Monday, November 30, 2009

Only In Thailand!!

Into the small town of Samut Songkhram, near the mouth of the Mae Klong River about 75 kilometres south-west of Bangkok, Thailand, there's a unique outdoor market - held directly over railway tracks.

Several times a day, as the train pulls into town, stallholders draw back their awnings, then move all the fresh produce out of harm's way.


It's back to business as usual as soon as the train leaves. Watch how this ritual takes place in a matter of minutes, without chaos or concern.


Buckeroomama said...

I love this! All in a day's work. :)

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

That's true dedication. That would be a pain for me to have to prepare each time for the train to arrive.

Once A Mother said...

unbelievable. i don't know that i would want to buy a squash that a train had just run over. what a tremendous amount of work to take that down each time the train passes.

blueviolet said...

I just can't imagine having to keep moving it back and forth!

Hanna said...

I guess you just play with the cards you were dealt ;)

Thanks for the comment on my blog!

Jennifer said...

Simply incredible! I couldn't even imagine doing that! I get irritated when I have to move a picture frame out of the way when I have to dust a shelf! LOl!

Frugal Vicki said...

Oh my gosh! How crazy is that? I would be terrified to go shopping!

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