Friday, March 11, 2011

Keeping Cool in BKK

When I'm in Bangkok I stay at a guesthouse in Banglamphu, near the Chao Phraya river. At the end of the road there's a lovely relaxing park (one of Bangkok's few green spaces) surrounding the 18th century Phra Sumen Fort.

Apologies if you feel my thigh is a little 'over-exposed' - I didn't feel comfortable taking more than a few photos (I don't have a remote for my camera so each picture involves me setting the timer manually, running to the bench and striking a pose, then running back to the camera to set it again, which was causing great hilarity among the Thai families enjoying the shade of the park) so I didn't have time to perfect the pose!

There usually seems to be something going on in the park - they always seem to be either setting up or dismantling stalls and mini marquees and sound systems. There's currently a banner for "Swing in the City" or something. Whether it's related I'm not sure, but this lady was merrily hula hooping to a soundtrack of western golden oldies like "Please Mr. Postman" and their Thai counterparts, and had a spare hoop for anyone who cared to give it a go.

Can you tell I'm also having fun with the awesome Lo-Fi application? It's seriously cool - I've always applied multiple filters to my pictures to give them a slightly retro look, but this little app does a whole variety magically. I've got the trial version at the moment, which only lasts a week.

Outfit details: Blouse, charity shop; Headscarf, car boot sale; Bakelite bangles, etsy; Plastic bangles, H&M; Sailor shorts, made to order last time I was in Thailand; Sandals, M&S last year (and I think they're doing the same style again this summer). You can't see my new earrings (purchased yesterday, for 40p) in the photo, but I've got a little anchor in one ear and a ship's wheel in the other.


  1. Looking great my darling

  2. Very nice picture. I know the road very well. It's Phra Athit Road and the little park at the end. What a pity we couldn't meet when you were in Bangkok. James


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