Life on the streets in Bangkok, the capital city of Thailand.
Watching people is a bit of a pastime. I like watching people going about their daily lives.
When I travel I particularly enjoy watching people in their own place and doing what they would normally do. I think it is a matter of looking for similarities and differences as opposed to people voyeurism – not that there is anything wrong with that. These are some photos from life in the streets in the vibrant yet laid back Bangkok, Thailand.
The people work constantly though whether they work hard is a matter of opinion. You can come back year after year and see the same stallholder in the same place. Do they get bored? Or is it just something that they are used to, that they expect to do from the day that they are born? Do they seem to enjoy their work? I think so. They are happy people and possibly just see this as their role in life. That is not necessarily a bad thing. I wonder if the little boys playing on their ipads while their parents tend the stall will want for something different.
Even a weekend in Bangkok can give you an insight into this amazing city.
Whaddaya know? I stayed in Bangkok as a child – best memory is getting caught in a flood and using a sofa as a boat! I appreciate the mellowness of Thai culture – could do with more mai pen rai in my life!
I agree I love the Thai relaxed attitude to things – i think that we all can learn from mai pen rai. Thanks for the comment