View of the Bangkok city skyline

Bangkok is the capital, largest urban area and primary city of Thailand. Known in Thai as Krung Thep Mahanakhon meaning “City of the Deity”) for short, it was a small trading post at the mouth of the Chao Phraya River during the Ayutthaya Kingdom. It came to the forefront of Siam when it was given the status as the capital city in 1768 after the burning of Ayutthaya. However, the current Rattanakosin Kingdom did not begin until 1782 when the capital was moved across the river by Rama I after the death of King Taksin.

The Rattanakosin capital is now more formally called “Phra Nakhon”, pertaining to the ancient boundaries in the metropolis’ core and the name Bangkok now incorporates the urban build-up since the 18th century which has its own public administration and governor.

Since its inception as the capital of Siam, it was at the center of European Colonial plans, but due to its strategic location in Indochina, it acted as a buffer-zone and brokered power between the European forces. Through this, it gained notoriety in the world as an independent, dynamic, and influential city. And in the span of over two hundred years, Bangkok has grown to become the political, social and economic center of Thailand, Indochina and one of Southeast Asia. Live View from Bangkok and Thailand Webcam

Poor Webcam Images ? Four Tips to Improve it !

Many people complain that when they are talking on skype, freewebcamcall or instant messenger MSN and using their webcams, they find that the video images are very poor. Though pay a little more money you can get a webcam with good images on, the cheapest one is also possible to have rich images and to improve your webcam images it just needs some adjustments.

Improve your webcam images method one: Light source

Though fluorescent lights can save energy, it also would make your camera’s video images look dull and faded. So it is a good idea to use the realistic light like traditional light bulbs to light on the subject’s face. Besides, the location of the light source should be considered; move the light source to an appropriate place if it can. Make a test on

Improve your webcam images method two: Good background

This factor is often overlooked by many people, but the color and images of the objects behind you also may make your images dull. Lightly or darkly solid color backgrounds are recommended; avoid putting any objects that would cause reflections to the subject or the computer screen.

Improve your webcam images method three: Adjust the focus ring

If your webcam image is not sharp, check if it has a focus ring. A blurry webcam image can sometimes simply mean the webcam is not in focus. Place the subject in frame, in the position they will be when the video is being taken, and adjust the focus ring on the camera lens until the image is sharp and clear.

Improve your webcam images method four: Adjust the monitor

If your monitor is too bright, your eyeglasses may get reflections from the screen, or the screen may paint your face so the webcam video images will looked dull and faded. Adjust the brightness of your monitor to the point that it does not cast any colors or reflections on you. You can test your webcam on

See Bristol Zoo’s Gorillas On Live Webcam

We have teamed up with Bristol Zoo to give you a chance to watch their amazing gorillas – at the click of a mouse. The zoo has cameras – one out on Gorilla Island and one inside the gorilla house – which are streaming live views of the family of six gorillas: Jock, the 220kg adult male, Salome and Romina, the two adult females, four-year-olds Kera and Namoki, and little Komale, who is two.

The outdoor camera, located high on the side of the gorilla house, overlooks Gorilla Island and has a 180-degree view, covering almost the whole island. The second camera is located inside the Gorilla House, where you can watch the gorillas resting, eating or playing together.

The best times to tune in to the webcam are when the gorillas are eating their breakfast at about 9am and at the 12.30pm gorilla talk and feeding time – when the weather is fine.

John Partridge, Bristol Zoo’s senior curator of animals, said: “We’re very excited about this new project. The gorilla webcam is a first for us and we are thrilled to be able to offer this extra treat to the public.” He added: “It’s great for the public to be able to watch these fascinating animals on the webcam anytime during the day as they are so fantastic to watch. “But you really can’t beat seeing the gorillas up close in their full glory. We hope the webcam will encourage people to come along to the zoo to meet our gorilla family and to find out more about them and the threats facing their relatives in the wild.”

To go to the Bristol Zoo’s Gorillas web cams Click Here.

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Webcams monitor campus around the world

Webcams have become a staple of this generation. Chatting with friends and family was only the beginning until webcams became a more functional piece of technology in the public spectrum.

With the webcams in place, anyone with access to the Internet could see live webcam from campus.