Tag Archives: construction

Building Mardi Gras

The original plan for this shooting was to capture the moment when took the main floats apart and transport them to the location just the day before the Mardi Gras Parade. However, they found the way to do that without dismantling the float so they were just finishing them up. But I was not a waste of time, I found that the construction is interesting enough by itself. Moreover, that day a breakfast show from a television network came in to cross promo the event. It gave me another story in the morning.

I believe I have covered around the aspects of this year Mardi Gras Parade: from this construction to the cleaning up. There are more angles to report, I am certain. But for now, this is what I am quite satisfied with them.

Constructing Bangkok

When Thailand has recovered from economic and political crisis, Bangkok is woken up by excavators and cranes again. Some sites are revived from the meltdown ten years ago. But some places such as, green areas and unregistered heritages are flattened down for the sake of city growth. It is simply a fact of life.

Work Pile
Work Pile

Green Protection
Green Protection

To Suvarnabhumi
To Suvarnabhumi

Teamwork
Teamwork

Two Cranes
Two Cranes

Bangkok Art Museum
Bangkok Art Museum

Demolition
Demolition

Building the Future
Building the Future

Skytrain and the City
Skytrain and the City

Khao Sarn Road Attraction
Khao Sarn Road Attraction

Demolishing Old House

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