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Bangkok Garden

On a recent visit to the Bangkok multi-tower complex where we lived when I was still in paid employment, and where we still have a condominium, I was once again drawn to the swimming pools, which sit in a huge garden on the third floor.


Bangkok Garden

On a recent visit to the Bangkok multi-tower complex where we lived when I was still in paid employment, and where we still have a condominium, I was once again drawn to the swimming pools, which sit in a huge garden on the third floor.


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Ray: Thank you, Ayush.

My sense is that there is more happening than diffraction, but I am not an feeling is that the main player is surface tension, and that is clear from observing the 3 petal edges that are not touching the water surface...can that be so?

This phenomenon has fascinated me since I discovered it many years ago.
nicely done ... i like that hint of water disturbance
Ray: Thank you. The curious bonding of bloom and water fascinates me every time I visit this place.
Lovely shots, Ray! Water offers endless interest and photographic opportunities!
Ray: Thank you, Elizabeth. I must agree with you assertion.
I remember a similar image (the same?) as the pool flower from a while back, Ray, but seeing the bigger context of where the pool sits is new to me. WOW. Do you rent out your condo there now or is a a place you visit often for your own enjoyment?
Ray: Yes, we rent out our Condo, Ginnie, as we rarely visit the big city.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 23 Aug 2019, 06:17
This is a wonderful picture of the flower and the water. Indeed water has such wonderful shapes and behavior. Fascinating to no end. I would be drawn to the swimming pools too, Ray. What a great place to be.
Ray: We enjoyed living here, Astrid, and I made a Photobook of the wildlife I found in this garden, including even snakes and squirels.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 23 Aug 2019, 06:30
That surface tension is playing hell with the geometry
Ray: Isn't it though!
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 23 Aug 2019, 06:56
I like the idea of the swimming pools being on the third floor. Do the apartments on the 1st and 2nd floors have windows into the side of the pool? More likely its ar parking.
Ray: Some is car parking, and some is International School, Alan.
Belle osmose entre l'eau et là  fleur ..
Ray: Je suis très impressionné par ce tour de nature, Claudine.
  • Chad
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 23 Aug 2019, 07:20
That flower picture is amazing RY, I expect that their is some good maths involved with the bendy squares.
Ray: I find the effect gobsmacking, Chad.
A fine image Ray and that garden looks amazing!
Ray: It is a spectacular above-ground garden, Bill...probably the best in Bangkok.
I remember the great flowers you photographed floating in your pool.

Definitely, surface tension is at work.
Ray: This private garden was a source of many pictures I showed on SC a few years ago, and I even made a photobook about this garden, Mary...the link to the book is...
The top shot is superb, and I remember your pictures from the complex and the slithery things you showed us from time to time.
Ray: This elevated garden was like an oasis in the big city for me, Brian.
Ray: This effect continues to attract me every time I visit this garden, Peter.

In fact, the flower is not moving...this bending and re-arranging of the grout lines is caused by surface tension bulling the surface of the water up at the edges of the flower and the resultant curve in the water surface becomes a lens.
Great shot - and nice to have a pad in the big city smile
Ray: Thank you, Tom.

We have tenants in the condo, so cannot use it when we go to Bangkok, but we visit occasionally as we still have friends living in the complex and this allows me to enjoy the raised garden.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 23 Aug 2019, 21:30
a very fine, elegant place with so much green! But Bangkok might be too busy and crowdy for you and your family.
Ray: Bangkok feels like a strange, alien universe to us now that we have adjusted to up-country living, Philine, but I have retained many fine memories from my 15 years of living in that wonderful city and this private garden is part of many memories.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 23 Aug 2019, 22:33
I am not sure what you and Ayush are about, but as far as I can see, the light flower disturbs (not breaking it) the surface tension; which in turn diffracts the light. Great picture.
Ray: I am a bit hazy with the physics I studied in school 60 years ago, Louis...perhaps there are Water Sprites dancing along the petals and their special dust is painting patterns on the surface of the water...whatever it is, I like the photo-opportunity that results. smile
  • Bonnie
  • United States
  • 24 Aug 2019, 01:05
GREAT treatment!
Ray: The treatment is all done by Nature, Bonnie...impressive, isn't She!
Brilliant, Ray!
Ray: This effect is all natural, KK...Mature is an impressive artist!

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