The Bangkok Transit System (or BTS) starts around dawn and ends at 11:00pm (23:00). Late in the evening the stations are pretty quiet places where you can steal some comparatively quiet moments if you time it right. The header photo today was taken near closing time at Sala Daeng where I'd just come from a welcome end-of-the-day foot massage.
I love to stop and gaze down from the passenger loading platform to the streets, parks, shopping malls and residential areas - and have, frequently. The station guards are more relaxed when they don't have people bunched up at the loading and unloading points and no one to blast a short whistle trill at when they stray over the yellow safety line. The 7-11 above is one of two right near the Chong Nonsi station.
The folks inside the trains are (understandably) usually tired and quiet at that hour, too: making the final push toward home, family and maybe a late snack before showering and bedtime. The train was rounding a curve in the shot above, giving you a slightly different view into the car ahead of us.
Above is a view down Naratiwat Road, showing the East side of the Chong Nonsi station and the same 7-11 store down below. On the other side of the station and down the street just a few dozen steps is one of my favorite places to stay in Bangkok: the Om Yim Lodge - a place long overdue for a review. With luck I can make that happen tomorrow.