A Photographic Journey through Bangkok

Bangkok street photography: city, people, faith, food, night life and fun photos with a story.

Black and Red

Bangkok at night reminds me of the “Sin City” neo-noir movie without the violence: the suspended highways right through the city, the sound of sirens, the strange-looking skyscrapers with a hint of gothic, the shanty places, the red light neon signs and the ladies of the night, the stray dogs and stray people in dark alleys.

Yellow and Orange

Once Bangkok awakes, the motorbikes, the cars, the buses, the tuk-tuks and the street vendors take over the streets. Early in the morning people line up the streets around the golden shiny temples to be blessed by orange cladded monks and to make offerings before going to work.

The colours yellow and orange have greater significance for Thailand. Yellow represents Buddhism and is considered the royal color, the color of Monday which is the King’s birthday. Many people are wearing yellow t-shirts with the royal insignia embroidered as a sign of support for their beloved King.

Today, December the 5th, Thailand celebrates the 87th birthday of King Bhumibol Adulyadej or Rama IX.

Streets of Bangkok

A different look at Bangkok besides the main stream photography.

Streets of Bangkok

Streets of Bangkok

People of Bangkok

At work, at play, at home.

People of Bangkok

People of Bangkok

Incense, Offerings and Prayers

There is a small shrine in every corner.

Clairvoyant

Clairvoyant

Thai Food

Especially street food, there is a lot to taste and a real culinary adventure.

Thai Food

Thai Food

Ladies of the Night

The true meaning of Sin City in risky images.

Candy Land Bangkok

Candy Land Bangkok

Funny Things

Let’s smile!

Bangkok Funny

Bangkok Funny

5 Comments on “A Photographic Journey through Bangkok

  1. Hi Ovi
    Your photos are so beautiful! I like them and I am sharing them to Facebook!!!
    Thank you for the nice photos.
    Kanni

  2. One of the blog’s readers pointed out that the monk from the above photo is not a real monk. These are people who are wearing same colour clothes as a monk, asking for donations or reading horoscopes. Thanks Was for correction!

    • Thanks, I am still sorting through all my photos. Adobe Photoshop Lightroom is an excellent tool to bulk processing and sorting images, but I am missing the big screen size of a desktop. Plus being emotionally attached to the photos I took, makes the entire sorting process quite tedious.

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