In this edition of ImWalkingHere We journey through various layers in the urban fabric of central Bangkok.
Apartment towers sail up and past the elevated rail and road transit system which ties the city together. Magnificent vistas open up as the Skytrain snakes it’s way through the epic spaces between titanic towers of glass and steel. A vast & green landscape of skyscrapers, parks, markets & temples, dotted with gargantuan billboards.
We trace a path along Sukhumvit Road, the longest highway in the country and a major surface road in Bangkok. With the Skytrain above us, it is possible to undertake an unruffled meander on the elevated walkway that offers brief escape from the feverish circus of sights and smells that constitute the pavements of Bangkok.
The street is where things really happen, and everything is on sale, from sex to deep fried scorpion.
Here is a short video showcasing my perceived Layers of Central Bangkok.