Tuesday, September 6, 2011

2011, Day 249 - Back streets

This is one of my favorite parts of traveling, exploring areas that are less frequented by tourists.  This is Bangkok's Chinatown, a bustling and congested network of streets and allies all lined with shops and awash with people.  Traffic is so bad that you often can't get cabs to take you into the area because it takes so long to get through traffic.  If you just follow people some of the allies open into squares filled with street food vendors and makeshift eating areas.

Even though the alley was wet and dirty I was so excited I didn't pay much attention to the puddles or debris.  Wearing flipflops means that I ended up with rather filthy feet but it was so interesting.  Unfortunately we had spent all day on our feet so we didn't stay in Chinatown for very long, I could have spent all evening there watching people and exploring.  If I had more time maybe I could have found a Thai David Lo Pan.  One can dream, right?

Canon 1D Mark IV, Canon 24/f1.4L Mark II
24mm, f1.4, 1/80 sec @ 800 ISO

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