Quintessentially Isaan (Photos)

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Re: Quintessentially Isaan (Photos)

Post by monkeyman » January 20, 2017, 1:51 pm

pic speaks for itself :D
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Post by stattointhailand » January 20, 2017, 2:00 pm

Only in Isaan would you take your shoes off BEFORE walking the 200 or so yds down the concrete path
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Re: Quintessentially Isaan (Photos)

Post by FrazeeDK » January 20, 2017, 3:57 pm

the shoe racks are at the head of the bridge with a sign advising everyone to remove their shoes...
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Re: Quintessentially Isaan (Photos)

Post by stattointhailand » January 20, 2017, 4:21 pm

But (being Isaan :-k ) there is no sign at the foot of the bridge, so most take their shoes off there, and walk barefoot on the hot or wet concrete :lol:

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Post by Shado » January 20, 2017, 5:56 pm

If it the same place I'm thinking of (Wat Kham Chanot) there are a couple of signs, (the small white signs on each of the small buildings) that says to "leave shoes here". If it is another location, I wouldn't know.

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Post by Shado » January 20, 2017, 6:08 pm

Here's a better shot of the sign.

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Re: Quintessentially Isaan (Photos)

Post by Barney » January 21, 2017, 9:17 am

Today the locals are fighting and is always good viewing but not on your front entrance.

Don't see this everyday.
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Post by parrot » February 19, 2017, 6:43 pm

Seems like a trip to the jungle market at ฺBan Hui Deuah (บ้านห้วยเดือ) is the perfect neighborhood to find another quintessentially Isaan photo. Today, on our way back to Kilo 18, near the market, we spotted this fella pulling a well-endowed boar behind his Honda Dream, probably on the way to/from making some gilt or sow a happy camper. I'd just love to see the reaction of some US cop to such a thing.
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Re: Quintessentially Isaan (Photos)

Post by Barney » August 13, 2017, 2:45 pm

My GF says that there have been quite a few butterflies around of late especially on her herb garden.

She got a shot yesterday of this big boy. Those buckets are at least 6 inches across.
Quite a nice specimen.
Any one else noticed Butterflies.
Take some photos if you have the time and submit.
A healthy garden environment will always attract critters like Butterfies and especially frogs.
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Re: Quintessentially Isaan (Photos)

Post by parrot » August 13, 2017, 3:46 pm

Somewhere in my mass of google pics, I have several photos of butterflies taken in our yard over the years. Although this doesn't qualify as a butterfly, it's my favorite butterfly-like insect......an atticus atlas, atlas moth. A before and after photo. For some reason, the caterpillars only feast on our santol trees......the moths come out, mate, and fly away.
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Re: Quintessentially Isaan (Photos)

Post by the-monk » August 13, 2017, 4:24 pm

You are 100 % right , this year has brought out a huge harvest of bugs, butterflies, bees, wasps, Etc. So much so that for the first year in a long time, the longan tree, the pomegranate tree, the passion fruit vines, the GAC fruit vines all bloomed and now bear fruits. The butterflies seem to affectionate the Butterfly bushes and the MOK ( Moke ) plants.

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in the MOKE
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Re: Quintessentially Isaan (Photos)

Post by pf-flyer » August 14, 2017, 1:41 pm

Village Life.

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Re: Quintessentially Isaan (Photos)

Post by parrot » August 22, 2017, 3:41 pm

You can always tell when someone 'important' is going up in flames at the temple just down the way from our home. There'll be a boom....with a flutter of smaller booms, followed by a 8 or 9 gun salute of more big booms. A few days ago, at precisely 2:30ish (Thai time), the booms interrupted our otherwise peaceful Sunday afternoon.
Normal visible signs of a funeral are the small triangular foil flags that line the street approaching the temple. Only when we passed by the next day, we saw these quintessentially Isaan flowers, still looking as fresh as the day they were harvested.
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Re: Quintessentially Isaan (Photos)

Post by parrot » September 10, 2017, 1:59 pm

I was going to take a photo of the vendor at the jungle market dipping her hand into the cow placenta to give it a good stir.......but decided the photo below, taken at the same market, would be an equally good quintessentially Isaan photo.
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Re: Quintessentially Isaan (Photos)

Post by vidmaster » September 10, 2017, 2:01 pm

And this is typical also
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