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Watch Your Step

Watch Your Step

This is the last music slideshow about commuting in Bangkok and the second last of Thailand trip series. I already have done on the Express Way, a tuk tuk, walking around the neighbour and a boat service along Chao Phraya River.

One day, for the first time in the trip, while Stilgherrian and I were walking on Sukhumvit Road, I realised that the camera bag were left in the hotel and did not bother to fetch it. That meant there would be no decent tool for the day. On the other hand, I still had the camera phone with me and made the most of the limitation.


Watch Your Step from ApostrophePong on Vimeo.

I believe every big city in the world has uneven and cracked footpath. Urban environment is a like any other living thing that changes all the time. A street that has perfect footpaths could be read that it is brand new or no one lives there. I am interested in the traces of human behaviours left on the surfaces of the pathways they walk on everyday.

This Watch Your Step music slideshow features music Step by Stylish Nonsense.

Watch Your Step

Watch Your Step

Watch Your Step

Watch Your Step

 

The Miscellaneous Memories of Bangkok

There are something intriguing enough in these images of Bangkok that I have to share them but could not fit somewhere in a particular theme. Therefore I pile them up here. It is quite surreal looking at some of them. Enjoy!

Numbers for Sale
Number for Sale – a mobile reseller in MBK Centre
Trashy Deck – view of the footpath from SkyTrain Nana Station
Trashy Deck – view of the footpath from SkyTrain Nana Station
Safety Connection – open street lamp post around Central Ladprao Plaza
Safety Connection – open street lamp post around Central Ladprao Plaza
River Garbo – collecting rubbish in Chao Phraya River
River Garbo – collecting rubbish in Chao Phraya River
The Queen and I – stuck on a bus on Rama I Road
The Queen and I – stuck on a bus on Rama I Road
Space Dock – car park entrance in Chinatown, Yaowaraj
Space Dock – car park entrance in Chinatown, Yaowaraj
Old Junks and Loyalty – a mechanic and his shop in Phra Nakorn
Old Junks and Loyalty – a mechanic and his shop in Phra Nakorn
Gate Keepers – a stray dog on an empty land at Chong Nonsi
Gate Keepers – a stray dog on an empty land at Chong Nonsi
Light Stalker – a pigeon on a Chinese lamp in Phra Nakorn
Light Stalker – a pigeon on a Chinese lamp in Phra Nakorn
Off Duty – micro community of motorcycle taxis at Chong Nonsi
Off Duty – micro community of motorcycle taxis at Chong Nonsi
Reams – a worker in a paper factory in Phra Nakorn
Reams – a worker in a paper factory in Phra Nakorn
Picnic Hotel – the entrance of a drive-in motel in Soi Rang Nam
Picnic Hotel – the entrance of a drive-in motel in Soi Rang Nam
Shades – taking a nap while waiting for a customer in Phra Nakorn
Shades – taking a nap while waiting for a customer in Phra Nakorn
After the Party – shrunken decorations in Soi Rang Nam
After the Party – shrunken decorations in Soi Rang Nam
Industrial Revolution – alone in a car park at Phran Nok
Industrial Revolution – alone in a car park at Phran Nok
Real Stretch – merchandising in Patpong
Real Stretch – merchandising in Patpong
Heads – street beauty salon on Khao Sarn Road
Heads – street beauty salon on Khao Sarn Road
Jackfruit Pyramid – with a helmet on top on Silom Road
Jackfruit Pyramid – with a helmet on top on Silom Road
Rusty Guard – Thai-style decorated gate in Soi Phipat
Rusty Guard – Thai-style decorated gate in Soi Phipat

Clashing Views on Skytrain

Silom View # 4498

Silom View # 4499

Bangkok’s SkyTrain or BTS has provided remarkable perspectives of the city to the commuters. My original plan was to explore the urban landscape from its stations in music slideshow presentation like when I travelled on the Express Way, a tuk tuk, foot and a boat. However, since many pictures I took from BTS stations were included in some posts on urban landscape, I decided to make it simple.

These two shots were taken 22 seconds apart at Sala Daeng Station on Silom Road, the very heart of business district. It was easy to find contrasts in a big city, no exception Bangkok.