Street Art on the Thai Stonehenge

Massive stone pylons reach for the sky for no clear purpose. Are they astrological guides to understanding the heavens or forgotten remnants of alien visitors? Or could they possibly be embarrassing reminders of one of Thailand’s most notorious corruption cases?

Saturday will mark 23 years since ground was broken on a THB80 billion project by the Transport Ministry, state rail authority and a Thai subsidiary of developer Hopewell Holdings of Hong Kong to erect an elevated train and rail line from downtown to Don Muang Airport. Allegations of corruption tained the project from the outset, and after missing major milestones, the Asian financial crisis of 1997 sealed its fate. Only 10 percent was completed… Read the rest on Coconuts Bangkok