watchful gaze

A Thai Soldier stands guard at the Grand Palace in Bangkok, overseeing the arriving mourners. Princess Galyani Vadhana, sister of Thailand’s King Bhumibol, died after a long battle with cancer, January 2, 2008. The King declared 100 days of national mourning for the princess, who was deeply respected by Thai citizens for her work in…

9 balconies

Nine balconies, at the local police barracks. Captured: June 5, 2008. for the photographers: [lameda_exif id=927 info=”camera,focal_length,iso,aperture,shutter_speed”] spacer

outdoor haircut

At the night market you can buy sheets and other assorted dongxi, cheap radios, barbecued meat on a stick, or get a haircut under the stars. Captured: June 24, 2008.

friday night profanities

I considered my stock Chinese insults: All involve the driver’s sister, mother, or grandmother, and a foreign resident of China and part of his anatomy.

busted busker

As I was waiting to meet friends for lunch I wandered to Sea World (hai shang shi jie). No, there are no killer whales or dolphins. Sea World is Shenzhen’s expat hang-out, an outdoor mallish area of international restaurants and shops. The centerpiece of Sea World is an old French-built cruise ship (seized for narcotics…

street fruit

Fruit vendor, Bao’an District, Shenzhen, China. Sorry Captain and Tennille, I could not find a pineapple song. Captured: March 29, 2008.