Many thanks for all the votes and kind comments on my recent upload.
This latest ofering is something I've thought about uploading for a while, it is a series of images of street vendors plying their trade in and around Bangkok. Food and goods are often taken around on hand trolleys or carried across the shoulder on a yoke. Others set up impromptu stalls balancing a board on a couple of stools – whenever and wherever there is an opportunity for a making a sale, it is taken.
Many of these images were captured in difficult circumstances as the bustling crowds passed by and people got in the way, but with a mixture of frustration and patience the shots were gathered and hopefully they give a flavour of to what many of us is a very different way of life. I hope that you will find them of interest.
V1. A fish seller makes a sale in Yoawarat Road, Chinatown.
V2. Also in Chinatown but this time in Charoen Krung Road, a fruit seller shares a joke with a passer-by.
V3. This purveyor of barbecued meats appears to be a little sleepy as she waits for her next customer. This was taken near Ratchawong Pier on the Chao Praya River.
V.4 This colourful character is preparing his flowers in a busy side street in Nonthaburi, a provincial capital outside Bangkok.
V5. Selling soft toys from a tray slung around her neck, this young lady was captured in the bustling area of Pratunam, known throughout Bangkok as a centre for wholesale clothing.
V.6 This image was taken from across the road on a visit to the Din Daeng area of Bangkok, located on the Thonburi side of the Chao Praya River. We took the ferry across and spent over two hours exploring, during which we didn’t see another Occidental face. Needless to say we were figures of curiosity as we made our way round the area.
V7. With her tray of rings set up on some stools, this street vendor takes a snack break. This shot was taken in the back-packer haven of Khao San Road.
V8. Here are some more flower sellers in Nonthaburi, preparing their arrangements.
V9. Fruit sellers prepare their stalls in a side street leading off Surawong Road – the young boy peering through the bananas on the left amused me with his expression.
V10. Taken in the Chit Lom area, this young man was doing a fine trade knocking out mussel omelettes.
V11. Here a street vendor squats by the pavement in the Wang Lang area as she prepares papaya salad, known locally as som tam. She is pounding the ingredients into mulch using a pestle and mortar.