After passing through the grounds of Wat Phra Kaew, I found myself in the Grand Palace in Bangkok. Wat Phra Kaew stands next to the Grand Palace. It has a large and solemn buildings. Basically, the buildings are built in the western style, but their roofs are in Thai style. It is not a compromise between Japanese and Western style, but Thai and Western style. When I hear of the Grand Palace in Bangkok, it is usually referred to this place, but in reality, the royal family no longer resides here. It has become a symbolic place for the royal family.
I passed through the grounds of the royal palace and came out onto the public road. Then, I walked along the walls that surround the royal palace. If the building of the Grand Palace is a symbolic presence, then this wall seems to have only a symbolic role as well, and the wall is not so high. It's only high enough to be able to get over anytime if you want to. It seems that they don't really intend to protect the palace. However, this may be because in the modern age, even if a wall is built, you can easily break through it from the sky. There are a row of spade-like objects on top of the wall.
After walking for a while, a couple appeared in front of the wall. Each couple walking side by side was holding an umbrella.
December 18, 2019
SONY ALPHA 7R II
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