Bangkok Street Art
After leaving Bali I met up with Alisha who had spent a month in China, working in a Chinese Hospital doing acupuncture study with doctors. We had originally planned to meet in Bangkok for a short weekend and to get our visas for Myanmar (Burma) for our planned 10 day excursion. The Myanmar government wasn’t issuing visas due to the ‘elections’ they were having (in case there where uprisings) and In a very 1984 manner we were told they weren’t denying us visas but only granting them for certain dates. Since these dates didnt work for us at all this put a considerable kink in our plans since I was very keen on exploring Burma.
So we decided to explore Bangkok and see what sort of fun we could get into. We ended up spending a week and a half there (mostly because we were locked into having to be a few places at specific dates and I needed some dental work after a motorbike accident in Bali) We eventually grew to really enjoy the city despite initially wanting to get out. The street food is awesome, we ate at tons of riverside restaurants, and visited a number of really interesting areas. No ping-pong shows for us tho. =)
Check out some of the photos below for some of my highlights – keep in mind my tastes tend towards clean and designy and there is a disproportionate number of these photos compared to everything else… wouldn’t want you thinking Bangkok is this super designy city.
Bangkok as seen from Vertigo the overpriced, overly apologetic pretentious rooftop cocktail bar.
Bangkok as seen from Vertigo. Trying my first prolonged exposure with my new camera.
Market seen at night – occupied by alley cats
SQUIDS! I ate some of these in Ayyuthaya and really enjoyed it!
A futuristic texture I spotted as we were heading north to Ayyuthaya.
Fetishism. As spotted at the extremely insane market north of Bangkok. Gotta get em all.
Wide Angle Book Store photo.
Alisha at the Thailand Creative Design Center store (TCDC)
The TCDC resource library – truly phenomenal collcetion of design art and fashion books!
Alisha at some temple I cant locate again =)
Not the easiest bookstore in the world
Best Engrish shirt ever!
Random Cactus Macro using my old nikkor 55mm manual lens on my 7D!
Alisha at Wat Arun
“Stop Being a whore” – As found at the gates of Wat Arun – The temple of the dawn.
Wat Arun at sunrise.
Balconies on a high rise if you can beleive it.