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Bunrueang Rit Road, Chiang Mai

Woman holding acoustic guitar, riding on a scooter behind a man. Chiang Mai, Thailand. Photo by Jim Newberry.

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Yi Peng Festival in Chiang Mai: Sky Lanterns

Loy Krathong is the Thai festival that takes place during the full moon on the twelfth month, according to the Thai lunar calendar. Chiang Mai’s version of this celebration is called Yi Peng, and involves launching paper hot-air balloons called sky lanterns. This is one of the most enchanting, magical events I’ve ever laid eyes on. All over the city locals and tourists ignite the lanterns, hold them above their heads while they fill with hot air, and then release them into the night sky, which becomes dotted with hundreds or thousands of flickering, glowing lights like gigantic fireflies.

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Thin White Duchess: cat with mismatched eyes

White cat with different colored eyes in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Photo by Jim Newberry.
I ran into this beauty hanging loose at a Chiang Mai street market; as you can see, like the Thin White Duke, her eyes are mismatched (though Bowie’s eyes are the same color; it’s the pupil size that’s different).

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Colors and shapes

Thinking about color and geometry in Chiang Mai.

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Restaurant wall

Restaurant interior wall in Chiang Ma, Thailand. Photo by Jim Newberry.

Interior restaurant wall, Chiang Mai. I believe that’s King Bhumibol Adulyadej (Rama IX) portrayed three times, and Phra Bat Somdet Phra Poraminthra Maha Chulalongkorn Phra Chunla Chom Klao Chao Yu Hua (Rama V) in the upper/center/right.

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Chiang Mai Zoo

Boy next to mechanical dinosaur at Chiang Mai Zoo. Photo by Jim Newberry.

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Velvet Underground homage?

Velvet Underground & Nico album cover.

I can’t figure out if this is an homage to Andy Warhol and the VU’s debut album or not, what do you think? Saw it next to a restaurant in Chiang Mai. Rest in peace Lou Reed!

Painted banana on a wall in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Photo by Jim Newberry.

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Inside Chiang Mai’s Warorot Market

I recently posted photographs shot in the Warorot Market area (also known as Kad Luang); these pictures were taken inside Warorot Market proper (the shopping mall of that name), which has convenient balconies, perfect for shooting bird’s-eye views.

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Chiang Mai: corner of the old city

Motorbikes in Chiang Mai's old city. Photo by Jim Newberry.

This is the northwest corner of Chiang Mai’s old city; those are 700 year old walls in the background.

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Warorot Market, Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai’s Warorot Market area is one of my favorite neighborhoods I’ve found there so far. It’s vibrant and photogenic and a lot less touristy than other areas in the city.