Daily Archives: January 7, 2009

Aerial Views of Old Bangkok

I like looking at old photos of Bangkok. It is interesting to see how some things have changed. While others things are much the same. These are some interesting aerial photos of Bangkok from Life magazine taken by Dmitri Kessel in 1950. The first one is the Marble Temple.

The next one is looking down towards the Democracy Monument. Khao San Road is off to the left. Notice a lack of traffic which is very strange.

This next photo of Bangkok from the air looks very much like Wong Wian Yai on the Thonburi side. This is a very busy roundabout. Strange again to see it so quiet.

I am not sure about these last two photos. It is obviously a major canal. This one above has a lot of boat traffic. Please post a comment if you can help identify these pictures. Over at www.thaicultureblogs.com, I recently posted some old pictures of a Traffic Jam in 1950’s Bangkok.