One of my favorite things about Bangkok, Thailand is being able to see all of the different faces it presents. A few months ago I had an overnight layover and decided, instead of spending the evening at the Lebua SkyBar, to go wander the streets around Chinatown, have a nice seafood meal, and see what other scenes of the city I could find. Never disappointed, I came upon this recently abandoned movie theater that has now been taken over by a street-food vendor and made into a makeshift restaurant. I don’t know what I like this image so much. I guess it is because so much is happening in the details. I also like it because it is a snapshot in time, not just because of the contemporary movie posters, but because it is not likely going to be allowed to exist for very long.
Exposure: 1/160 sec @ f/3.5
Focal Length: 50 mm
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This theater is still showing movies, believe it or not. I took some photos around the same time you did at this place as well as at some other abandoned theaters in Bangkok.
Wow, I didn’t notice that! The movies did seem a bit contemporary. Bangkok, especially Chinatown, is such a photographically rich environment. Have you been to the Night Train Market? I am going to try a few more of the places mentioned in your post!