Bangkok is a fast changing city: what today is considered the latest trendy spot will soon be abandoned, and once deserted and forgotten there is little hope of a recovery, for this city seems to have a very short-spam memory: why wasting time and money maintaining and renovating what has become old (though it probably has just a few years, let alone decades) when you can spend a bit more and built a completely new mall instead? It seems there is no lack of space nor money, as new high level constructions sprout everywhere in the city while equal numbers of buildings get deserted or even left unfinished.
|The last breath, GH3 + Lumix G X Vario 12-35mm|
|Eyes that will soon close for good I, GH3 + Lumix G X Vario 12-35mm|
|Eyes that will soon close for good II, GH3 + Lumix G X Vario 12-35mm|
There are thousands of people living in humble huts in small neighborhoods around Bangkok, but the frenzy urbanization is quickly threatening their quarters and, one by one, those are being demolished to build yet another condominium or shopping center. There is nothing that can stop this fast developing (until maybe it's already too late) and the Bangkok that once was is fast disappearing. There seems to be no possible coexistence of both ends of the spectrum, as one must disappear in order for the other to grow, and this situation is not likely going to change any time soon. The only thing left for us to do is to go, see and capture these places before they are gone for good.
|The long shadow of civilization, GH3 + Lumix G X Vario 12-35mm|
|Of wheels, GH3 + Lumix G X Vario 12-35mm|
|Makkasan market, GH3 + Lumix G X Vario 12-35mm|
|The egg seller, GH3 + Lumix G X Vario 12-35mm|
|Makkasan train station, GH3 + Lumix G X Vario 12-35mm|
|Recess in the shade, GH3 + Lumix G X Vario 12-35mm|