Sunday, July 23, 2006

good job guys

I caught these construction workers as they wait for the buses that take them out to their sleeping quarters--tin-roofed huts in a junkyard. They're building a "King Power" shopping mall in my street. It's a huge contruction site. There will be a skyscraper, and the mall itself, and something that looks like a big glass ostrich egg. People don't read or go to museums in Bangkok. They watch TV, and shop. So all the big projects are malls. But even though you might know the names of architects that have done museums, libraries, music halls, why even stadiums or hotels, can you name any malls designed by famous architects? I can't. Malls are just too ugly and boring. Unfortunately, they are all Bangkok has to offer when it comes to contemporary architecture. If you visit the Big Mango, you better like old temples.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Mathieu said...

La profondeur de champ, c'est sans triche?

Incroyable.

11:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Man, you take good photos! Great images!

2:51 AM  

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