Not So Welcoming Door • Thursday Doors

Not so welcoming door • Thursday Doors cropped

‘Not So Welcoming Door’ is the entry for this week’s Thursday Doors, which is hosted by Norm 2.0. To say he’s got a ‘thing’ for doors is a bit of an understatement…

Not so welcoming door • Thursday Doors
Not so welcoming door • Thursday Doors

The sign may say ‘Welcome!’, the look in the tenant’s says something completely different…

For my previous Thursday Doors submission, see this.

Bangkok Tuk-Tuk Light • #JanuaryLight

Psychedelic Ride • Tuesday Photo Challenge portrait

Bangkok Tuk-Tuk Light • #JanuaryLight was originally posted here. The initial photo-prompt brought back memories of this ride in a Bangkok tuk-tuk. I was in a bit of a hurry that time, and had told the driver to ‘hurry hurry, chop chop’. It didn’t fell on deaf man’s ears so to speak; switching lanes continuously while doing 70 km/h, running red lights etc. etc.

Bangkok Tuk-Tuk Light square
Bangkok Tuk-Tuk Light

All the time Jim Morrison was squealing loudly on the sound system ‘Riders on the storm’, on repeat that is. After it had come on for the third time, it popped into my head that Jim Morrison had died at 27. And somehow I realized my time hadn’t come yet. And while still needing both hands to keep myself from falling off, I relaxed. A bit.

After tipping him handsomely for getting me there on time, I asked him why that song was on repeat. Smilingly he answered he liked the line ‘There’s a killer on the road…’

It sure was the most psychedelic ride of my life. Especially with those Bangkok Tuk-Tuk lights flashing at the beat of the music. Felt like I had been eating some magic mushrooms.

Of note: this photo was taken with an iPhone 4 and is the original. I haven’t tweaked or color corrected it in post!

This Bangkok Tuk-Tuk Light post is for the #JanuaryLight Challenge.
For a peek at my previous submission in this challenge, click here. Or simply use the menu on the side.

Psychedelic Ride • Tuesday Photo Challenge

Psychedelic Ride • Tuesday Photo Challenge portrait

Psychedelic Ride • Tuesday Photo Challenge is my submission into Dutch goes the Photo challenge – Transport. Frank’s photo of the brought back memories of this ride in a Bangkok tuk-tuk. I was in a bit of a hurry that time, and had told the driver to ‘hurry hurry, chop chop’. It didn’t fell on deaf man’s ears so to speak; switching lanes continuously while doing 70 km/h, running red lights etc. etc.

Psychedelic Ride • Tuesday Photo Challenge

All the time Jim Morrison was squealing loudly on the sound system ‘Riders on the storm’, on repeat that is. After it had come on for the third time, it popped into my head that Jim Morrison had died at 27. And somehow I realized my time hadn’t come yet. And while still needing both hands to keep myself from falling off, I relaxed. A bit.

After tipping him handsomely for getting me there on time, I asked him why that song was on repeat. Smilingly he answered he liked the line ‘There’s a killer on the road…’

It sure was the most psychedelic ride of my life…

Of note: this photo was taken with an iPhone 4 and is the original. I haven’t tweaked or color corrected it in post!

For a peek at my previous submissions in this Tuesday Photo Challenge, click on Fantasy, Peace, Glow, Mist, Common or Moroccan Portal.

WARNING: Window on nudity • Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #79

Window with a view 1 •Lens-Artists #79

Having lived on the border of the infamous Red Light District in Amsterdam for years, this edition of Lens-Artists Photo Challenge – a window with a view – took me immediately back to that period. Pounds upon pounds of female flesh – sitting or standing behind windows – gazed upon by either largely male or tourist crowds. When living there, there’s is absolutely no sexual lure whats however. Instead I learned much of these ladies’ first names, and from some even their background on my walks from where I had parked my car to home. Waving to them, chatting with them and even having coffee with them. But rest assured, that was as far as my interactions with these ladies went.

WARNING: Window on nudity

But rather than photograph them, which feels kind of cheap and easy, I found the below picture in my files. It reminded me of a stupid little ‘joke’ of one male duck saying to another when the bouncer of a strip club had refused them: ‘let’s go to China Town. They display the ladies nude there in the window of restaurants’. You’re not laughing…good…always thought this was a little too pathetic to become so popular is those days.

Window with a view 1 • Lens-Artists #79
Waiting to become a Peking Duck

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