My last day in Bangkok and I was ready to hit the road. Five nights is at least one night too many in the capital, and I wanted to put some space between me and the the chaos. Before leaving I had to pick up my passport and visa from the Myanmar embassy no earlier than 3:30 pm. I took a few shots in the morning and then returned to the River Side Guesthouse to write a blog post or two. Sitting with a coffee in the rooftop restaurant, I bumped into Troy, an Aussie from the east coast. We decided to go out for a final stroll around Chinatown and a grab bite to eat. A nice way to fill up the day.
Wat Traimit, home of the Golden Buddha.
Another tuk tuk shot that i am not totally happy with, but at least i got a ‘thumbs up’ 🙂
Chinatown in the early morning, before the traffic gets chaotic.
I’m not travelling with a tripod so I take these motion shots handheld, sometimes leaning a lampost to steady the camera.
Later in the day i took a walk and swapped to my 85 mm lens. I spotted this lady sitting among the hats she was selling. Difficult to get a shot without someone walking between us, but i just about managed it.
Love the ability of the 85 mm to separate subject from background. There is no lens like it.
Another opportunity to put the 85 mm to use.
Walking back to the guesthouse to collect my bag i walked through the mechanic’s area again and couldn’t resist a few shots.
After picking up my passport and visa from the Myanmar embassy I said goodbye to Chinatown and made my way to Hua Lamphong train station. As the train pulled out of Bangkok I took a couple of shots out for the window, and smiled as the distance between Bangkok and I steadily grew.
Goodbye Bangkok… i’ll always love you, and always love to leave you! Next stop, Lopburi….