Back in October last year, I spent ten days in Bangkok, a trip that reignited my enthusiasm for photography. Thanks to the nice people at WordPress, my Bangkok: ten days, one lens post was featured on Freshly Pressed over the Christmas holiday, and I was overwhelmed by the response. A big thank you to everyone who commented on or liked the post, and a warm welcome to everyone who has started following the blog. It means a lot to me to know that there are people out there who like my pictures, and I hope that you’ll enjoy my posts from Vietnam too.
The response to the Bangkok post prompted me to look again at my pictures from that trip. Here’s a selection of shots that didn’t make it last time, not because I don’t like them, but because I don’t think that anyone wants to look at more than about twelve or fifteen pictures at a time (I assume, probably unfairly, that everyone else’s attention span is as short as mine). As before, these are all uncropped shots, taken with a 50mm lens.
I love taking pictures in markets, big or small, indoors or out.
The rush hour in Bangkok seems to last all day. A taxi ride is safer, cooler and more fragrant, but there’s something childishly thrilling about travelling by tuk-tuk.
Buddhas aren’t only found in the wats…
… although they are found there too.
They call him Amulet Man.
Fertility amulets are available in all shapes and sizes.
This monk was sitting in the back of a small truck, sprinkling water on passers by. He was accompanied in the truck by a life size gold statue of himself.
Bangkok’s wats are crammed full of buildings and statues, not to mention people. Rather than taking in the whole scene, I tried to focus on some of the details.