‘Minimalist’ – On the Odoriko Express

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From Atami to Izukyu-Shimoda station. Japan.

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Playing about in the waves after a long day of kayaking.

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Containers – Weekly Photo Challenge

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“Now then, Pooh,” said Christopher Robin, “where’s your boat?”
“I ought to say,” explained Pooh as they walked down to the shore of the island, “that it isn’t just an ordinary sort of boat. Sometimes it’s a boat, and sometimes it’s more of an accident. It all depends…”
“Depends on what?”
“On whether I’m on top of it or underneath it.”

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Boats are containers that can take us to so very many places. Or not, as pooh rightly points out.

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เกาะช้าง – Koh Chang (1)

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I have quite a lot of pictures, so I will post them over several posts :)

It’s rainy season from March/April until about October in Thailand, so in Koh Chang that means no tourists and a hellalot of clouds in the sky. I went to Koh Chang last July, right in the middle of rainy time. I stayed in far corner of the beach, on some rocks, and could have probably fallen out of my room into the angry sea had I wanted to (… I didn’t though…). At times it was hard to sleep because of the noise from the waves… romantic… huh. Annoying. Yes…. but still incredible.

I love the sea. Sure, it’s great to be on a beach when it’s hot and sunny, but I love it when the weather’s not so good too. I lived in Brighton for the last few years I was in England, and spent a lot of the time on the beach whatever the weather was like (you can’t allow the weather in England to control what you’re going to do every day – you’d never do anything…) In bad weather the whole character of the sea changes. Same landscape, completely different emotion behind it. The beach was desolate when I went, it was warm and humid too. I read so much while I was there.

While I was… cloudbathing and reading my book, pretty much alone on the beach (can I just add, honestly, it was a perfect holiday) I noticed movement out of the corner of my eye. I looked up… and saw nothing. Just sea, sand.. I carried on reading my book. Movement again, I looked up and something small(ish) zoomed across the beach in front of me.

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After waiting patiently, I got some pictures a bit closer.. but still hard to see… look in the top right hand corner.

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They hide in holes…

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I’ll be posting some more pictures of my trip over the next couple of weeks!

Everyday Life

Silom Road. A busy area with a drastic juxtaposition of rich and poor; It’s in the business district, where ‘High-So’ people work and also home to Patpong; Go-Go bars and Ping-Pong shows. The shadows of the looming concrete BTS tracks cannot easily be avoided, either.

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Free Spirit

Well, nothing is freer than clouds, in my mind. They’re easy to photograph with their effortless beauty.

These were taken over the sea at Koh Chang (more photos of the trip will follow at some point…). It’s rainy season so the sky was never clear. Suddenly it would get windy and the sky would turn dark… and the heavens would open.

I didn’t break any rules as such… but hopefully people will enjoy :)

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Weekly photo challenge – Urban

I decided to look up. It’s funny how quickly you become accustomed to the mass of cables and wires that are stretched everywhere in Bangkok. When one breaks or needs replacing, a long, skinny, bamboo ladder is put up, sometimes in the middle of the road, while an often unaccompanied repair man shimmies up it.

For me, this photo is about urban necessity and nature – either the tree grew around the cables… or the cables grew around the tree!