Monday, January 19, 2009

Treasure




I was out looking for my Pay It Forward goodies yesterday. I couldn't find what I was looking for but I did stumble upon this amazing sight in Siam Paragon.


It was a huge scene made entirely from balloons. See the wreck of a pirate ship, octopus, fish and my favourite touch of all ... the bubbles?


In the middle was an activity. Something - an object - was buried in the sand for children to excavate.


























19 comments:

liz fenwick said...

Amazing - I'll never look at balloons the same way :-)
lx

Ange said...

wow... paragon have outdone themselves this time!

BEAST said...

I'm not phased by the over the top use of balloons, or the fish being as big as the ship, or even the blue seahorses.

But an Octopus with six tentacles! Now that's just crazy.

The FrogBlogger said...

The Thais are so creative... fruit carvings, flower displays, when they put their minds to it they come up with some amazing stuff.

PS... meme questions are imminent!!

Michelle said...

What an amazing display!

Leatherdykeuk said...

Fabulous sculpture!

Lane said...

Wow, incredible! You must never know what you're going to see when you go shopping:-)

CC Devine said...

how cool is that?!

CC Devine said...

how cool is that?!

JJ said...

Liz, there were SOOOO many. So much time must have gone into it.

Ange, haven't they? It's fab.

Beast, Oh. dear. Sorry about that. I hadn't counted them....

Frogblogger, they are incredibly creative.

Michelle, impressive eh?

Leatherdyke, isn't it?

CC, I can't think of the man hours that must have gone into it.

Leigh said...

That's just great!
Though I first I thought it was a giant Hama bead model. You can tell what stage of child-rearing I'm at, can't you? !!

Debs said...

How creative. I wonder how many hours that took someone to do.

Yvonne said...

Wow that's really beautiful. Well shot JJ.

Suzanne said...

That's amazing. Having once tried to make a balloon dog, I'm very impressed.

marmiteandtea said...

That is incredible, so cool!

HelenMHunt said...

That's brilliant. We don't get that in The Grosvenor Centre :)

Anonymous said...

You won't believe how unbelieveably jealous (and homesick for Bangkok) your photos of Siam Paragon (including the christmas range) make me feel. The people who design the "malls" here really should go to BKK for a week.
Similarly having spend a morning at Artemis Indias "Most Advanced Hostital" (and by Indian standards belive me its pretty good) having my Annual Medical makes me realise just how "nice" Bumrungrad is!!!!!
Anyway must be time for me to book a trip over!!!
Susan xx

JJ said...

Leigh, Hamar beads? If you'd had to make that out of those we beads, you'd be ready to jump off the fifth floor of the mall into the display area wouldn't you?

Debs, it's lovely isn't it?

Yvonne, thank you.

Suzanne, welcome. I had to blow up those weenie balloons once and they're really hard! It puts paid to fun...

M&T, I love it. I love chancing upon something like this.

Helen, but it's not for want of creative people is it? I think it just comes down to money... not enough of it.

Susan, sweetie, sorry to make you homesick with my photos. But you were in Oz for Xmas, no? When are you coming next?

wordtryst said...

My goodness, that is fantastic! I've never seen balloon art taken this far!