Demolishing Old House

  1. Bangkok Connection
  2. Thai Election Kicks Off
  3. Mochit 2
  4. Bangkok Express
  5. Rayong Birds
  6. Talad Thep Chinda
  7. 9 Days in the Kingdom
  8. FAT Festival
  9. FAT Concert
  10. Sticky Tuk Tuk
  11. Birthday Merit
  12. Feed the Fish
  13. Moonlight with DH
  14. Patpong for the King
  15. Paul’s Birthday
  16. Step – Stylish Nonsense
  17. Trading Buddhas
  18. Grand Palace
  19. The Unstoppable Samak
  20. Likay Portraits
  21. Vanishing Marshland
  22. Talk to the Other Side
  23. Bangkok Daybreak
  24. Residencies of Gods
  25. 10 Years Tom Yum Goong Disease
  26. Demolishing Old House
  27. Constructing Bangkok
  28. Not Far from Home
  29. The Lost Three Gems in the City of Gods
  30. Mochit 2 Revisit
  31. Mobility of Faith
  32. Home Song Satellite
  33. Lost in Transportation
  34. Go with the Flow
  35. Error Ferris Wheel
  36. Thailand Random Symmetry
  37. Day and Night at Siam Square
  38. Trap Doors

Following the last photo essay about on-hold construction sites due to the economic meltdown a decade ago, this essay is looking at a fading memory of an aged place.

Entering the Demolition

Entrance

There was an old house on Petchburi Road I always admired. It was one of the best examples of colonial architecture in the heart of Bangkok. In my memory, it was a backdrop in some films and commercials representing the era. It was an evidence to show how modernised the kingdom was.

However, the city is moving on and the area is being transformed. Unfortunately, a new development does not spare a room for this old mansion and it has to go. There are some buildings that have been compromised the city growth, such as the old Russian Embassy and Thai-Chinese Chamber of Commerce on South Sathorn Road but not this one.

I always wanted to have a look beyond the closed gate. Sadly, when the gate was open, there was almost nothing left to see except the structure of memory that would not last long.

The Windows of Development
The Windows of Development
The Gate
The Gate
View from Skytrain
View from Skytrain
The Door
The Door
The Fence
The Fence
Debris
Debris
The Wall
The Wall
The Neighbours
The Neighbours
Demolition Man s Cloths
Demolition Man s Cloths
Remaining Structure
Remaining Structure