We live right next door to an army base.
On occasion that means we have to put up with explosions and gunfire and loud aircraft noises.
For a few days we watched as parachutes opened up above us and a Saab Griffin rocketed back and forth.
It was all in account of "army day" which is a Thai event similar to 'children's day" which is like mother's day. Kindof.
So i jumped on my trusty steed:
and sauntered off to the base to see what would happen.
I took my beloved Pentax K5 and a decent set of lenses and snapped a few pics like this one of a kid who caught a lizard:
Eventually i was snapping shots of skydivers:
When this guy (on the left):
called me over and from then on i was immersed in all things Military Thai (God bless them every one):
such a wonderful experience and such lovely people
you can see all of the pics i took (and my friend who took pics for me) here