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Thailand 2005

I've just returned from a two week trip to Thailand with my son, Ben, and what follows is a chronological selection of my favorite photos taken between August 6 and August 20, 2005. Some pictures were taken in Bangkok, but most were captured in the city of Chiangmai, the town of San Kamphaeng, and the small rural village of Ban Dom Kirek.

Thailand is truly an abundant feast for the senses, and my eyes saw many more images than my camera was able to capture, but I do hope that this gallery gives you some idea of the fun, grace, and joy of one of my favorite places. Enjoy!

Boy along the canals: Bangkok

Boy along the canals: Bangkok

Bangkok river life

Bangkok river life

Walking along the canal: Bangkok

Walking along the canal: Bangkok

Fishing along the river: Bangkok

Fishing along the river: Bangkok

Mother and daughter: Bangkok

Mother and daughter: Bangkok

The old and the new: Bangkok

The old and the new: Bangkok

Child along the alleys of Bangkok

Child along the alleys of Bangkok

Alley cat: Bangkok

Alley cat: Bangkok

Enjoying an ice cream cone: Bangkok

Enjoying an ice cream cone: Bangkok

Bangkok street scene

Bangkok street scene

Caught in the rain: Bangkok

Caught in the rain: Bangkok

Another image from the rain: Bangkok

Another image from the rain: Bangkok

Quartet in the elegant Oriental Hotel: Bangkok

Quartet in the elegant Oriental Hotel: Bangkok

Girl studying on a boat: Bangkok

Girl studying on a boat: Bangkok

Chao Praya River dreaming: Bangkok

Chao Praya River dreaming: Bangkok

Chao Praya River cafe: Bangkok

Chao Praya River cafe: Bangkok

Bangkok night scene

Bangkok night scene

Modern Thailand: Bangkok Airport

Modern Thailand: Bangkok Airport

My nephew, Boat: Ban Dom Kirek

My nephew, Boat: Ban Dom Kirek

Street beggar: Chiangmai

Street beggar: Chiangmai

Village puppy: Ban Dom Kirek

Village puppy: Ban Dom Kirek

Brother-in-law, Sak: Ban Dom Kirek

Brother-in-law, Sak: Ban Dom Kirek

Happy girl: Ban Dom Kirek

Happy girl: Ban Dom Kirek

Village life: Ban Dom Kirek

Village life: Ban Dom Kirek

Village transportation: Ban Dom Kirek

Village transportation: Ban Dom Kirek

Lovely child: Ban Dom Kirek

Lovely child: Ban Dom Kirek

Typical breakfast for me in the village: Ban Dom Kirek

Typical breakfast for me in the village: Ban Dom Kirek

Election time: Ban Dom Kirek

Election time: Ban Dom Kirek

Farmer captured on my morning walk: Ban Dom Kirek

Farmer captured on my morning walk: Ban Dom Kirek

Boy all dressed up: San Kamphaeng

Boy all dressed up: San Kamphaeng

Young Buddhist monk: San Kamphaeng

Young Buddhist monk: San Kamphaeng

Chinese shopkeeper: San Kamphaeng

Chinese shopkeeper: San Kamphaeng

Rural farmer: San Kamphaeng District

Rural farmer: San Kamphaeng District

Young man met in a village store: San Kamphaeng District

Young man met in a village store: San Kamphaeng District

Store clerk: San Kamphaeng District

Store clerk: San Kamphaeng District

Food stand: San Kamphaeng

Food stand: San Kamphaeng

My mother-in-law, Yai Tong: Ban Dom Kirek

My mother-in-law, Yai Tong: Ban Dom Kirek

Night market: Chiangmai

Night market: Chiangmai

Food stand: Chiangmai

Food stand: Chiangmai

Street food: Chiangmai

Street food: Chiangmai

Flower market: Chiangmai

Flower market: Chiangmai

Warorot Market: Chiangmai

Warorot Market: Chiangmai

Village elder: Ban Dom Kirek

Village elder: Ban Dom Kirek

Picture of me, taken by a village child: Ban Dom Kirek

Picture of me, taken by a village child: Ban Dom Kirek

Girl and her pug: Ban Dom Kirek

Girl and her pug: Ban Dom Kirek

Funny face: Ban Dom Kirek

Funny face: Ban Dom Kirek

Man and his prized fighting rooster: Ban Dom Kirek

Man and his prized fighting rooster: Ban Dom Kirek

Cock fight: Ban Dom Kirek

Cock fight: Ban Dom Kirek

Beautiful child: Ban Dom Kirek

Beautiful child: Ban Dom Kirek

Village transport: Ban Dom Kirek

Village transport: Ban Dom Kirek

Baby boy: Ban Dom Kirek

Baby boy: Ban Dom Kirek

Little girl: Ban Dom Kirek

Little girl: Ban Dom Kirek

Girl and her grandparents: Ban Dom Kirek

Girl and her grandparents: Ban Dom Kirek

Village boy: Ban Dom Kirek

Village boy: Ban Dom Kirek

Her new house: San Kamphaeng District

Her new house: San Kamphaeng District

Flower vender: San Kamphaeng

Flower vender: San Kamphaeng

Old way of life in the village: Ban Dom Kirek

Old way of life in the village: Ban Dom Kirek

Selling bananas: Ban Dom Kirek

Selling bananas: Ban Dom Kirek

On the streets of San Kamphaeng

On the streets of San Kamphaeng

Frogs for dinner: San Kamphaeng Market

Frogs for dinner: San Kamphaeng Market

Cow brains for sale: San Kamphaeng Market

Cow brains for sale: San Kamphaeng Market

Vendor: San Kamphaeng Market

Vendor: San Kamphaeng Market

Cook: San Kamphaeng Market

Cook: San Kamphaeng Market

Vendor: San Kamphaeng Market

Vendor: San Kamphaeng Market

Vendor: San Kamphaeng Market

Vendor: San Kamphaeng Market

Vendor: San Kamphaeng Market

Vendor: San Kamphaeng Market

Red hot chili peppers: San Kamphaeng Market

Red hot chili peppers: San Kamphaeng Market

Old age: Ban Dom Kirek

Old age: Ban Dom Kirek

Laughter: Ban Dom Kirek

Laughter: Ban Dom Kirek

Mysterious woman: Ban Dom Kirek

Mysterious woman: Ban Dom Kirek

Young village girl: Ban Dom Kirek

Young village girl: Ban Dom Kirek

Face of expression: Ban Dom Kirek

Face of expression: Ban Dom Kirek

Child with HIV - her father has died of AIDS, and her mother is in prison: Ban Dom Kirek

Child with HIV - her father has died of AIDS, and her mother is in prison: Ban Dom Kirek

Old man: Ban Dom Kirek

Old man: Ban Dom Kirek

Married couple: Ban Dom Kirek

Married couple: Ban Dom Kirek

Clerk at a gold shop: San Kamphaeng

Clerk at a gold shop: San Kamphaeng

My brother-in-law, Lan, and his wife: Ban Dom Kirek

My brother-in-law, Lan, and his wife: Ban Dom Kirek

Gas station worker: San Kamphaeng area

Gas station worker: San Kamphaeng area

Shopworker: San Kamphaeng

Shopworker: San Kamphaeng

Family seeing me off to the aiport: Ban Dom Kirek

Family seeing me off to the aiport: Ban Dom Kirek