Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Wood Street, Bangkok

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We've known about 'Wood Street' for as long as we've been here. In our early days expats would say wisely 'if you want furniture, you should go to Wood Street.' They said it knowingly even though I'd put money on them never having been. Crumbs, I've even done it myself.

Now I can say it knowingly even though it took us five years to go...

We took the MRT (underground) to Bang Su and then in the drizzle we tried to follow our map. (Ha ha ha ha.) We walked for miles in the wrong direction and then got a taxi to the right place (Prachanarumit Road.)

Here are a few photos...



12 comments:

SpiralSkies said...

Gosh, how wonderfully fiddlesome... is the air full of woody smells too?

I'm not laughing at 'Bang Su', oh no. I am very grown up today. *Sniggers*

Amy Hauschild said...

Lovely to find interesting markets!
My sister (taught at international school) and her husband lived in Cairo for 4 years there were some beautiful markets there too! Thanks for your post, yes funny coincidences!
I'm a member of a book club, great way to meet people, English speakers...I am currently working on a children's book, this might take forever!!
:) Amy

Megan K. Bickel said...

Oh that looks so cool! What a wealth of pattern and texture! I could roam around there all day.

Debs said...

I would love to go there, but wouldn't know where to start.

Lisa Potts said...

Oh, how beautiful. I hope you enjoyed yourself after you finally made it there!

Queenie said...

Some guys have alder fun. Some of those bits and bobs wood spruce up your apartment no end; I bet they're very poplar.

Chris Stovell said...

Wow! My dad was a carpenter so I can imagine the smell of Wood Street.

LilyS said...

Great montage JJ x

Grandpa said...

Hi Jenny, even in our own place sometimes visitors discover some places first before we locals do!

Those are really nice carvings - I haven't learned how to assemble photos (well taken by the way) in that manner yet.

Has your hubby tried one of those 'ready-in 24 hours' suit yet?

Grandpa said...

Jenny, I've left a comment in your previous post too

Ragged Thread Cartographer said...

Gorgeous, just gorgeous. Could gorge on that stuff all day. Esp the dragons. Would look great on the kitchen wall.
Brill blog. Just found it. If you see someone delving back, might be me.

Jenny Beattie said...

Spiralskies, ha; you're such a bad girl.

Amy, thanks for coming by. More coincidences too.

Megan, me too. I'm looking forward to going back and doing the other half.

Debs, we started at one end... but we stopped in the middle when we found the furniture we were after. There was the other half of the road AND the other side of the road still to do!

Lisa, it was a fabulous trip in spite of the rain.

Queenie, lol, have you been reading too much Boonie?

Chris, yes; it was gorgeous smelling.

Lily, Thank you.

Grandpa, thank you. Yes, that's very true. Husband has had suits made here but not at a 24 hour place. He was recommended somewhere.

Ragged Thread, thank you. I like yours too. I loved the story of the 'fire;' gripping.