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Staying at Eleven Avenue Suites in Bangkok

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While traveling from my home country back to my home town in North Thailand I had just missed the last flight home so I had to stay again in Bangkok for 1 night. This time I did choose a bit more lively area to stay, Sukhumvit Soi 11. Eleven Avenue Suites is a modern so called boutique hotel in a shophouse building right on Soi 11 and under Indian management. The rooms are a bit small but the bed is comfortable. Although at first everything looks OK, at a better look you see lack of maintenance everywhere. So yes this hotel is not expensive and I had a good night sleep but I would not stay here again. Also this hotel has no swimming pool, parking or restaurant (so also no breakfast). For more information see Eleven Avenue Suites Bangkok.

Construction on Sukhumvit in Bangkok

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While walking over Sukhumvit road near Soi 15 I saw construction going on and saw this old wooden house. Weird as I can not remember to have ever seen this house before, probably there has been a modern building in front of it. And looking to the construction work the old house is probably going to be saved and hopefully being restored.

Staying at Mercure Bangkok Makkasan Hotel in Bangkok

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When traveling from my home town to my home country I had to stay 1 night in Bangkok as my flights to and from Bangkok did not connect. So I did choose a hotel that is near the Airport Rail Link to Suvarnabhumi Airport. And the Mercure Bangkok Makkasan Hotel is indeed only about 400m from the Airport Rail Link Makkasan station. For more information see Mercure Bangkok Makkasan Hotel.

I had a smooth & fast check-in and although I arrived a bit early I could use my room directly. The room is not so big but comfortable and has everything you need. In the afternoon I wanted to go shopping and wanted to take the free shuttle-bus service to MRT station Makkasan. But as this free shuttle service is only going once every 30min I just missed it. So instead of waiting I just walked it, took me just a bit more as 5min. Be aware there is no side-walk. This ritual repeated itself in the evening. But then the MRT station was totally crowded so I walked to Asoke & Sukhumvit, what was a bit …

Typically Art at the Kunsthal in Rotterdam, Netherland

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I was meeting a friend and together we did visit the Kunst Hal in Rotterdam where was the impressive retrospective exhibition ‘Joana Vasconcelos. I’m Your Mirror’, featuring the work of the famous Portuguese artist Joana Vasconcelos (1971). And there was also an the exhibition ‘Joost Swarte everywhere’ that pays homage to fifty years of drawing by presenting a cross section of Swarte’s body of work – from his first cartoons, original drawings, sketches, designs and objects to his most recent work.

We did start with Joana Vasconcelos. I’m Your Mirror, the photo above "Don't shoot the messenger" is a huge pistol made out of old telephones. The photo under is a small helicopter dressed like a bird.






After the first exhibition we walked into the exhibition "Joost Swarte Everywhere".










Typically Ed van der Elsken at the Dutch National Photo Museum in Rotterdam, Netherlands

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OK another posting that has nothing to do with Traveling in Thailand but with my life, this time visiting the Nederlands Foto Museum in Rotterdam, Netherland while I was on holiday back to my home country. At the Nederlands Foto Museum was the exhibition "Lust for Life byEd van Elsken", he was a Dutch photographer who made some beautiful photos of street-life in Amsterdam, Paris and all over the world. This exhibition was mostly about photos he made in the 1960's to 1980's. Following are more photos that I made at the exhibition "Lust for Life".











Typically almost autumn in Rotterdam, Netherland

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I was walking in Rotterdam and enjoyed the almost autumn scenes in a park. Nothing special but when you are living in Thailand then you start to appreciate the changes of season in the Netherlands. And I just love trees. So 2 shots of trees, leaves and skies.


Typically photos from Rotterdam, Netherlands (part 2)

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While walking in Rotterdam (Netherlands) I enjoyed the sunshine, although it was for me still cold. But for the locals it was almost summertime, people sitting outside and enjoying life. So while walking I took photos of course. Photo above & under were taken at Binnenrotte in Rotterdam, where was originally the rail road thru Rotterdam (but this is now underground). In the weekend there is a huge market at this location. Following are more photos of beautiful old & modern Rotterdam.







Photo above is one of the many shops of the most famous patat (french fried) company in Rotterdam.




Typically photos from Rotterdam, Netherlands (part 1)

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While walking in Rotterdam (Netherlands) I took some photos. Photo above & under are some wall murals at the WitteDeWith Straat. Following are more photos of beautiful old & modern Rotterdam.


The 2 photos below are from the Boijmans van Beuningen Museum (temporarily closed for renovation). The Van Steur building was the first part of the museum and build in 1935. Luckily it survived the bombings of World War 2.




Photo above & under are the famous ErasmusHuis along the Coolsingel in Rotterdam. It was desigend by the famous architectWillem Marinus Dudok and build in 1939. Luckily it survived the bombings of World War 2.



Photo above & under are a typically Dutch Draai Orgel (street organ) and this one was played on the Hoogstraat in Rotterdam.


Het Schieland Huis (photo above) is one of the oldest buildings in Rotterdam, build in 1665 as office for the Hoogheemraadschap of Schieland. In 1840 the local government bought the house and it became the first location for the Muse…