Around Bangkok

Bangkok is a bustling modern city.  Actually, bustling is an understatement.  The level of activity in Bangkok borders on madness.  There are also much older and quieter areas that are simply beautiful.  We didn’t have to walk far from out hotel to find plenty of both!

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The Skytrain in Bangkok connects many of the business areas together. A fast and inexpensive way to get around.
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Nana Station. The local Skytrain station at night. Sukhumvit Road at the bottom. Take the stairs up one level and buy your ticket. The trains run on the upper level.
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Work goes on day and night.

The old part of Bangkok is just a few steps away.  Many large houses sit in walled properties with elaborate entrance gates on the side streets.  Some of the entrance gates look ancient, and some just look worn out.  I could see the entrance below from our balcony so I grabbed my camera and went to take a look.  The original gate had been replaced years ago and the current one wasn’t much to look at.  Many of them have a separate entrance that callers use.  That turned out to be my “shot”!  It was so old looking I decided to process the image to enhance the oldness.

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Entrance door to a walled property on Sukhumvit Soi 7. The fancy gold coloured script is how you write the number 8 in Thai.

I spotted another walled property further down the street.  This wall had gap in it.  I spotted this collection of discarded pots through one gap and thought it made a perfect composition!

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Unused clay pots in a garden in Bangkok.

 

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I retired after a 30-year career with an engineering consulting firm in Toronto and recently moved to Thailand to marry my fiancee of 10 years and settle down to an exciting new life. I'm an amateur radio operator (VE3HLS in Canada) and hope to become on here eventually. I'm also an amateur photographer and hope to be very busy photographing and showing you my beautiful surroundings. My blog will contain entries on all three subjects, so I hope you don't mind picking through the boring stuff to get to what interests you. Oh. About bueng-ken.com. We live in Bueng Kan province, which is about as far as you can get from Bangkok as you travel northeast. I just thought it would be clever to combine my name with the province's name!

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