Scenes of Life in Phitsanulok (2016) – Lomo photos, colour

Scenes of Life in Phitsanulok: market life
Scenes of Life in Phitsanulok: market life

The city of Phitsanulok, (Pits-NOH-loh) in central Thailand is a workaday, very “normal” city, a capital of sorts long ago, now known for some famous Buddhas (where isn’t?) and a University.

I spent time at the excellent hospitals in the city and also, frankly, because its not on the tourist circuit of party beach towns and ex-pat enclaves. I can be comfortably and obviously anonymous – Its just normal.

I travel there by train and sometimes leave by plane from the smallish airpot (where i Boeing 747 sits in disassembly on the tarmac. I usually stay for week or three at a time, undergoing medical tests, as well as receiving traditional Thai “royal court” massage and other natural treatments.

I wander through the markets (usually buy seasonal fruit), stay at the same guest house, and eat at a family-run noodle stand or the outdoor hot-pot restaurant across the street from the aforementioned Hip Inn.

What follows are unedited snaps taken by a Lomo La Sardina (sardine can) camera loaded with expired film. I take photos “from the hip” to capture the hazy, vaguely watercoloured impression i feel there when wandering the lanes, streets and markets. This is all.

Scenes of Life in Phitsanulok: market food
Scenes of Life in Phitsanulok: market food

Scenes of Life in Phitsanulok: tuk-tuks wait at train station
Scenes of Life in Phitsanulok: tuk-tuks wait at train station
Scenes of Life in Phitsanulok: Vespa scooter
Scenes of Life in Phitsanulok: Vespa scooter
Scenes of Life in Phitsanulok: laneway with items
Scenes of Life in Phitsanulok: laneway with items
Scenes of Life in Phitsanulok: VW bug
Scenes of Life in Phitsanulok: VW bug
Scenes of Life in Phitsanulok: market soup
Scenes of Life in Phitsanulok: market soup
Scenes of Life in Phitsanulok: market food
Scenes of Life in Phitsanulok: market food
Scenes of Life in Phitsanulok: market items
Scenes of Life in Phitsanulok: market items
Scenes of Life in Phitsanulok: street food
Scenes of Life in Phitsanulok: street food
Scenes of Life in Phitsanulok: market meat
Scenes of Life in Phitsanulok: market meat
Scenes of Life in Phitsanulok: market eggs
Scenes of Life in Phitsanulok: market eggs
Scenes of Life in Phitsanulok: market vegetables
Scenes of Life in Phitsanulok: market vegetables
Scenes of Life in Phitsanulok: street meat
Scenes of Life in Phitsanulok: street meat and patrons
Scenes of Life in Phitsanulok: rolling by market
Scenes of Life in Phitsanulok: rolling by market
Scenes of Life in Phitsanulok: meat, grilled
Scenes of Life in Phitsanulok: meat, grilled
Scenes of Life in Phitsanulok: tank, delivered
Scenes of Life in Phitsanulok: tank, delivered
Scenes of Life in Phitsanulok: tuk-tuks waiting passengers
Scenes of Life in Phitsanulok: tuk-tuks awaiting passengers
Scenes of Life in Phitsanulok: chicken grilling and griller
Scenes of Life in Phitsanulok: chicken grilling and griller
Scenes of Life in Phitsanulok: repairing traditional musical instrument
Scenes of Life in Phitsanulok: repairing traditional musical instrument
Scenes of Life in Phitsanulok: train station entrance
Scenes of Life in Phitsanulok: train station entrance
Scenes of Life in Phitsanulok: waiting at the hospital
Scenes of Life in Phitsanulok: waiting my turn at the hospital