Where in the world is this?
This is the Victory Monument in the Ratchathewi district of Bangkok in Thailand. It is a grand monument that commemorates the victory of the Thais in their war against the French colonizers. It was erected in June 1941 with Corrado Feroci as the sculptor. The monument has the obelisk like the Washington Monument which is in the central part and is shaped like five bayonets held together. There are also five statues around the base of the obelisk. This photo was captured in this busy part of Bangkok when the sun was slowly setting on the horizon. The Victory Monument also serves as one of the transportation centers in Bangkok. Buses, vans, and the BTS can be found around the area.
"I don't mind being a symbol but I don't want to become a monument. There are monuments all over the Parliament Buildings and I've seen what the pigeons do to them." -Tommy Douglas
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