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Old Coconut Plantation

Sometimes , when out exploring this wonderful World, you happen upon some unique and almost forgotten places.

Places still lived on, or in, but a shadow of what they used to be. Sometimes as in this case , the shadow gets bigger, or should that be taller!

whilst out on a photography project , I saw this old Coconut plantation, dotted with Banana trees too, and went for a walk of serene calmness and natural beauty. A oasis of green in the busy town.

Worth sharing, i thought so....

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Phuket Philatelic Museum

From my recent visit of the smaller and sometimes overlooked places of Interest in Old Town Phuket
As an ex Royal Mail postwoman from around 2011, I a always interested now in not only the architecture, but the history of any given countries
postal system. After all it was one of the first methods of communication between different communities.

Phuket Town has one that might interest you. The Phuket Philatelic Museum is located in an old district of Phuket Town in a building from the year 1920.

Once inside the so-called Post Museum, you can see the same machines and layout of the office as it was nearly a century ago. There are old stamp and packing machines, and even telephones displayed as they were a century ago. There are post boxes for in-house mail and mailboxes for homes, mail scales, and some of the stamp metering equipment is still there. You can see some of the old stamps they used in the early part of the twentieth century. If inclined, there are stamps available for purchase as souvenirs of the old Phuket Post Museum (or Philatelic Museum).

The Phuket Post Museum is located an 80-year-old building on Montri Road (the original signage still adorns the old Sino-Portuguese style building which was built in 1930, saved from demolition in the 1990’s and then opened as a museum in late 2004) close to the main Phuket Post Office in Phuket Town, on the east side of Phuket Island, and is open during regular weekday business hours starting at 9 am.

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Abandoned Villa Old Town Phuket

So another in my Urban exploration series, this time the abandoned Villa, in Old Town Phuket.

Built around 100 years ago this sadly empty and decaying building is left. Surrounded by some out buildings and what would have been servants quarters.

The building is securely padlocked at all entrances to the ground floor, I suspect that as much of the main roof section has gone the upper floors maybe rotten beyond repair and very dangerous!

Windows are closed and I managed to push one open a little to get a peek inside. Tantalising glimpses of what was before.

You can get around to the side and the rear of this building, the back, backs onto a water culvert so not practical to enter through there either. Judging by the undergrowth, i wouldn't want to bet on the local friendly snakes either.

So instead I just looked at what I could and wishing I could restore it to what it used to be.

On a prime piece f land in the center of the Old Town in Phuket, it looks like there will be a long wait before that if ever comes up for sale!
This location is open and public;
Shared route
From Siam Commercial Bank, 59 Ratsada Rd, Talat Nuea, Mueang Phuket District, Phuket 83000 to 100 Ratsada Rd, Tambon Talat Nuea, Amphoe Mueang Phuket, Chang Wat Phuket 83000 via ถนน รัษฎา.
1 min (200 m)
1 min in current traffic
1. Head west on ถนน รัษฎา toward ซอย ประดิษฐ์
2. Turn left
3. Arrive at location: 100 Ratsada Rd
For the best route in current traffic visit https://maps.app.goo.gl/EKF8YTPpEY2TF...

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Peaceful Moments from Karon Beach – Phuket

So as part of my ongoing self managing therapy, I photograph, a lot, and I have a lot of images from that. Some i make into what I hope are useful , “this is a nice place to visit and this is what you will see” slideshows on YouTube.

Then there are these, peaceful moments which I post for people who like me have worked out that we all need 5 minutes of the day just to stop and think of nothing else in this world, but to stop! and give our minds just a break at least once a day from all the things that push us too hard, Life! I weave them into these peaceful moments using images and appropriate music to help the mind switch off from the rest of the World.

I hope you find them as helpful as I do…. and the added bonus you see some beautiful places of where I have been.

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Fruits De Mer- In Chalong- Phuket

On of the things about living on an Island is that your diet options expand to fresh fish!

I finally got to visiting one of my local food/morning markets and what a treat, not only the usual fruit/veg/meat but a fabulous array of shellfish and fish. Fresh from the mornings fisherman.

There are a few of these in Phuket, this is not a tourist market but a real working market for local people in Chalong.

A great place to see what there is .....and great some photography in too!

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