The protests at Suvarnabhumi are in denouement. I had no problems as I flew two weeks ago, but it did help me to realise the volatility of the situation there, which I actually didn’t appreciate when I was there, which probably has a lot to do with the way I travelled. It happened that I wanted to post these. I wonder what the same spots looked like with people stranded in them.
Suvarnabhumi is one of those space-age hubs and the architecture of the place is quite impressive. The international terminal swallows you whole in its extravagance, which probably has a lot to do with its high-end commercial retail excesses. But I stayed away from that photographically (I stayed away from most things photographically). I like the symmetry and simplicitiy of an international hub at 5 am. I wish I had done more there with the camera – airports are great places to work on your collection of images of liminal space.