Friday, October 5, 2012

“The Cyclist” Photograph

At traffic lights in Thailand motorcyclists always work their way to the front, each one going a little further ahead of the one before. Quite rightly, this lonely cyclist, who was brave or foolhardy enough to claim his place on the motor-clogged roads of Bangkok, had likewise got himself up front. It gave his lungs the chance of a “breather” without having motorbike exhaust pumped into his face. But then the lights turned green and he was behind it all again.

Green strikes me as an ironic colour in this case given the clouds of noxious fumes released when the lights “go green”.

Photograph taken on Sukhumvit Road, Bangkok, Thailand

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