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    Tropical Storm Tour: Thailand Part 7

    Wednesday, June 10, 2015
    Bangkok, Thailand

    A Chinese Buddhist temple as seen from the Saphan Taksin SkyTrain stop in Silom, Bangkok, Thailand.
    A Chinese Buddhist temple as seen from the Saphan Taksin SkyTrain stop in Silom, Bangkok, Thailand.

    A busy night on the SkyTrain in Bangkok, Thailand.
    A busy night on the SkyTrain in Bangkok, Thailand.

    Love--or at least money--is in the air at Siam Center in Bangkok, Thailand.
    Love–or at least money–is in the air at Siam Center in Bangkok, Thailand.

    A woodsy 3-D store build-out at Siam Center in Bangkok, Thailand.
    A woodsy 3-D store build-out at Siam Center in Bangkok, Thailand.

    After an exhausting day tramping through the heat and the Museum of Siam yesterday, I took some time off to rest today. In the evening, I shot some video of the dilapidated shanty towns on the banks of the Chao Phraya river, then caught the SkyTrain to Siam Center to photograph a few 3-D store build-outs, which are really just as artistic as an installation in a gallery or a museum. Other than that, I’m not the biggest fan of shopping malls. To close out the evening, I stopped by the Bangkok Arts and Culture Center, where they were running a show called Crossover: The Unveiled Collection, featuring famous and unknown Thai artists from the past several decades, who paint in both a traditional and modern style. There were even a few that resembled an intense psychedelic LSD trip. Unfortunately, no photography was allowed.

    A boxy display at Siam Center in Bangkok, Thailand.
    A boxy display at Siam Center in Bangkok, Thailand.

    The Jetsons were here at Siam Center in Bangkok, Thailand.
    The Jetsons were here at Siam Center in Bangkok, Thailand.

    The world's biggest potato chips at the entry to the Bangkok Arts and Culture Center in Siam, Bangkok, Thailand.
    The world’s biggest potato chips at the entry to the Bangkok Arts and Culture Center in Siam, Bangkok, Thailand.

    A fancifully decked out llama at Siam Square in Bangkok, Thailand.
    A fancifully decked out llama at Siam Square in Bangkok, Thailand.

    Red Curry at May Kaidee's in Banglamphu, Bangkok, Thailand.
    Red Curry at May Kaidee’s in Banglamphu, Bangkok, Thailand.

    Words and photos ©2015 Arcane Candy.

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