Friday, August 07, 2009

SWF - 7 August 2009


backtowards lao

I took the train to Bangkok. There is now a rail link between Thanaleng, Laos and Nongkhai, Thailand. This is a view back towards the Lao side.

cell phone reception

These guys were hanging out on the bridge. Not sure if they just like seeing the train go by or whether the cell phone reception is that much better.

I spent the next few days in Bangkok - dental work and sleeping. Finally felt some energy and walked around old neighborhoods I haven't visited in a long time.

monks in boat

River express taxi on the Chao Phraya River

Chao Phraya river front

Houses on stilts along the waterfront.

royal palace

An unusual view of the Sanam Luang, the Royal Park. I remember a grassy field from 20 years ago, but with various gatherings and demonstrations, they have now paved it over.Although there were some banners in favor of one side of the current rounds of problems, there were no demonstrators so the park has become a parking lot.

With the skies looking so threatening, it wasn't long before the sky poured down on us.


View from the pedestrian overpass by the MBK shopping center, looking across at the Sky Train station. I was happy I got up the stairs before the rain started coming down.

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


texasnascarcowgirl said...

I love to see pictures from around the world and yours are great. The palace park picture is very good.

mj said...

Glad to have found your post. The views along the river are very nice, the first photo and the river reflecting the clouds in particular. I have wanted to visit that part of the world for sometime now. Hopefully it will happen one day. Thanks for sharing.

Julie said...

You have an interesting story to tell, not just of the sky but of the work you do and the people you live with and the life you lead.

I will come back in a few days to read more ... even if it is old posts ...

April said...

Beautiful and interesting scenery!

ana said...

Really miss Thailand/ Asia..... sitting here in Norway dreaming back to my trips to Asia. Ends often up shopping in MBK, it's so fun, and the taxiboat on the river is great. Would love to visit Lao next time. Great blog you have:)

Bangkok Hotels, Thailand said...

I will plan my next trip on Phuket. My destination is the beach. I knew that beaches in Phuket is very beautiful during Nov till March. If i go there, i will share my traveling picture and blog as well. I like your story so much....

Bangkok Hotels, Thailand said...

Thank you so much for sharing your story. It's very interesting. I do hope to read your next story.