Streetlife

I have posted some photographs of street life in Thailand here. They were mainly shot in Bangkok.

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British barber shops rarely have a traditional red-and-white striped pole outside, harking back to the days of barber surgeons. This Thai barber’s has red, white, blue and gold stripes. Less than £2 for a haircut is good value.

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Dogs are often dressed in t-shirts in cold weather. My daughter has a photograph of a small dog wearing a short, trousers and four bootees.

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Sex sells, I suppose.

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So if you want to add wooden letters or numbers to your door, you go to the wood carving street. Looks rather complicated, doesn’t it?

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This corner shop is one of the few places you can watch monks’ begging bowls being made. They are on sale to the general public. I wonder if I bought one and took it back to UK whether I’d have much luck “chugging” (charity mugging) with it outside Waitrose.

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The old houses in Chinatown are picturesque. The gutters are filled with overgrown vegetation.

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Chinese temple by the roadside was one of the first schools in Bangkok. You can see the workmen fixing up some lighting. I like the dragon-on-a-stick motif.

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