PHOTO: Distinct Door in Chiang Mai

Today's daily feature photo is of a rather distinct looking door we noticed in our neighborhood where we're currently based in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Today’s daily feature photo is of a rather distinct looking door we noticed in our neighborhood where we’re currently based in Chiang Mai, Thailand. We love our apartment in Chiang Mai for many reasons, but few are as important as the neighborhood in which we are situated. With plenty of fresh bakeries and sleepy cafes our cravings are moments away from receiving their fix. When we take the time to wander around our neighborhood, we notice monks clad in saffron robes, distinct Buddhist temples and locals leisurely bicycling around. Overall, it’s an eclectic mix of farangs (foreigners) and Thai locals. I have to admit I’m a sucker for taking photos of doors and/or laundry. I just personally find it fascinating how people lock their homes and hang their clothes out to try. In Canada, aside from in the summer, drying machines and washing machines are the choice of many; however, in Asia (especially SE Asia) where the weather tends to be warmer, you can see clothes hanging out to dry anywhere you go. This particular door was fascinating for its pointy end; I took the photo with my telephoto lens to specifically focus on this area and blur out the rest of the background. This is a travel image from Chiang Mai, Thailand. To view more photos from our neighborhood in Chiang Mai click on the door, as it will surely let you in ;)

 

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Jo (The Blond) July 10, 2013 at 6:31 am

I like the photo and that the background is so blurry! an interesting take on a very trivial subject :) I hope your life in Chaing Mai is good. I’m also moving there soon (in January). Can’t wait!

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Heather July 10, 2013 at 3:17 pm

The right neighborhood can make all the difference! I’ve been so captivated by all the laundry hanging around Shanghai I recently posted a photo essay on the subject. Of course, the Shanghainese have some rather unusual drying methods. http://www.ferretingoutthefun.com/2013/06/28/snapshot-laundry-day/

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Julio Moreno August 19, 2013 at 2:51 pm

I have a weird tendency to judge a whole house by its door, so I love this pic!

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