Since I won’t be updating this site for awhile (see my previous post), I thought I’d leave my Instagram feed here, because that will be updated regularly. And please visit my portfolio site, where you can also find my current photo blog.
I started this blog in October, planning to document my experiment with nomadic, minimal travel—to post photos but also write articles about my travels, including advice for other would-be voyagers—but so far it’s been all photographs and no travel guides, and since I already have a photo blog (PictureDujour.com) that I’ve been posting to since 2008, I’ve decided to simplify things and do all my photo blogging, travel or not, at Picturedujour.com. All the photos I’ve posted here so far will remain, and I’ve also incorporated them into the other blog.
At some point I very well may get to writing here about how I access my digital photo archives while I’m abroad, which gear I brought with me, and the like, but until then this blog will be on hold, and PictureDujour.com will be updated regularly.
Happy New Year! Here’s a turtle spitting at a disgruntled naked child. This is a detail of the strangely wonderful Hochgurtel Fountain, which can be found right next to the Royal Exhibition Building; both were built for the 1880 Melbourne International Exhibition, in Carlton Gardens.
This is Bu Yost, congenial proprietor of the record store/secondhand shop he calls the “Trading Post (strange but not true).” Thanks to Sam, a Canadian expat living in Chiang Mai, who DJs here and collects Thai records, for introducing me to this place (check out Sam’s excellent blog, Archive of Southeast Asian Music.)
Here are pictures from a week ago, shot during the Yi Peng Festival here in Chiang Mai, Thailand. There was a parade, but I only saw people and floats standing still, presumably waiting for instructions to begin? I don’t know, I shot for at least an hour, and never saw the parade roll. It did start to rain heavily; some of these photographs show parade participants getting shelter nearby.
Yes, that child is on a leash, and yes, those do appear to be Mormons in a country that’s nearly 95% Buddhist; there’s an LDS church in Chiang Mai.