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Which Way photo challenge – February 12 2021

Memories of Thailand … a moment in time.

Hi all! This weekend I’m reliving our trip to this beautiful country through the hundreds of photos I took. It was and still is a memorable trip and we can’t wait to return.

On the day that I took this photo, right after exploring the Bridge over the River Kwai, our guide hurriedly bundled us into our minibus. Our next activity was a ride on the Death Railway. The carriage was painted a bright cheerful yellow inside and out. It looked a bit scuffed and worn but delightfully surprising nonetheless. It trundled in an old-fashioned way through cassava plantations, riverside resorts and small villages.

The conductor, in his peaked cap, clipped our tickets and smiled at my attempt to thank him in Thai. Tourists hung out of the windows snapping selfies and photos of the sometimes precipitous edges of the track. The ride was short and memorable.

As English photographer, Bill Brandt once said, "Photography has no rules, it is not a sport. It is the result which counts, no matter how it is achieved.”

Until it is safe to travel again, I’m making do with the memories of the moments in time that my photos evoke.  That surely epitomises the ‘result’ that Brandt talked about.

Memories of Thailand
©2021 Regina Martins

The Which Way photo challenge is all about capturing the roads, walks, trails, rails, steps, signs, etc. we move from one place to another.  You can walk on them, climb them, drive them, ride on them, as long as the specific way is visible.

Check out more of my Thailand posts:

Serenity – an experience of serenity in Thailand.

All the modes of transport we used to explore.

From temples to traffic and waterfalls.

Cheers until next weekend and wishing you a wonderful week ahead.

Which Way photo challenge – February 5 2021

The Which Way photo challenge is all about capturing the roads, walks, trails, rails, steps, signs, etc. we move from one place to another on. 

Going through my photos to enter this challenge I came across this one which reminded me of one of my trips to Portugal.

This bridge is in Lisbon, the Ponte 25 de Abril over the Tejo River. My photos are the link I have at the moment to the wonderful places I visited and want to revisit. Lisbon, of course, is a home away from home for me. 2020 and probably 2021 will represent the longest I’ve gone without visiting Lisbon – and travel in general – in the last 10 years or so.

I’m fortunate to have the photos – one look at them is enough to transport me to that day, that moment or that experience – triggering the memories.  That will have to do for now, until it’s safe to travel or I’ve received a vaccine. I suspect that those two things will occur at approximately the same time.

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©2021 Regina Martins