Part One: At the roadThis is a photo essay consisting of three parts (Part One: at the road, Part Two: along the railway and Part Three: under the bridge) about the ordinary people in Bangkok. It will offer some impressions and insights into their everyday's life and their struggle to survive. The essay will be continued from time to time.
|Intersection at Sala Daeng Station|
|Christmas at Amarin shopping centre, Bangkok, 11.12.2012|
|21.18 pm at Ratchadamnoen Road, decoration for a temple celebration|
|Silom Road, December 2012, 14 days to x-mas|
The young, handcuffed man on the floor was cought when tried to steal a bike at Sanam Luang. While sitting on the ground, one of the Sanam Luang security guards suddenly started to beat him up and kick at least two times against his head. The guard left before the police arrived. When I asked around why he was beaten up by the guard I was told, the young man is a known criminal, he was caught several times before, he deserves it, and another guy with a sad looking face told me: "That's ok, that's Thailand".to make a living
|21.58 pm at Ratchadamnoen Road, men and women offering massage services|
|11th December 2012 - A garbage collector fell asleep in front of Central World Department Store, Thailands biggest shopping mall.|
|Rachadamri Road, Bangkok|
|Happiness is all around!|
|11.12.2012, Bangkok, a begging child fell asleep in front of the Central World christmas market. A merciful |
soul put some coins in her empty hand.
|The number of people trying to cope as street musicians was constantly rising over the last years.|
|Streetmusicians playing Isarn (or Esarn)-country-music at Silom Road.|
|There is enough money in Thailand for Spa's (seven allone in our Soi) and beauty products, but not a single |
Baht for the needy. But what did somebody once tell me: Don't worry, they just got what they deserve, that's Kharma!
|It is very rare that you see someone cry in public in Thailand, but because of his accident and all the damaged |
packages he may loose all of his days income or worse, maybe his job.
|For the waistcoats (worth 50 to 100 Baht) the motorcycle taxidrivers HAVE to wear (just for being allowed to offer their service), they have to pay 500 to 3000 Baht to the owner of the taxi stand. Additional they have to pay him a daily fee for being allowed to work.|
|Moo Daeng Deao - red airdried pork at Thanon Sam Sen|
Home sweet home
|04.20 am at Sukhumvit Soi 10, children waiting for their mother who is "entertaining foreign men"|
|21.28 in front of Royal Hotel next to Sanam Luang, homeless and mentaly disabled people getting ready to spend the night next to the extremely bad smelling Khlong|
|near Sam Sen Road|