Twilight on the Chao Phraya River

Heavenly shades of night are falling

I have yet to see a postcard from Thailand that is anything less than stunning, but this one from Bangkok is in a class by itself. In fact, according to the card, this photo by Phisit Senanansakun is the winner of the second “Amazing Thailand Through the Lens” Contest. I don’t know what that is, but this photo certainly deserves honors.

We're gonna need a bigger boat

Almost as remarkable as the photo is the 9-baht stamp used on this postcard, which depicts a royal barge (on the same river, no less) and is nearly as long as the postcard itself!

The smaller stamp depicts someone called “Theng”, the Jester, and inexplicably celebrates International Letter Writing Week 2008. Perhaps Theng used his off-hours to write to his penpals and complain about the daily grind. Maybe you should use your off-hours to check out the other blogs celebrating Postcard Friendship Friday today!

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9 Responses

  1. Christine says:

    That’s wonderful…and the stamp is amazing. I look at the picture and I wonder what the vantage point was…a tall building? a helicopter? In any case, it’s almost like being there. Thanks.


  2. postcardy says:

    The stamp is really impressive.

  3. viridian says:

    Wow great photo – and what a stamp!!!! Yowsa.

  4. Robin says:

    Love the postcards….great bursts of color…..
    I love the stamps as well.

    Have a beautiful weekend

  5. Wonderful view, and the stamps are great too!

  6. Great vantage point for the photo-taking but also a special lens I believe.
    Evelyn in Montreal

  7. Beth says:

    How very lovely. The sunset’s reflection upon the river is exquisite. Just beautiful. Happy PFF!

  8. Lay Hoon says:

    That sky is so gorgeous & beautiful !!!
    And the boat’s stamp as well.

  9. mischief says:


    That stamp is incredible!

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