Posts tagged Grand Palace

Flood Fatigue

Flood Fatigue
Dear Reader, you may be wondering why I posted frequent updates on the flooding in Bangkok in October and then stopped suddenly in November. Well, there were a few reasons for this. One, the situation in Bangkok has not changed significantly since the waters first doused the inner city in md-October. In October, we were far less certain about [...]

Bangkok Flooding: Near Grand Palace a...

These video clips were shot while driving on Ratchadamnoen Nai, the main road in the center of Bangkok that passes the Grand Palace and Sanam Luang (park). Based on earlier television coverage, the floodwater seemed to be as high as it’s been for the past few days. That’s a good indication that it won’t get worse. Ratchadamnoen Nai, Bangkok [...]

Bangkok Flooding: Near Grand Palace (...

This is video footage taken October 30, 2011, across the street from the Grand Palace in Bangkok, Thailand. Water is seeping through sand bags on the Chao Phraya River and from pipes and drains. This seems to be one of the major feeders of water to the area just south of the palace. The palace’s perimeter is sandbagged and was still open for [...]