Sunday, 4 August 2013

A Place in the Shade, Saint Laurence Church and Street Food Cart

"A Place in the Shade" :- A couple of deckchairs lie in wait for the weary beneath Eastbourne Pier on the south coast of England. It had been a very hot and humid afternoon down on the promenade and beach. I decided to take a walk down to the waters edge when I spotted these chairs that had been placed in the shadow and shade of the pier. I instantly knew they'd make for a good image so whipped out the camera and grabbed the shot! Oh I do like to be beside the seaside...

"Saint Laurence's Church" :- This is the Church of St Laurence's in the ancient village of Telscombe located in Sussex, England. The village itself huddles around the church which has a 10th-century foundation with a 13th-century font. The church you see in here was largely rebuilt and decorated in the 20th century. The village is less than two miles (3 km) from the south coast but there is no public road linking the village with the coastal part of the parish and is only accessible by a winding dead end road at Southease near Newhaven. The population of the village is under 50 people.

"Street Food Cart" :- A Thai couple work at their mobile street food cart on the junction of Moon Muang Road Lane (Soi) 1 and Mitrpranee Road in the city of Chiang Mai in Northern Thailand. I often bought food from them and sometimes we'd order a fried fish from them for the next day which would be delivered to our door by the lady in the blue hat on her bicycle. She always wore a big smile. In this image she's actually tending to the chicken and fish frying on the side of the cart. The man behind the cart is chopping vegetables in preparation in order to make Som Tam (Thai: ส้มตำ) which is a spicy salad made from shredded unripe papaya. Aside from the papaya the dish also contains Chili, Sugar, Garlic, Lime, Fish sauce, Dried shrimp and Brined Crabs (local salted black crabs found in the flooded rice fields and canals), Shrimp paste, Pla ra / padaek (a traditional condiment made from pickled or fermented fish that has been cured), Tomatoes, Yardlong beans, Hog Plums and Raw Thai eggplant. I tried some once...nearly blew my head off as it was severely spicy.

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