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Sorry, I just want to add a picture from the side with the Thai registration number.

Most Beechcrafts Super 18 of this type have two wheels in front and a tail wheel.

This one has a nose wheel that is taken 'in' towards the front.

Somebody, please...

Limbo :)

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That the Beechcraft Trigear super 18 was known in Sweden might become clear of the following advertissement.

"Daddy, please come home for lunch"

The "Waesteraos" plane, though used by the same CIA Continental, was probably not the same as the one here in Chiang Rai.

It was originally bought from JAL, which used it for pilot training. Sorry !!!!!

Both planes were bought by Bo at the same time each for the price of 300.000 Svenska Kronor.

Limbo :)

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This is a very hard one Limbo, i guess it must be close to the airport, or even the old airport.

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Captain Thorvaldsen, he was a policeman and his relative was the famous Danish sculptor Bertel Thorvaldsen. Not sure where the portrait is though.

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A little help: He was one of the very first foreigners that played an important role

in Chiang Rai. His main task might have been to prevent Chiang Rai from becoming

a state under the influence of the Shan king by preserving its status as vassal state

of the Great King Rama V.

One of his close family members is by many considered to be one of the greatest sculptors

through history of Danmark and has a museum in Kopenhagen named after him.

Limbo :)

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Captain Thorwaldsen wasn't the only Dane policing here in the north at the beginning of last century.

Chiang Mai had Captain Jensen and Captain Trolle in charge of public order.

After defending Lampang succesfully together with his second in command Louis Leonowens (yes, Anna's son)

and his fellow Dane Halfdan Trolle, Markward Jensen chased a group of Shan back to the north but didn't come

further than Payao where three bullets effectively terminated his earthly sejour.

His body is buried in the Chiang Mai Foreign Cemetery, but just a couple of kilometers south of Payao

on the verge of the 'superhighway' (coming from the north at your left) a little monument is erected to

memorize his bravery. Does any body have a picture of this little monument?

Limbo :D

PS: A pic of his obelisk in Chiang Mai.

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It is indeed a nice little memorial monument.

Surprised to see that the young Danish adventurer who chose a career as mercenary

in the service of the Great King Rama V was only 24 when he was halted and sent to

the eternal hunting fields.

Limbo :)

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It is indeed a nice little memorial monument.

Surprised to see that the young Danish adventurer who chose a career as mercenary

in the service of the Great King Rama V was only 24 when he was halted and sent to

the eternal hunting fields.

Limbo :)

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Yes indeed the story is fascinating. I put some info about this on GT Rider here Captain Hans Jensen.

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Yes indeed the story is fascinating. I put some info about this on GT Rider here Captain Hans Jensen.

Thanks David, a great link to an excellent forum for those who like to travel by motorbike and want to 'see'

something at the same time as well.

Here in Chiang Rai Canadian Dr. Briggs seems to have played a very important, if not decisive role, during the rise

of the Shan. The same Dr. Briggs that built the town hall, the prison, the hospital, the First Church, the first 'CWK'

school and the Overbrook Hospital. Oh yes, don't let us forget that he also developed the Chiang Rai street pattern.

He represented the Great King Rama V in the area north of Payao and has certainly been instrumental in incorporating

this northern vassal sate in the Siamese nation, as would happen not long after with the Kingdom of Nan when its last

king died. The role of Captain Thorwaldsen (later Lt.Col.) is not clair. He was 25 in 1900, about the same age as Jensen.

After having fenced of the Shan invaders, the local Shan were seen as unreliable and had to move out of town.

They were allowed to relocate themselves far away from the city, yes, as far as Pa Korn, which now is considered to

be close to the center (Pa Korn Market at the Pahonyothin not far from the Sperm Pub, where the new big plaza is being built).

The little wooden temple with 'Burmese' style decorations is still there, hidden in the middle of the old Shan village.

The monks wear brown-red robes.

See also the thread:

http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/farangs-Chia...p;hl=foreigners

Another site presents such a massive reflection on Lanna history that one automatically expects Joel Barlow to be its author:

http://chiangrailanna.com/Eng%20Web/From_D...n_Times_Eng.htm

Limbo :)

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Quote: "Oh yes, don't let us forget that he also developed the Chiang Rai street pattern."

Limbo must be speaking about the few blocks surrounding the clock tower. Other than that, the only noticeable "pattern" to the streets is the lack of any pattern. I get so tickled at myself sometimes when I follow a street and, all too soon, end up right back where I started.

But hey, maybe it was done intentionally to throw off invading forces. I can see how a patrol column could set out in search of the enemy and soon come upon the rear guard of another column. Quite the battle could ensue before the forces realized that the rear of the patrol was being attacked by the front of the same patrol. It is all about attrition, isn't it?

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So where can you find this place?

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Here are some novices in evening pray.

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And this is the fantastic view from this place!

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Have you been there ?

:D:);)

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Hi!

I really dont know-cant find it-but here are the list of temples in Thailand-have fun....

http://www.chimburi.com/

Thanks for posting this one Brian. A fantastic collection.

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So where can you find this place?

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Here are some novices in evening pray.

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And this is the fantastic view from this place!

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Have you been there ?

:D:);)

Could it be the Crow Temple in Thoedt Thai (Hin Taek)?

Really superb pictures! Your development as a photographer

since the 'Chiangrai through Foreign Eyes' exhibition

is amazing. Time for a sequel?

When you are ready for it, give me a call.

There are more thaivisa members (present and former) that

have shown interest.

Limbo :yohan:

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As long as nobody comes up with a bigger one this will remain the biggest.

It's in a great area for walking or mountainbiking, about 10 kms out of town.

Limbo :yohan:

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It is indeed a nice little memorial monument.

Surprised to see that the young Danish adventurer who chose a career as mercenary

in the service of the Great King Rama V was only 24 when he was halted and sent to

the eternal hunting fields.

Limbo :)

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Yes indeed the story is fascinating. I put some info about this on GT Rider here Captain Hans Jensen.

I was lokking at your link to this-and it looks like they have moved the storie.

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It is indeed a nice little memorial monument.

Surprised to see that the young Danish adventurer who chose a career as mercenary

in the service of the Great King Rama V was only 24 when he was halted and sent to

the eternal hunting fields.

Limbo :)

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Yes indeed the story is fascinating. I put some info about this on GT Rider here Captain Hans Jensen.

I was lokking at your link to this-and it looks like they have moved the storie.

Found this one:

http://www.thailandshistoria.se/artiklar/17/11/bangkok-brrama-i-rama-vii/kung-chulalongkorn/upproren-omkring-1900-talets-borjan

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