Thursday, May 28, 2009
Palace View they have just opened, which fronts onto the popular Royal Garden spread out at the foot of the Chan Chhaya Pavilion and the Royal Palace behind that. Great views from the room and the private terrace up above though its a popular area at all times of the day and the room is more what I would call intimate than spacious. The FCC already has nine rooms at their original location and another 16 rooms at The Quay, with plans to turn the run-down colonial building known as The Mansion into another hotel outlet. I also stopped off at Sorya Market for a whizz up to the top of the building and a look at the views from the balcony over the under-renovation Central Market and across the rooftops of the city. It's now just started raining cats and dogs and fingers crossed it'll clear up before tonight's double-bill screening at Meta House of the documentaries, The Tenth Dancer and Samsara. They are certainly two films that deserve a big audience but you can never really judge how many people will turn up until it starts. Get along if you can, it begins at 7pm.
The frontage of Palace View, on the 1st floor. A coffee shop is opening on the ground floor, next to Pacharan