A sudden interest in Bangkok!

I get weekly status reports from these various statistic plugins that are hidden all over this site. I don’t know why I have them installed or what they are supposed to tell me, other than random bits of information from which I am supposed to intuit 2.0 swarm behavior. But I do see interesting things like everyone seems to be looking at a lot of my work from Thailand. I don’t know why this is… but here are a few of my favorites from that region:

The Veins of Bangkok

Intricate

Bangkok Belly Flop

Tearing Through Bangkok in a Longboat

I rented a longboat for the afternoon… it was just me and my melancholy captain, tearing trough the quay and tiny canals around Bangkok together. For 3 hours, it was a great 10 dollars!

Ripping Across the Thai Sound

Escape from the Thai Snake Farm

Dress Shopping on the River

I bought a lot of stuff I may not have needed and ate a lot of fruit that would have been better off uneaten…
Dress Shopping on the River

Bangkok by Air

Here is the colorful city in the middle of the night…
Bangkok by Air

Twisted Inside the Fiber

This is a very unusual shot. You probably did not need me to tell you that.
Twisted inside the Fiber

Kung Fu Hustle

Here is an old woman I met in the back streets of Bangkok. She was with her granddaughter and they were serving soup out of their garage / kitchen / home.

Kung Fu Hustle

Abandoned Temple in Thailand

Here is another temple I found while getting lost on purpose through the steamy backroads of Bangkok.

Abandoned Temple

Chinatown in Bangkok

Every now and then I would pass an area of Chinatown which smelled, well, kinda like this…

Chinatown in Bangkok

Kids under the Bridge

Here is my longboat captain flying under a bridge in back canals of Thailand at 50 knots. After I pass, the kids go diving wantonly into our wake.

This was certainly a rip-roaring ride and not for the faint of heart. We went off the main river in Bangkok and found ourselves deep into a series of canals surrounded by collapsing metallic homes and colorful happy kids. I didn’t get a chance to ask any of them if they had an XBox Live account. This longboat only cost a few US dollars to rent for a few hours, but you can’t put a price on seeing a variety of dead mammals and mutated pachyderms floating down the river beside you.

Kids on the Bridge

Bangkok Belly Flop

I got the feeling that Buddha was watching me

As I was strolling through this steamy complex of temples, I came across this one just as some stormy clouds were moving in.  Buddha was sitting up there acting all smarmy like he knew everything in his nirvana air-conditioned glassed cave.  I didn’t want enlightenment or anything so grandiose – just a tall cool glass of lemonade would have been fine.  But no, he just sat there.

I have a feeling Buddha is watching me

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