Monthly Archives: December 2009

2010 Calendar available to buy

It suddenly dawned on me that 2010 is just around the corner and that I had plans to produce a 2010 calendar. As I am on the road I cannot mass produce and print my own calendar so I chose the very good services of Redbubble.com. The calendar is titled Wide Open Spaces and features a glimpse into my art from Australia, Denmark, Namibia and Borneo. Here is a preview of the cover, click image to purchase calendar directly on Redbubble:

FBJ calendar-wide-open-spaces

Each page features a large size print and then well, the calendar for that month of course!

FBJ calendar -wide-open-spaces august

RedBubble calendars are printed on a Kodak NEXPRESS. The cover and all pages are printed on 200gsm high quality satin art paper. The calendars have a hanger and white wire binding. It is A3 size (297x420mm, or 11.69×16.54"). Buying from Redbubble is safe and secure and they offer a money back guarantee if you are unhappy with your purchase. Click here to order. I hope you feel like purchasing my 2010 calendar and will enjoy my work. Do get back to me if you have any questions or comments!

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100,000 views – thank you!

A few days ago it appears the hit counter for my blog passed 100,000. It is just a number but still, a good time to thank you all for following my blog! When I started this blog in June 2007 I just needed somewhere to post pictures and travel stories for friends to read – never did I imagine where it would take me!

100,000 x thank you in all the languages I know!
Tak, thanks, danke schön, selamat pagi, khob kun khrap, beier dankie, asante!

Ramkanphaeng Boat and Ticketeers

By far the easiest and funniest way to get around Bangkok from the Ramkanphaeng area is using the canal boats. Full throttle pedal to the medal they get you up and down the canal in no time! The boats run at great speed and as they pass each other up and down the canal remember to pull the cord to raise the blue striped plastic cover on the side of the boat – or you may find yourself soaked by a big wave. To keep the speed up the boats stop for just 3-4 seconds and hardly even stand still at every stop. You have to be quick and agile to jump on and off quickly and hopefully avoid a swim in the canal! The canal boats also offer an interesting very different view of Bangkok and the suburbs.

Ramkanphaeng canal boat

The boats are staffed by these incredibly skilled ‘Ticketeers’ (my word for lack of a better one). Wearing helmets they run and jump around the boat in perfect balance, collecting money, handing out tickets and helping people on and off in the 3-4 seconds where the boat lies reasonably still at the stops. They are a great fun to watch, I am a big Ticketeer fan!

Ramkanphaeng boat ticketeer

Ending with another street scene from where I lived. Notice the power lines, how they ever get these to work is mind boggling!

Ramkanphaeng street and power lines

When they actually have to repair these it is incredibly they ever find the right power line. Also; watch for hanging live wires – could give you a bit more energy than you would like!

Randomness

  • I am now based in Chiang Mai, have my flat and an outstanding 10th floor view from my balcony overlooking Chiang Mai and all the way to the hills where the sun rises every morning and the weather is perfect.
  • This means I am sorta taking it slowly, finding my feet, will be a bit before I get to landscapes (this is probably hardest on myself as I have little patience!) so for now it is just my average travel photography I post. Last 4 months = hectic. So my balcony is presently my favourite place in the world I must admit.