Friday, June 19, 2009

SKY 19 June 09

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I've been traveling a lot. I broke a tooth and have had to have all sorts of dental work, requiring voyages to Bangkok. This was the scene on Tuesday 9 June at the Nongkhai Station.

Thunderclouds south of Nong Khai

The train had to pass through that weather later in the night.

It rained a lot while I was in Bangkok - these violent kinds of thunderstorms that can turn a street into a river in the period of five minutes, before the rain stops and the street drain and a half hour later, it looks like nothing had happened.

Last Saturday, I took a long walk around Bangkok and followed one of the canals. I hadn't walked here before - there are sidewalks on both sides of the canal, which run behind people's houses. It's surprisingly small town along the path.

canal in bkk

On Sunday, I arrived in Nongkhai in the early morning and took a long walk around town. The city reinforced the bank of the river to prevent flooding and erosion. And the broad sidewalk is a nice place to walk.

clouds over river

I took the following picture at the Waterslide Park in Vientiane. Yes, they have one - but it's out of the price range of most of the Lao and it does not attract expats or tourists. The slides are interesting for taking pictures. This one I photoshopped; it's kinda funny:

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Back to reality - a view of Phonsavanh on Wednesday afternoon, after arriving by plane and having a few meetings, we went off for a beer and a view:

storm over XK 17 june 09

This is my contribution to Skywatch Friday, whose members post pictures of the skies around the world.

6 comments:

Bacolod and Beyond said...

wowwwww!!! your post is so nice. I love all the photos.

Debbie @Like a Rose said...

Great shots - love the lines! Hope the tooth is all taken care of.

Island Rambles Blog said...

the sky is lovely in all the photos, especially the one with the puffy cloud....happy skywatching and have a good weekend...cheers. Your blog is really really nice, keep up the good work.

Gennasus said...

Loved that first stormy cloud.

Babooshka said...

I love the light in these so crystal clear and the clouds so soft and fluffy.

J Bar said...

Great shots.
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