Walking down the main street was no fun, so I decided to take another side street. The alley I entered in Bangkok was a shopping street lined with many shops. I did not see any shops that had closed their shutters, and this shopping street seemed to be thriving. In Thailand, where the population is not aging, closed shopping streets like those in Japan may be an urban legend. The narrow alleys are roofed, making it easy to shop even when it rains, but they are dimly lit. Shopkeepers worked in the dim light. Few people were walking and the alley was quiet.
Eventually, I came to a Western clothing store that was next door. Both stores had women's clothing on display in their windows. The items sold were similar. I was worried about whether they could do business side by side. They must have a strong rivalry.
There was a cart selling snacks in front of the two stores. A stately woman was standing by the cart. I stopped and held up my camera, and the woman noticed me and looked at my camera with interest in the silence.
|Aug 2018 PEOPLE THAILAND
|ALLEYWAY BANGKOK DIMNESS FOOD STALL SMILE WHEEL WOMAN
August 14, 2018
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