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2 hours ago, Catoni said:

Everything always changes in this world.  My grandfather was shocked at how much things changed between the early 1900's and 1980.  

      Years ago I had next door neighbours.... wonderful very elderly husband and wife in their 90's.... who lived before the Wright brothers got off the ground... and lived to see men walk on the moon and jet travel across oceans. Amazing to visit that couple and spend a couple hours talking about the past and what they had seen and experienced. 

    Things change... can't escape that..... Welcome to life and planet Earth. 

Good comment.

 

"Your" old couple reminds me of  biography of Albert Einstein and this theories, especially the theory of relativity. At the beginning of his live he lived in a house without electricity. But his thoughts were decades ahead. Amazing!

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4 minutes ago, Thingamabob said:

Loss, years ago, of the original Queen's Castle on Patpong 1. Described in Time Magazine as one of the best nightclubs in the world. And it was.

Any pictures?

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1 minute ago, OneMoreFarang said:

Any pictures?

I'll check. I have one or two just need to remember where they are.

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24 minutes ago, metempsychotic said:

Buckskin Joe's viilage, but always referred tos Soi Zero. 

 

Many things have changed radically. 

 

The mrt and Skytrain, there used to be a wet market on the corner of asoke and Sukhumvit. 

I am actually talking about before Soi 0 or Buckskin Joe's Village popped up. This was directly on the opposite side of the road, a makeshift drinking spot directly sitting pretty near the tracks with chairs and a makeshift roof and if I remember right could have something to eat. It was totally after hours railroad track spot for the Bar Girl and Expat team. You would walk up Sumkhuvit and just before the track flip a right and there you were.

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BEERGARTEN SOI 7 SUKHUMVIT BANGKOK  Still stand.............open

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How about the Farang Connection at Nana in the older days and then over at Patpong the Tavern. those were some great times at both those places. 

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Or how about Patpong 1 main Soi at the end near Surriwong. There used to be an open Thai boxing ring on the left side that would let tourists come up and fight the small Thai boxers and lady boys. I used to watch the military guys think they were all that and get the holy stuffing knocked out of them. Funniest was by the lady boys and honestly scariest thing I ever saw. Learned what not to do thinking I am the international tough guy by watching.. 

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Which all goes to show that nostalgia ain't what it used to be! 😉

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