Sunday afternoon on Soi Nana

Sunday afternoon on Soi Nana

Decided to grab the camera and get out of the condo for a few hours yesterday. Headed down to Soi Nana, great people watching there.

For the uninitiated, Sukhumvit Soi 4 (aka Soi Nana) is one of three red-light districts in Bangkok. Home to Nana Plaza (go-go bars), it also houses a number of beer bars along the soi which tend to be busy most of the time.

Sat in Hillary 4 and then went across the road to Hooters and tried to get a handful of decent pictures.

22-Oct-2017 17:22, Panasonic DMC-TZ70, 3.3, 4.3mm, 0.017 sec, ISO 250

This guy has decided to stop and pose for a photo. I think his girl, looking back, is wondering what all the fuss is about?

22-Oct-2017 17:36, Panasonic DMC-TZ70, 5.1, 19.0mm, 0.033 sec, ISO 800

A very popular noodle stand outside K&S bar.

22-Oct-2017 17:49, Panasonic DMC-TZ70, 5.4, 27.1mm, 0.125 sec, ISO 800

Smartphones have changed the bar industry. A message from home?

22-Oct-2017 17:22, Panasonic DMC-TZ70, 3.3, 4.3mm, 0.017 sec, ISO 200

Mr Myagi doesn’t look too pleased with me 🙁 Nice manbag!

22-Oct-2017 17:14, Panasonic DMC-TZ70, 5.1, 19.0mm, 0.033 sec, ISO 400

Stuck in traffic. I am one of the few who walk in Bangkok

22-Oct-2017 17:02, Panasonic DMC-TZ70, 5.0, 17.5mm, 0.04 sec, ISO 400

Catching up with an old friend? The guy in the background has spotted my tripod and zoom lens, no doubt. I threw a filter on this one, like it in B&W

22-Oct-2017 16:57, Panasonic DMC-TZ70, 5.6, 35.8mm, 0.033 sec, ISO 400

A penny for your thoughts.

22-Oct-2017 16:47, Panasonic DMC-TZ70, 4.6, 13.2mm, 0.013 sec, ISO 1600

Can’t go wrong with black leather pants.

Change – The only constant of our lives

Soi 4 has changed a lot since my first visit in 2011. I weep as I see the Bangkok I once loved disappear before my eyes, quickly becoming a concrete jungle of shopping malls and condos.

If you want to see what some of Bangkok’s nightlife areas used to look like then Bangkok Eyes is a great resource. Done a terrific job over the years in chronicling the constant of change.

With the Mango long gone, I tend to drink at Big Dogs these days before heading to the Tavern. If I’ve got too much baht in my wallet then it’s off to the Hangout on Soi 6 before heading home.

I miss the Subway being gone from the soi but thankfully Ronnie’s NY pizza has survived.

Soi 8 appears to be the next target. Sigh. Better get to the Kiwi soon before it disappears.

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