Artists Invade Bangkok’s Swankiest Hotel (Video)

BANGKOK — With sketchpads in hand, a group of artists overran a landmark hotel Sunday to make a record of its distinctive style before it is destroyed.

The interior and exterior of the Dusit Thani Hotel, an icon of the swinging ‘70s, was sketched, drawn, inked and painted by a group called Bangkok Sketchers.

After five decades, the hotel will be demolished in 2018.

Some of the artists were young enough to not know a Silom Road without the hotel, while others were part of its heyday and reminisced on its meaning to them and the city.

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