Bangkok

Bangkok, Thailand

Monks do not remain unnoticed in the streets of Bangkok. The  saffron robes they wear date back centuries. The color is said to have been chosen mainly because of the dye available at the time. March 2007. Les moines ne passent pas inaperçus dans les rues de Bangkok. Les tuniques safran qu’ils portent datent de plusieurs siècles. On dit…

Bangkok

Bangkok, Thailand

The big river that crosses Bangkok is called Chao Phraya. On the bank opposite to the modern buildings, a whole part of the city looks like a village. Inhabitants use small rowboats on the canals to reach one of the floating markets. March 2007. Le grand fleuve qui traverse Bangkok s’appelle le Chao Phraya. Sur la…

Bangkok, Thailand

The Pak Klong Talad market is the biggest fresh flower market in Bangkok. It has all sorts of flowers. The vendors like this lady arrange lotus bouquets or make flower garlands for the temple. March 2007. Le marché de Pak Klong Talad est le plus grand marché aux fleurs de Bangkok. Il propose toutes sortes…

Bangkok, Thailand

Sanam Luang is an open field in front of the Grand Palace in Bangkok. It has always been used as a site for the cremation of kings. But today, it is also very popular for kite flying. March 2007. Sanam Luang est un terrain public qui fait face au palais royal de Bangkok. Il est…

Bangkok, Thailand

The thai tuk-tuk is made of a scooter front, followed by a two-wheel cart covered with a canvas roof, in which passengers sit. Avoid it if you are allergic to urban pollution. March 2007. Le tuk-tuk thaï est constitué d’un avant de scooter, prolongé d’une « carriole » recouverte d’une capote, sur deux roues, dans…

Bangkok, Thailand

Two young monks make offerings in Wat Pho, the temple of the reclining Buddha. There are many young monks in Bangkok. Most of them are students who may return to a civil life when they are older. March 2007. Deux jeunes moines font des offrandes à Wat Pho, le temple du Bouddha couché. Il y…

Bangkok, Thailand

A group of monks is waiting for a plane in one of the halls of the Suvarnabhumi airport in Bangkok. I liked the contrast between the modern, clean and cold building and the traditional outfit they were wearing. March 2007. Un groupe de moines attend l’avion dans un des halls de l’aéroport Suvarnabhumi à Bangkok.…