When I was in Portugal, I took a day trip to Albufeira. From my hotel, it took around 25 minutes to travel the 13 km journey by taxi.
My first glimpse of the lovely old town was a leafy avenue flanked with shops, restaurants and market stalls selling the usual touristy items like fridge magnets and postcards.
Whenever I go anywhere, I usually have a plan of where I want to go and what I want to see, but today was different – I had no plan. I was happy just wandering around.
First, I had some ...
Following on from last week’s post when I went searching for street art as part of the Pipit Banglamphu Street Art Festival, I took many photos of other things to see in this lovely, peaceful part of the city. Join me again as I retrace my steps through the many hidden alleys of Bangkok, you never know what you might find!
There are a few communities who live in this area and this in the entrance to Wat Sangwet Witsayaram Community.
The artists who exhibited their work for the street art fest...
A couple of months before I left Bangkok for good, I was still enjoying exploring the city.
One day, I went in search of street art which was part of the Pipit Banglamphu Street Art Festival. It was a lot of fun wandering around the streets following the map.
Banglamphu is home to Bangkok’s infamous Khao San Road, chock-a-block with tourists coming and going, bars and clubs blaring out loud music and the general hustle and bustle, typical of a city like Bangkok. But, Banglamphu is also home t...
There are many things to see in Bangkok – The Grand Palace, Jim Thompson’s House, Khao San Road and much more. While these places are awesome, I sometimes looked for the not so obvious. There are many things hidden around the city, you just have to look for them!
I hope you enjoy this short video of my images of Bangkok.
You never know what you might find!
When I lived in Bangkok, I used to walk around the city with my camera a lot. There are many things that compel me to take a photograph. It could be a distinctive architectural feature, an ornate temple or a dilapidated building.
There are endless photographic subjects to be had in Bangkok and I had lots of fun looking for them! For me, it’s exciting because you never can tell what you might find!
Here are a few things that caught my eye!
This juxtaposition of 5-star hotel – Lebua – and the L...
Whenever I take photographs, I usually take a lot. And when I mean a lot, it can sometimes be over 100 shots. I just can’t help it, especially when I go somewhere that I find interesting. There’s always some angle or colour, animal or bird, bridge or reflection – anything that catches my eye.
When I am writing posts for Talkingthailand or Morrisophotography, I go through all the photos I have taken from a particular day and group them into “post pics,” “best pics,” “black & white” etc. Apart ...
When I lived in Bangkok, I did my fair share of exploring. A colleague told me about Chulachomklao Fort, around 29 km south of Bangkok. It sounded interesting, so I decided to visit.
Getting there was fun, I only knew that I had to take the 145 bus to Pak Nam market, then take a boat across the river. The boat chugged its way around a small island towards the pier in Phra Samut Chedi District. You’ll see lush greenery and birds gathering to grab whatever titbits they can from the local fisher...
As you may have gathered, I am quite the culture vulture and when I lived in Bangkok, I used to go in search of it. My favourite place to go was the Bangkok Art & Cultural Centre or BACC.
I used to love the art and photographic exhibitions that were held there and just before I left Bangkok, in 2018, I took one last trip there.
On this particular day, I’d gone to see an art exhibition by Oleg Shuplyak called Imaginarium – check out his amazing paintings in the following posts..
In June 2018, I spent a wonderful 4 days in the north of Thailand, I went to Chiang Rai.
I’d wanted to go to Chiang Rai for ages, not only to visit the White Temple, but also to see Phu Chi Fah (the Sea of Mist.) I later realised that I was going at the wrong time of year to see the mist, the best time is around February. So, apart from the White Temple, there wasn’t much else I planned to do. For this reason, I wondered whether it would be best to stay in the town or somewhere in the country...
Last May, I took a trip to Fleetwood with my sister and my niece.
One day, we went to Lytham St Annes and we walked on the beach. As well as keeping my little 4 year old niece amused, we made it our mission to walk out to the sea.
As we walk away from the promenade, views of the piers and beach huts on either side of us..
The RNLI Lifeboat Station on guard for anyone who needs their help..
We walk along the sandy expanse, relatively empty save for some folks we meet along the way..
When you think of Blackpool, it might conjure up images of a busy seaside resort with plenty of people enjoying their time there. Whether that’s at the Pleasure Beach or having fun in the amusement arcades – it’s a busy place.
But, on a chilly May day last year, I found a more serene town with a whole heap of photographic subjects.
There were gulls in the sea water pools chilling..
Or flying down to take a seat..
Or pondering its next move..
There were people walking, going about their day..
There are five different “regions” at Muang Boran, or the Ancient City, in Bangkok and in the Central region, you’ll find the Garden of the Gods.
There are some interesting statues in the garden all representing Hindu gods who have been a part of Thai culture for generations.
I love learning about different cultures and traditions and you can do it everywhere you go!
One of the best places to visit in Bangkok is the Ancient City or Muang Boran Museum.
Muang Boran is the brainchild of architect Lek Viriyaphant (1914-2000) who wanted to create a space where people can learn about Thailand’s past as well as keeping the culture of Thailand alive.
Lek started his project in 1963 by building replicas of important structures that once existed in different parts of Thailand. There were some places that had been reduced to ruins, so Lek transported these ruins to ...
When we are eventually able to travel once more, a visit to the market near to Blaak railway station is a must!
The market is usually open on Tuesdays and Saturdays and there are over 400 stalls selling fresh produce like fish, meat, cheese, fruit and vegetables.
My friend Chris lives in Rotterdam and a visit to this market is part of his weekend routine to buy ingredients for some of the dishes he rustles up.
Next to the fresh market is the Markthal, an indoor market with fresh food stalls, ...
One of the things you think about when you think of Amsterdam is its canals.
Amsterdam’s canals have earned the city the name “Venice of the North” and the canals themselves are a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
There is so much to see in Amsterdam, but walking along the canals is a pleasure in itself.
I hope you enjoyed the walk along the canals. Much love.