Friday, July 22, 2011

Life On The Waterways Of Bangkok

Having spent almost all of the past two days sitting in waiting rooms of a hospital I was flat out of inspiration to prepare a post when I arrived back home near dinnertime today.  My family member is going to be OK, thank you, but that still left me short for a story.

THEN... as I was checking email and a forum or two I run across a clip re-posted by a friend of mine that he'd found posted, and voila... something worthwhile to share with folks who don't frequent said forums.

These two clips are among the better available on YouTube, and they show what it might have been like to be on a riverboat on the Chao Phraya river and assorted waterways in Bangkok in the mid-1960s. I'd give my eye teeth to be able to go back the 45 years and see this myself.

This first (up top) was tagged as being from 1964, the second (below) is said to be of footage taken in 1966.

So a tip of my e-hat to my friend for bringing these to my attention, and enjoy the clips!  Back on Monday.


krobbie said...

Bao Bao,
Was very pleased to see my predecessor "Trade Keith's Bar & Restaurant" in the first clip.

You are right, it would be wonderful to have glimpsed Thailand at that time. Mind you I would have only been 10 in 1964 and even Auckland was a decent place then, even if the entertainment spectrum ran from only from the movies and B&W TV after 6pm.

Thank goodness that has since changed.


khunbaobao said...

Ha! I thought of you when I saw that sign, too.