Tom Vater

Tom Vater

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Posts tagged Thailand conflict

Bangkok Dangerous

It´s not easy to write about war. Harder still to write about war at home. Bangkok is my home and tonight, parts of the city were on the verge of giving way to total chaos. After eight weeks of street protests by the so-called Red Shirts aiming to force the Thai government to resign and […]

Where is Batman? – Bangkok under Siege

That’s what a policeman asked me and a friend, as we were photographing the medieval-looking barricades, constructed of sandbags, sharpened bamboo poles, barbed wire and car tires, which one has to pass to get into the Ratchaprasong area, Bangkok’s up-scale and shut down shopping district. It’s like stepping into another country, another world. Downtown Bangkok, […]

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