Thursday, May 24, 2012

SkyWatch Friday - Living in the past / Thai Sky


At the very end of 1990 I spent the best part of two months is Thailand and Laos.  I had only ever been to the Republic of Ireland prior to flying through Bangladesh and Burma, to land in the heat and noise of Bangkok.  It was a bit of an eye opener – a real innocent abroad.
We followed the Mekong as it formed the border between Thailand and Cambodia and then between Thailand and Laos.  We stopped in towns that were a little off the tourist track, and attracted as much interests in the locals as we had in the things we saw.
We reached That Phamon late in November and the next day we wandered down to the river as the sun was rising.  The place smelt of freshly baked bread, with coffee thrown in for good measure.  We eat the bread and drank the coffee as the sun lightened the sky.  How can it be over 20 years since that morning?
You can find (more recent) images of the sky at SkyWatch Friday.
You can find the latest post to my other blog by clicking the Paying Ready attention image on the RHS of this page.
Enjoy the skies.

21 comments:

Hilary said...

What a beautiful image and that morning sounds wonderful.. complete with breakfast delights. Years.. decades do indeed have a way of speeding by.

TexWisGirl said...

absolutely wonderful.

Sylvia K said...

This is really terrific, Stewart! Time does fly -- whether we're having fun or not, but fortunately for you, it was fun!!! Have a great weekend!

Fun60 said...

The colours in your photo are breathtaking. I wonder if the smell of freshly baked bread and coffee take you back to that morning.

Judy said...

Love the colours and the whole sense of timelessness!

Gary said...

The photo is so Vietnam. Great shot. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Jim said...

So beautiful.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Light and Voices said...

I have been on many lakes in the U.S.A. that has this same feeling to it. Absolutely love this image.
Joyce M

Carletta said...

Love the morning glow and the silhouette Stewart!
Lovely shot!

I have a friend who visits Thailand often and loves it there.

ladyfi said...

What an adventure that must have been.

This shot is pure magic. I love the stillness.

heyBJK said...

That's a beautiful photo, Stewart! Very peaceful scene. How fortunate you were able to spend some time there!

Hanne Bente said...

Beautiful celestial picture you show.
Wishing you a good weekend.
Hanne Bente

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Incredible image, Stewart. Happy SWF!

eileeninmd said...

Gorgeous scene and capture, Stewart! Happy skywatching!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Lovely -- I enjoy the glimpse into your "former life".... and I know exactly what you mean by "how can it be X # of years since....."

Thanks for sharing the wonderful picture and your memories.

Joyful said...

That's a beautiful image and nice recollections.

Hanne Bente said...

Hello Stewart
Thanks for your comments / tips.
Sets the series with the swans in wbw on Wednesday.
Wishing you a good Pentecostal.
Hanne Bente

Carver said...

Beautiful place and photographed so well.

chubskulit said...

I love the soft pink on this shot.

My Sky Shot, please come and see. Have a great weekend.

HansHB said...

Awesome photo!

Liz said...

WOW! How did I miss this post?? What a beautiful shot.