POTD: The hidden market

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Woman at the hidden market, Witthayu Soi Polo, Bangkok. Leica M9-P, 35/1.4 ASPH FLE

Concealed in a back alley near the Polo Club off Embassy Row (Wireless Road) in the heart of downtown Bangkok is a traditional old Thai community – complete with elderly people, wooden houses on stilts and plenty of small businesspeople selling one or two items from little stalls. Nestled in the high rises and million-dollar condominiums, how long can a place like this last before a developer sweeps in to make another quick fortune? Sad, but also touching at the same time that pockets of the old life like this still exist. MT


  1. The juxtaposition is perfect! lovely timing to capture that white against the background.

    • And throw in some anticipation too; it wouldn’t have worked if she wasn’t standing in the gap between the awnings and highlighted by the afternoon sky…

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