Photographer's Note

This shot of Bangkok's famous Pak Khlong flower market I dedicate to my Brazilian friend Paoulo as he likes flowers a lot - and here are only Thai orchids in all natural colors.

This market is great in every sense. It is absolutely mind-blowing to walk through the narrow lanes surrounded by explosions of color and the fragrances that lie in layers, the scents lingering in the air and briefly clinging before being left in your wake, giving way to completely new sensations that wait for your passing. How alls these hundreds of flower merchants are able to profit? At the other hand Thailand is a land of flowers: They are wanted daily by hotels, shops, department stores, temples, and restaurants. Trying to describe the mile-long market is rather like trying to paint a picture of a sunset; so difficult, as it is the shifting of hues that makes the experience memorable.

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