contact and his girlfriend to the top of Baiyoke 2.  I made this video and took the photos, both of of which show the full 360 degree view from the observation deck.

1 comment:

  1. That certainly is an interesting skyline. It's a great picture!