Wednesday, April 05, 2006
Random pics (Llama)
So I'm putting my new camera phone to use... here's a couple of pics of everyday life in my part of Bangkok. This is a shot of the sidewalk very close to my office. To get to where I work you go down to where that orange sign is and turn right.
This is a busy sidewalk market. You can buy anything here, from shirts to snacks to lottery tickets to toys. Everything to the right there is erected afresh every day at about 10:00, and torn down by 3:00. By 5:00 it has transformed into a food market. By midnight it is again an empty lot.
You can see that the vendors spill over onto the sidewalk itself; during lunch hour, it takes about 2 minutes to navigate the 1/2 block through the crowd.
Here's another shot of the same area, this time with my farang boss waving to the camera. That's Ross. I always think he looks like the great white hunter with that mustache of his.
Finally here is a shot of a local western hangout, called "Gullivers." It's a bit of a strange place. The food here is more expensive than a typical Thai establishment, but it's much less expensive than your typical place looking to attract farang tourists. The food and atmosphere is comparable to Chilli's or some other B&G like that, but there are 8 pool tables contained within. There are always plenty of farang men and Thai women hanging around looking to hook up with each other.
Hopefully this will be the start of a series of picture entries... as I see things worth sharing I'll post them here.