We're taking a journey. A journey into alternate pasts and speculative futures. Adventure, crime, dark comedy and sci-fi. Hot tunes fading in fast from forgotten dance halls and vintage radio. Fedora hats with a snap brim. And, of course, Gothic lurks in the narrative shadows: tippet for a tulle, the dead once again stroll amongst the decaying temple colonnades. Stories always written out of love - or perhaps necessity? Like the murder of Miss Fromm, one can never really be sure...
Saturday, 20 August 2016
Street scene from Bangkok sometime in the 1950s.
I was delighted to discover those three-wheeled rickshaws can still be found plying their trade on the Chao Praya. Check them out at the terminus of the express river boat route, Nonthaburi Pibul 3.
Neville 'Palm Trees' Palmer had a lot of respect for those guys. Always tipped big.
Oh, and BOAC stands for the British Overseas Airways Corporation which later became British Airways.