Songkran 2012 – The Horror…..the horror (7 images and walking home in damp socks)
For a few days around this time of year every year, the streets of Thailand run red with the blood of the innocent and deserving alike. Well, blood, or water that mixed with some red colouring along the way. It could be any other colour or even remain crystal clear (unlikely-ly) but that wouldn’t be as dramatic now would it? No.
The Thai new year that is Songkran is responsible for said madness and not even the children are spared from its blind wrath. They lurk around corners armed to the teeth with colourful plastic guns and paint, hopped up on banana fritters and sheer adrenaline and spare no-one.
He was all dressed up; doesn’t matter got wet.
She was carrying groceries; doesn’t matter got wet.
He had a fancy camera; doesn’t matter got wet.
But she was 90 years old; still wet.
(to the tune of “i just had sex” – Lonely Island ft. Akon)
So taking these shots from a safe distance and with a big stick handy….SUK SAN WAN SONGKRAN!
Not to be morbid in a celebratory moment, but is it just me or does this come to mind here? (click the blue part, graphic imagery within beware)