The Changing Seasons – September 2018

The Changing Seasons – September 2018

The Changing Seasons post, inspired by the lovely Sarah at Secret Art Expedition and hosted by Su at Zimmerbitch.

Time keeps ticking on and I can’t believe another month has passed. Hopefully you have all enjoyed September as much as I did.

My friend Mark was in town. He used to live in Thailand before embarking on a digital nomad lifestyle that has seen him living in Sri Lanka, India, Nepal, and Bali. He’s back in the UK now before heading to Spain and then who knows where. While he was in town, I met up with him for a good old catch up.

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Friends together after a long sojourn

I started reading The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga, a fabulous read about India’s underbelly. It’s unputdownable! That’s all I’m saying – you’ll have to wait for my review on Goodreads

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The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga

The newsroom, a.k.a Facebook, reminded me of one of my favourite tunes – For an Angel, by Paul Van Dyk. I saw him play one New Year’s Eve at Don Valley Stadium in Sheffield. It was a memorable night, if only for the smart arse who decided to climb up the tent’s scaffolding, just at the stroke of midnight. Paul Van Dyk stopped his set until the idiot was brought back down to earth by security – at which point PVD punched him in the face for spoiling his set! (Or so the story goes!) Just a few days later, I was in New York with my boyfriend at the time and we went to a club where Paul Van Dyk was playing. In true cringe-worthy style, we made our way to the DJ booth and planted our NYE tickets (which we’d kept for this purpose) against the screen. PVD looked up, smiled, and gave us a thumbs up. The things you do when you’re a clubber!

Last week, I decided to go out for lunch at a restaurant that sells the most delicious Thai food. For me to even say that, let alone go to the other side of town from where I live, the food must be that good. I got off the skytrain and walked the rest of the way, so I could take some photographs. I’ve been to this little restaurant before and the Khao Soi was just as good as I remembered.

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Khao Soi with seafood
Photo Credit: Chris Wotton

My photo walk took me to Chong Nonsi Bridge…

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Chong Nonsi Bridge, Bangkok – always good for a photograph

…across Sathorn Road…

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Sathorn Road, Bangkok – with the busy roads either side of the old canal that was used in the past

…along Naradhiwat Rajanagarindra Road…

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Love the Graffiti in these little alleys
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Covert photography
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Buddha Fountain

…along Chan Road…

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A thriving community

…and into Yen Akat Road.

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The Local Fire Department
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Bangkok is full of these old canals
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Leafy avenue – Yen Akat Road – so quiet, it almost feels like a different place. This Banyan tree is just one kind of tree along this little lane

It’s the rainy season here in Thailand at the moment and we get rain most days. Sometimes it hammers down for hours on end, but mostly it’s just a brief shower followed by the relentless heat once more. In the space of three days, we went from afternoon stormy skies…

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Before the rain comes the blackness

…to gorgeous morning blue skies without a cloud in sight (we like those the best)…

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Perfect weather

…to blue skies with a few clouds (They’re OK)…

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Nearly-perfect weather

…to pink evening skies. It really is wonderful to witness the changing face of mother nature.

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Gorgeous pink sunset

About The Changing Seasons

The Changing Seasons is a monthly challenge where bloggers around the world share what’s been happening in their month.

If you would like to join me and the others in this challenge, here are the guidelines:

The Changing Seasons Version One (photographic)

  • Each month, post 5-20 photos in a gallery that you feel represent your month
  • Don’t use photos from your archive. Only new shots.
  • Tag your posts with #MonthlyPhotoChallenge and #TheChangingSeasons so that others can find them

The Changing Seasons Version Two (you choose the format):

  • Each month, post a photo, recipe, painting, drawing, video, whatever that you feel says something about your month
  • Don’t use archive stuff. Only new material!
  • Tag your posts with #MonthlyPhotoChallenge and #TheChangingSeasons so others can find them.

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