I hope my images somehow say what I cannot find the words for.
I very easily understand that words are hard to describe the moods and the images, I have felt it that way many times myself.
Thailand is a place you have to experience to understand. If you haven't been there, or experienced it in any way, its a really hard job to convey the words appropirately.
I know I would never have experienced Thailand had it not been for you, and seeing your images pakarang, and you know that I thank you from the bottom of my heart for that.
Now that we have visited and lingered in Wat Sri Chum and Wat Traphang Thong in my own images, I thought I would now post some photos of Old Sukhothai under the general heading, and the first few are taken, mostly in the evenings, as I walked along the road to and from the Historical Park.
Given my nickname Seagull, I have also been referred to as Birdy on occasions, so this advertisement made me smile!
I really miss the Thai street snacks.... really, really, really miss them.
Further wanderings along the road in old Sukhothai....
….passing the fine Municipal office.
Local transport, refreshments
My attention was drawn to this roadside roofed information board. It turned out to mark the location of the Kamphaeng Hak gate to the old city.
One of the canals surrounding the old city.
The information board mentioned a nearby spirit house built by local people for worship. I don’t know for sure if this is it, but I paused here for a while each time I passed by.
Beyond the canals is the busier part of the town, with shops and stalls.
More of the traditional handcrafts and painting.
It is utterly useless for me to try and select images which deeply appeal to me on this thread. They present such a kaleidoscope of Thailand in all its variety, colour and humanity. Perhaps #61 sums it up - simplicity, serenity, balance and overall the sun illuminating everything and demanding that you open up and take part.
Mind you, I love #71.2 - the priority is priceless: Food, Wi-Fi and Loos!
"To thine own self be true.......
Thou canst not then be false to any man."
I love 71/2, too!! What a happening. A picture of a coffee shop and it is NOT Starbucks!!!
I have also to repeat here that i love all the pictures of markets and every day street sceneries.
It is so wonderful to study "normal life", for me the most important way to understand a country.
Thank you for the beautiful pictures.
Lofoten '07 ...... Nordnorge '11