Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Red Shirts...

We love going to Bankok. It is quite a unique city. This trip was a little different. A few months before we came there was some political unrest in Bangkok. It was lead by a group called the Red Shirts. You can click on that link and read about them if you're interested.
Anyway, they burned down a lot of really cool stuff in Bangkok... it was sad... This below is one of the biggest malls in Asia (it is really HUGE! I've only seen some of it). From what I heard, about 1/3 of the mall burned. They have the whole mall closed down and they're working on fixing it now. Here's some pictures for those that are interested.
They covered the front of it with these billboards to cover it up while they fix it.
You can see left-overs from the fighting. These are holes from rubber bullets.
Another burned building...
And another picture...
Sorry for the depressing post :) A friend wanted to see pictures... it's pretty crazy!

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Bri said...

ugh

Carrie said...

That is really sad!!!!

alwaysjoyfuldejs said...

That is so sad. I'll always fondly remember Bangkok as the place I had both my kiddos...Such a shame.