Bangkok Soi Wanit 2

 

West of the Chareonkrung road before it dives into Chinatown is a narrow street, Soi Wanit 2, home to light engineering, car engine parts, and scrap metal. The air reeks of oil with shop units given over to heaps of blackened scrap. Under a hot bright sky men labour in ink black wells of shadow. There is contrast, too, in the poor conditions where no litter sullies the street.