By Graham K. Rogers
To the West of the Chao Phraya River is a hidden cache of back streets and interesting people. A different appreciation may be required: this is not the Bangkok of the tourist. The area has a beauty about it with the older buildings and those who live here.
I lived on this forgotten -- Thonburi side -- of the Chao Phraya River for over 20 years and far prefer it. I have been planning my extended look at this other Bangkok for a year or more: ever since a taxi driver took a short-cut. In April I took photographs of the early morning atmosphere. In the second part, a Mid-morning Stroll I ventured further, a little later in the day when people had started moving. In the third section, I walked as far as the canal that splits the area.
It is still hot with temperatures reported to be 36 degrees. The sun is fierce, so shadow-hopping is de rigueur.
This time, after I had walked to the canal (this is good exercise) I went over the canal bridge and wandered into unfamiliar (but no less friendly) territory, stopping where the road splits. The narrower sections after will be reserved for my next stroll.
While the watermarking reduces the overall quality of the photographs, I am aware that my pictures sometimes end up on sites without no acknowledgement. I have the originals of course. These are available if wanted. This time, I have selected 30 images from around 100 taken. Please share the links.
Graham K. Rogers
4 May 2012
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Graham K. Rogers teaches at the Faculty of Engineering, Mahidol University in Thailand. He wrote in the Bangkok Post, Database supplement on IT subjects. For the last seven years of Database he wrote a column on Apple and Macs.