Luxury

The photographer, Ben Visbeek, Amsterdam, writes:
Few cities in the world fire the imagination like Bangkok. Ornate palaces that host royal processions, Buddhist temples that witness monks chanting ancient sutras, canals that lead to a maze of water markets, night bazaars that never sleep – have long proved a powerful magnet for travellers. In this sprawling metropolis, Banyan Tree Bangkok, a 5-star luxury hotel in Sathorn road, offers a spectacular rooftop restaurant and bar – Vertigo Grill & Moon Bar on the elevated 61th floor. The hostess Suritawa welcomes us with the hospitality Thailand is famous for…

frizztext: “Sitting on the top of the world” (an old blues lyrics), for sure that is the feeling, if you reached that rooftop restaurant bar in Bangkok. An outlook nearly inspiring as the ancient Greek Gods‘  outlook on their mountain “Olymp”.

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Hoch hinaus, über den Dingen schwebend – eine Grundtendenz menschlichen Wünschens. Auch Gott wird der Platz hoch über uns zugewiesen. Bei jedem Flug hoch über den Wolken könnte man elegisch werden wie ein Reinhard Mey – wenn man denn nicht so lakonisch veranlagt wäre…

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