Well, at least this little China Town that is located in Pattaya. Since many Thais have Chinese ancestry it’s not unusual to see Chinese temples and dragons. I just happened to be in the tourist area that they call China Town and took this photo. I figured it would be a different pace from a boat. Sadly, the weather here hasn’t been conducive to photography. We are stuck between a monsoon in the south and a tropical storm in the…
I’m back with my boat fetish I clearly have. This is one of the regular fishing boats the come in during the morning to sell their catch along Jomtien Beach. They sell both at the market and direct if you are up at that unholy hour of the morning. Considering I am not an early riser on a good day I can say I have never bought directly from them and, to be honest, I can always just go down…
I shot this while down in Naklua. I haven’t done a lot of black and white work lately and this one felt right that way. The title about being on rocky ground speaks for itself. Enjoy.
This one isn’t going to win any awards but I just like the funky way this shop looked when I went past it on my bike. I stopped and snapped a picture. There aren’t a lot of antique shops here in Thailand. Most stuff like that is sold in small stalls in markets around the country or through private connections. I didn’t go in as I’m not really interested in antiques but it did look cool. Enjoy.
An old one from when I was last in America. Not sure how busy Fort Myers Beach is these days but it was busy then. This was taken obviously at sunset. The sailboat in the distance just happened to be there so it worked out. Enjoy.
With borders still closed it’s doubtful I’ll get to visit Cambodia this year. Good thing there is lots to explore in Thailand. Still, always had a good time in Cambo as we call it here. I shot this at a little temple off the River Walk, same the doorway from last week. Enjoy.
Honestly, I don’t remember which temple this was. It was right off the River Walk and just before 172 St. walking towards that street in Phnom Penh is about all I can tell you. I just liked the door. Looks cool. You think you are going to get some enlightenment dropped on you instead of a bunch of monks reciting the Dharma. Sadly, it was closed on the day I visited. Enjoy.
This is a small canal running through a fishing village in Naklua, Thailand. This is the real Thailand off the tourist trail that most never see. There is nothing wrong with this area, in fact, it’s pretty standard for a middle-class Thai community. Just, that there isn’t a lot of infrastructure investments in these areas because it doesn’t bring in tourist revenue. Enjoy.
I am clearly into small fishing boats based on all the photos I have taken recently. These boats were part of the fleet at Wongamat Beach. There were a ton onshore and I guess these came in late and needed to be moored offshore or the owners like a good swim in the morning. It’s a mystery that I have no interest in solving. I clearly just subconsciously love boats only, not the fishing. Enjoy.
I have come to the determination I’m fascinated by boats because I have a crapload of photos of them. This is a small crab or shrimping boat I am guessing by the traps near it that was sitting in the muck at low tide in Naklua, Thailand. There is a small fishing village that was behind me that I would have loved to wander through but it’s people’s private lives and the last thing they want is some guy wandering…