Running errands recently, there were many interesting things to see:
The pedestrian bridge connecting the Asoke BTS Skytrain station with the far side of the Sukhumvit/Asoke intersection is nearing completion, a six-month project that will increase pedestrian safety hugely.
Above: The bridge will connect to the Exchange Tower on the southeast corner of the intersection. I think it will also have an outlet in front of the new Interchange 21 Tower in the northeast corner. Below: Looking east from the Asoke BTS Skytrain station along Sukhumvit towards the Asoke intersection.
Driving back from Fortune Town (visiting my lawyers regarding my work permit), traffic was heavy on Asoke between Rama IX and Petchaburi. Partly attributable to this fender bender, below. Thai motor vehicle code states that vehicles must remain in place until the police or the insurance agents have arrived and documented the scene. Considering the number of small fender benders that occur, this delay in clearing the road causes unnecessary traffic congestion.
Look how close the cars are packed below.
Funny sticker on the back of a pickup truck, below.
Construction on the Airport Express train line is making progress, supposedly going to be completed by the end of this year. (Fat chance!) Here, they are building the segment outside the terminal station which will become a bridge across Asoke Road. More pictures when they begin building that bridge.
After so much errand-running, it was homemade vegetarian calzone for dinner with a healthy whole wheat crust.