When I was a kid growing up in rural England, our playground was the woods, cliffs, farm fields or “haunted” buildings. And we would dream up many different scenarios of a world without parents, or adults for that fact. We even got to the planning stage of running away from home, hiding food in many different locations.
Though we didn’t quite make it as far as to become runaways, but that sense of breaking away from others still remains strong in me, even as a grown up. So am I reliving my childhood, or am I simply trying to find an escape from life issues, I guess I don’t even know the answer to that.
Anyway, back to the adventure.
Trespassers like to talk about the 49 storey “Ghost Tower” on Charoenkrung Road, and though I haven’t been up myself, from the photos I’ve seen the views are pretty stunning as the building has some unique features, and also there’s the Chao Phraya River view, plus the downtown city landscape to enjoy. Unfortunately nowadays you can’t enter, and they make sure of that with wired fences and security cameras.
But there are other buildings which are begging to be explored. The Lake View group of condominiums on Bond Street in Muangthong Thani has 3 unfinished towers.
The whole purpose of the trip was actually to try my hand at taking a time lapse of the sun setting over Bangkok’s suburban area, inspired by Wiwat Changtrakul, of course, he is much better then I, plus I picked a really good day with high PM2.5 scale of 150 to capture a dusty cloud.
That’s the moon by the way.
GoPro Hero 8 camera setup on a small ledge, I was really worried the pigeons would knock it off and my camera would fall 30 floors below.
Enough talking, here is the video of the day I tried to capture a sunset.