The sun is slowly sinking and the heat of the day is beginning to lift here in Bangkok. A breeze has spring up to bring in cool air and clear the traffic fumes. I'm sat outside another street cafe opposite Hualamphong station waiting for the light to change and colours return to the sky before getting some pictures. Like the area around any big railway station it's teeming with transients. It's a mix of Farang tourists and backpackers, plus Thais who are stocking up on food for their journey or wandering (wide eyed and confused) after arriving in the big city - which is even more confusing at the moment. Work is underway on extending the Underground Westward so the area's a building site. Footpaths and roads have been blocked or diverted, cranes dominate the skyline and 'ItalThai' branded hoardings seem to be everywhere.
As I wrote this the light changed, gifting us the most lusterous sunset after colours I've seen for a while, the sky positively glowed from horizon to horizon. Knowing that it wouldn't last long I dashed to the station only to find it frustratingly bereft of trains! (If there's one law I'd love to see repealed - it's Sod's).
Still, I managed a few shots - which will be online soon...
Meanwhile my time in Asia is coming to an end. I sorted out my return flight today which means I'll be back in the Sceptered Isle on the 12th March.