Elegant!

10 May 2014, TV = 775.4 hours

สีฟ้า sign on Thong Lor, in Bangkok.

สีฟ้า sign on Thong Lor, in Bangkok.

Walking down Bangkok’s Thong Lor, my attention was arrested by the elegance of this sign. I was at first surprised that the Thai should appear in English transliteration only, without any actual Thai.

But then as I looked, I realized that what I had thought to be some kind of archaic Chinese characters was actually Thai writing.

Clever and elegant!

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Note: ทองหล่อ (Thong Lor), a street in Bangkok, is also known as ซอย สุขุมวิท 55 (Sukhumvit Soi 55).

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