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weekly photo challenge : urban

The very first thing that popped out of my mind when I learned that the theme for Weekly Photo Challenge is URBAN  was this.  A photo of traffic jam I captured during our recent leisure trip in Bangkok. It reminded me of the few cities I grew up with in the Philippines. Major thoroughfares are usually congested during rush hours or as ordinary Filipino would put it, “bumper-to-bumper-traffic” 😀  Obviously, traffic jam is one of the hassles of daily urban living that one has to deal with.


  1. KG KG

    nice pic!

    when some people criticize the traffic in Manila and say “only in the philippines,” they don’t know how wrong they are… (although talaga naman nakaka-inis minsan ang traffic diba? hehe!)

    • i agree, grace! traffic isn’t exclusive to manila (or as many would put it, “only in the philippines) but it’s certainly everywhere! even the longest and widest highways can get blocked when there’s accidents, digging up and the result, jam!

      thanks! ang bilis ng comment ha! 🙂

  2. that’s urban density! great!

    • thank you, frizztext!
      the volume of cars in that road was indeed thick!

  3. Gorgeous photo!! Gave me flashbacks of living in Washington, D.C. Ugh, no thanks!! Don’t miss the traffic 🙂

    • thanks, crpeterson. i guess traffic jam is a common thing in any urban place.

    • thanks, wilber! 🙂

  4. Very urban, crowded. Excellent for the challenge.

    • marion, thank you! 🙂

  5. Great pic for the challenge..very urban!!

    • carolloethen, thank you so much! i thought so too, this pic is very urban 🙂

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  7. My favourite this week!

    • wow! thank you so much, gilly gee! 🙂

  8. Gosh, I sure wouldn’t want to be in that traffic jam! Great urban photo!

    • you need to have a stretch of patience to endure that traffic! thanks caroline! 🙂

  9. An excellent selection for the theme. Wherever we live… traffic is usually a problem. But it looks like you have more than your share!

    • thanks for dropping by, galen.
      really appreciate it! 🙂

  10. I could relate with your comment about the traffic. I’m originally from Quezon City but now based in Singapore. This is a great capture.

    • hello, myra! don’t you miss the traffic in qc? i bet not, haha! with the efficient mrt lines in sg, i’m sure you’re beating the traffic rush any time, any day. thanks for dropping by! 🙂

  11. summeroo summeroo

    i don’t know if you notice, vehicles here are not literally ‘buhol-buhol’, unlike the traffic we see in Pinas. its still quite orderly if you ask me, its just jammed 🙂 hahaha, now prolly the ‘buhol-buhol’ part is what we can claim to be ‘only in the Philippines.’

    • i observed that too in bangkok and i hate to think it boils down to discipline why traffic jam in the philippines is worse than else where.

  12. Beautiful capture and great choice for this week!

  13. Dee Dee

    very nice shot!

    • thank you! 🙂

  14. Hmm. Looks a bit like the M25 😉

    • traffic also in that motorway?

      • Indeed, it’s called the biggest car park in the world 🙂

        • i must be really living on the other side of the planet, hahaha! i love your description!

    • thanks! 🙂

    • thank you!

  15. Love the night lights! 😉

    • thank you! i snapped it on a whim. 🙂

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