The King Taksin Monument – a monument to a great warrior

The King Taksin Monument – a monument to a great warrior.

The monument is very impressive but it is in the centre of a busy traffic circle. I was not brave enough to cross over to get a close look so I took photos from the circumference.

I used my Canon EOS-30D with its inexpensive 75-300mm lens. It isn’t even the Image Stabilized (IS) version. Still, I was happy with the results after some optimization in Lightroom.

Here is a crop from a larger image I posted to Flickr at http://www.flickr.com/photos/ianfuller/3668027913/

King Taksin Statue Detail

King Taksin Statue Detail

And here’s a snapshot of the location of the statue from Google Earth.

King Taksin Statue from Google Earth

King Taksin Statue from Google Earth

It’s at lat 13°43’34.68″N, long 100°29’35.14″E and the link for Google Maps is http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=13.7263,100.49309&z=16&t=h&hl=en

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One Response to “The King Taksin Monument – a monument to a great warrior”

  1. bkkphotographer Says:

    This post got a whole load of hits today. I wonder if it is because people did a search on Taksin the Thai politician. This blog isn’t going to get into politics!

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