morning-commute-2-title A follow up to My Morning Commute – Path One, which I posted quite a while ago.  This photo essay follows the quieter path of winding through the alleys and side neighborhoods of Pinklao on my way to the van pickup to go to work.  Some more interesting characters and overall more pleasant, so long as you are not subjected to waves of agreesive motorbike drivers who think they own the footpaths and alleys.
The corner where I decide to hug the main street or cut through the side streets. This time I'm taking the side streets.

The corner where I decide to hug the main street or cut through the side streets. This time I’m taking the side streets.

A cul-de-sac leading to some of the neighborhood homes.

A cul-de-sac leading to some of the neighborhood homes.

 
Liu Executive apartments, where some other coworkers live.

Liu Executive apartments, where some other coworkers live.

 
A small shop at the base of apartments across the alley from the Liu. Usuallly in the morning, they are fying food in a wok and occasionally drinking Leo Beers.

A small shop at the base of apartments across the alley from the Liu. Usuallly in the morning, they are fying food in a wok and occasionally drinking Leo Beers.

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A nearly blind corner in the alley barely big enough for 1.5 people. Usually right about here is where we are nearly run over by a series of motorbikes.

A nearly blind corner in the alley barely big enough for 1.5 people. Usually right about here is where we are nearly run over by a series of motorbikes.

 
The alley restaurant around the corner setting up for the day.

The alley restaurant around the corner setting up for the day.

 
Another house at the corner of a different side-alley. I've still never been down that one.

Another house at the corner of a different side-alley. I’ve still never been down that one.

A truly featureless alley leading to the main street.

A truly featureless alley leading to the main street.

 
It's quicker to cut through the parking lot of this hotel.

It’s quicker to cut through the parking lot of this hotel.

 
Various debris covering a grilled animal product (I'm not sure it's meat in the traditional sense) that opens later in the day.

Various debris covering a grilled animal product (I’m not sure it’s meat in the traditional sense) that opens later in the day.

 
The bus stop I pass. Often quite busier than this, it was thankfully easy to get through and absent of parked or cruising motorbikes this day.

The bus stop I pass. Often quite busier than this, it was thankfully easy to get through and absent of parked or cruising motorbikes this day.

 
This orange robot-looking thing is actually used to add minutes to your mobile phone.

This orange robot-looking thing is actually used to add minutes to your mobile phone.

 
Up the stairs to cross over the 8-lane road but under the raised super highway.

Up the stairs to cross over the 8-lane road but under the raised super highway.

 
The traffic heading into the center city.

The traffic heading into the center city.

The Tesco where I am picked up to drive to school.

The Tesco where I am picked up to drive to school.

The always-scenic tangle of power lines easily within arm's reach.

The always-scenic tangle of power lines easily within arm’s reach.

At ground level . . .

At ground level . . .

. . . to the van . . .

. . . to the van . . .

 . . . and driving to work.

. . . and driving to work.