Tourists were all pointing their cameras at the train as it entered the Mae Klong Railway Market

Train running in Mae Klong Railway Market

Train running in Mae Klong Railway Market

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Finally, it was time for the train to run on the tracks of the Mae Klong Railroad Market. As I walked through the long and narrow market, an announcement suddenly rang out. Even though I couldn't understand what it was saying because it was in Thai, I knew immediately that it was an announcement about the arrival of the train.

The people working in the marketplace lifted their heavy arms in response to the announcement. They were putting up the shelters that had been put up on the tracks, and beginning to clean up the stores so that the goods on display would not be run over by the train. I couldn't help but feel a surge of excitement. Once everything that had been on the tracks had been cleared away, the only people standing there were tourists like me. The locals seemed to be sitting in their stores quietly waiting for the train to run past. It's a daily event, so they are not particularly interested. In the far right of the photo, there is another man boringly waiting for the train to pass by.

After a while, a train appeared on the other side of the tracks. The train was running very slowly. Partly because it was close to the station, but also because it was too dangerous to speed through such a dense area. There were not only stores but also many spectators standing beside the tracks.

The train came through the crowded stores. I was very happy to see this scene of a train running through the market. If you look closely, you can see that there is still fruit left on the side of the tracks, but the shopkeepers are not paying attention. The shopkeepers didn't care about the fruit, which was fine because it would pass under the train.

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PHOTO DATA

No

10648

Shooting Date

Sep 2017

Posted On

July 15, 2018

Modified On

May 31, 2022

Place

Mae Klong, Thailand

Genre

Street Photography

Camera

SONY ALPHA 7R II

Lens

SONNAR T* FE 55MM F1.8 ZA

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