The Railway Track, located 67 km away from Bangkok, has become famous for the Maeklong Railway Market that situated along the sides of the railway. Maeklong Railway Market also has its nickname called Talat Rom Hup in Thai (Umbrella pulldown market). It is one of the largest fresh seafood markets in Thailand. With its location on the Maeklong Railway’s track, when a train is approaching, all shops and sunshades will step back from the rails. After the train has passed, they will move back to the previous spot.
Award Winner: Photo of the Day | June 24
Award Score: 60 (Value 11, Clarity 11, Composition 15, Style 12, Skill 11)
Photo of the Day Award Category: Travel Photography
Photograph Location: Maeklong Railway Market, Mae Klong, Mueang Samut Songkhram District, Thailand
Photographer: Ryszard Wierzbicki (Swindon, United Kingdom) Registered
Ryszard Wierzbicki was born in 1963. Graduated with a Master degree of Social Sciences in Children Care Education from University of Gdańsk in 1992 in Poland. He worked in an orphanage and four other companies, going through positions of Educator, Marketing Specialist and Sales & Marketing Manager in various branches (child care, dentistry, orthodontics and IT). Apart of his regular jobs he continued developing his Scuba Diving qualification resulted of an instructor level in PADI. Emigrated to UK in 2006, from where he started his real traveling & photography experience and exploration of South-East Asia. Volunteering occasionally with Stu and the Kids charity organization of Thai and Burmese Orphans (stuandthekids.org). Established 2 forums for active travelers and photographers named Instant Travelling (instanttravelling.ning.com) and World Around (worldaround.pl) in 2010. Changed an ironed suit and laptop for cargo trousers, hoodie jacket, knapsack and started to manage freely the passion of photography, traveling and scuba diving.