Priscilla Kibbee

I love to travel all over the globe shopping for textiles to add to my wearable art. I have taught quilting to school children in Nepal, seminole patchwork to seamstresses in Thailand, and jackets and embellishment to quilters in Turkey where I also served as a judge at 2 of their International Quilt Shows. I have created garments for 5 Fairfield and Bernina Fashion Shows and teach classes on embellishment and wearable art. Lately I have been leaning more toward making art quilts.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Vimanmek Palace, Teakwood Mansion Bangkok

Vimanmek Palace is the world's largest golden teakwood mansion. It was constructed in 1897 by King Rama V upon his return from Europe which accounts for its strong European motifs and interior. . The building was originally his summer palace. It was renovated several times but generally fell into disuse until 1982 when Queen Sirikit oversaw the renovation of the mansion as a museum reflecting the Thai heritage of Rama V.

A shrine on the grounds.
Shorts aren't permitted and if you are caught wearing them you have to rent a sarong to cover your legs at least to the knees.

The palace.

You cannot wander around by yourself and must take a tour which is very interesting. Photos inside are not allowed and you must store your camera before entering.

Cannons on the grounds.

A lizard by a small stream.

A bored guard.

The porch of another museum on the grounds.

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