Thai Rouge

These are interesting times, so I’d better take some notes to be able to remember for the future… what it looked like from here. The reds are occupying Bangkok, or at least parts of it, I’m in infamous Pattaya and I keep wondering where I came from and where I’m going.

The reds first: They could have had a good case, if they had a believable political agenda, if they behaved, didn’t intimidate people and storm hospitals and other government buildings, and if they didn’t support a convicted billionaire on the run. Many things need to be improved in Thailand, but shouting four-letter-words from a stage in Bangkok and throwing bombs around won’t solve those challenges.

But from a photographic point of view, it’s all very interesting. The reds are a colourful bunch of people, and make some nice street portraits.

We obviously haven’t seen the end yet. More to follow.


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