Picture Post (one is nsfw)

Finally offloaded pictures from camera to computer today.

First, an old graveyard tucked away behind Silom Road:


At night, elephants roam the city of Bangkok. Well, guys with elephants – they make their living by selling you bags of stuff to feed to the elephants. Exploitation? Not for me to say. What I especially like is that after you have emptied the plastic bag, you can hand it to the elephant, who will pass it to the guy sitting on his back.



Some shots of the Wora Bura resort south of Hua Hin.




Art for sale near the bar street in Hua Hin. This stuff was so godawful I can’t imagine who would buy it. Marilyn Monroe looks about 60 years old in the painting in the center and I still can’t figure out who the woman is supposed to be in the one lower left of Monroe.


This bar was so wrong for me on so many levels. Needless to say, I did not enter.


Irish bar in town. Figured shepherd’s pie would be a good dish that wouldn’t require much chewing. Their’s seemed to be a pound of mashed potato and half an ounce of minced meat.


Walk around the bar area of Hua Hin and you’ll see lots of these older buildings – and lots of sign for more pricey real estate for rich Thais and foreigners.



Bringing birds to the temple, I would guess. Pay some money, set a bird free, earn some karma.


Yes, that’s right, a picture of me on my blog!


I loved this girl’s ink.


Back to Bangkok, this site along Sukhumvit has been sitting unfinished for years – perhaps since ’99? It’s been sitting there so long there’s a fricking tree growing out of the concrete.



The next two shots were taken with my phone. They look okay small, horrid on my PC’s monitor. Anyway, as promised, here’s the one that’s NSFW, a ladyboy in Hua Hin who desperately wanted me to bring shim back to my hotel. Sorry Charlie, only the best tuna get to be Starfish.


And last but very far from least, Joy Wong at work in her tattoo shop. Sukhumvit Soi 5, directly opposite from Gullivers.


Here’s the “om” she did for me:


And here’s the sun/moon taken from a King Crimson cover that Jimmy did, which will obviously look much better once I get it filled in.


Yes, I know, it makes it easier to figure out who I am, should you see me in a bar or something. Whatever.