Between the spasms of human suffering, I took a pause late one morning to wander the Hua Lamphong train station. Having served Bangkok as the primary train station for 100 years, it will soon be replaced, by the new Bang Sue station in the coming months. This will be the largest transport center in SE Asia.
Despite its waning days, fresh landscaping still abounds at everywhere, including at the end of track #4.
Aging though it may be, Hua Lamphong has loads of early 19th century charm. High arched metal roof which must sound extraordinary ambient in a monsoon. Sooted skylights softening the light. Colonial, yet asian accents honoring king and country.
Never seen this in an airport, but here at the train stain there was a line 3 people deep at these two machines. Not sure why Ganesh’s fortunes cost twice as much, so I sprung for the scary hermit with a stick. He looked more legit. I was hoping for word that fortunes would improve. But I guess you get what you pay for.