Every house and business in Bangkok sports a spirit house, a miniature house that looks like a temple — built to provide shelter for moody spirits. Here are just a few of my favorites in my neighborhood, Ari.
I was walking down a soi (alley) off one of Bangkok’s main roads when, out of the corner of my eye, I saw something sparkle. Turns out it was a tuk-tuk that looks like it was attacked with a bedazzler. Tuk-tuk’s, or motorcycle taxis, usually have some form of decoration, but I’ve never seen one as decked out as this one.
The anti-government protests that started two weeks ago (and that were supposed to end one week ago) continue in front of the UN building in Bangkok. In this photo, you can not only see the protesters lining the street below in their tents, but you can also see what was supposed to be their ultimate destination — government house. Government house is on the right side of the photo, with a red roof and a gold spire. Because police set up barricades around the building, which holds the prime minister’s office, the protesters stopped at the UN and set up camp (quite literally, as you can see).
This is an ad for KFC — perhaps one of the strangest ads I’ve ever seen.
Bangkok’s bright taxis add a whole lot of color to what would usually be drab, smoke-clogged highways and roads. Florescent green, blue, yellow and orange taxis are everywhere, but my favorite are the nail polish pink taxis.