Thursday, April 15, 2010

The Morning After


In an earlier post, I mentioned that it would be interesting to see what the morning after the Red Riot in Bangkok would look like. So I headed out at around 10:00 a.m., 12 hours later.

 The hotel pool was empty and still, with nary a ripple.

 And at street level, the same went for people.

  A cheerful mascot mocks a cheerless road.

Unoccupied seats all in a row.

The candy colors of melancholy.

And irony tastes better with Pepsi.

Both near and far...

 
...the streets were swept clean of cars.

Inside the covered walkway to MBK, sharks were
the main attraction of their summer treats.

But all the bloodletting happened outside on the streets .

A smattering of shoppers ascend the mall.

Parking lots with vacant slots...

...and hollow marble halls.

Even the cathedrals of escapism had barricades.

Ringed by sweeping expanses of  silent space.

The smoking lounges were full of empty benches.

Movie posters lined up to no one's stare..

For even the lifeless didn't seem to care.
 
 
 Only Pepsi seemed to be having a ball.

 
 Even mannequins tried to get away from it all.

 
 Proud Siam Center, laid silent and low.

 
 As a different kind of protester blocked the steps below.

 
 The Big Loft mascot rails at its fate.

With no one around to hear the great yellow ape.

 
Black and foreboding signs of the times.

 
 And emblazoned on a dead railway, a more ironic sign.

6 comments:

  1. hope you're still enjoying your stay there. =)

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  2. you're enjoying this aren't you... a 2nd post already....

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  3. @ Von Draye : Just a lot of material, is all.

    You should've read my F1 Rocks Singapore! series :P

    @ engel : Oh, I'll be happy as long as there's an open mall.

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  4. lavet! =)

    the pictures and captions i mean. =)

    word verification: rudeful

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  5. hmm.. this one's not sad anymore. it's just creepy. if i were there, i'd probably go "where the f*&@ is everybody?!?!" at the top of my lungs. haha

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  6. 原來這世上能跟你共同領略一個笑話的人竟如此難得........................................

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