IF IT’S TUESDAY: This must be Phuket



Some few months after the tragic Tsunami of 2004, I took a vacation to the beautiful island of Phuket. At first I considered cancelling, concerned tourists would be a hindrance to the Thai people so soon after the Tsunami. But I was assured they needed tourists to return to help boost their suffering trade. As it turned out, it was true. Although very quiet over there, I was welcomed with open arms by people I have never met and made to feel like a long lost friend returning to her home.



These top images show the view from my resort room at the Evason Phuket [a Six Senses Resort]. All images were taken on a disposable camera. Surprisingly some almost capture how enchanting this location really is, in a vintage, smudgy sort of way.



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Phuket



BeingRuby - Phuket 1



BeingRuby - Phuket 2a


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Did I mention I had my own private beach?



OH did I say MY private beach? OK the Resort’s private beach…



But it did feel like my own slice of heaven



Phuket



BeingRuby - Phuket 6b

BeingRuby - Phuket 4b

BeingRuby - Phuket 5

BeingRuby - Phuket 7



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Was back to work today after 1 week's break so haven't had a chance to visit the usual suspects

Will be there soon!!!

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IMAGES: All images were taken by me on a disposable camera. I 'altered' the last set, but the first 2 large images are just as they came!

33 comments:

Rhonda @ Shellbelle's Tiki Hut said...

Oh Ruby, I agree, your photos have a wonderful "feel" to them.

I'm glad you didn't cancel your trip. I remember reading exactly what you stated, that they needed the tourists to return and help their economy recover. Kudos to you!

un abril encantado said...

...vemos blogs en silencio, y viaja nuestro corazón...tu blog Julie es muy hermoso..felicidades...
...en Spain yo sueño con visitar Australia...Lourdes.

Barbara Jacksier said...

I'm amazed by the painterly quality of the disposable camera. I really must try them again. I recently tried a Holger "toy camera", too. Lots of fun.

Anne Marie said...

you took me away virtually - which was JUST what I needed today....

thanks!

The Consummate Hostess said...

What beautiful pictures! It sounds like your trip to Phuket was relaxing and so good for an area so badly in need.

FROM THE RIGHT BANK said...

There's a slight chance that we may go this winter, as a detour, while we're in Southeast Asia. I've read lots of great things about Evasion. It looks gorgeous!

Maya said...

The photographs are gorgeous!! I think it's great that you didn't cancel the trip..., but it must have felt just a little bit strange to go there so soon after the storm, I imagine.

Tamerie Shriver said...

Lovely images! And the thought of a private, deserted beach, well, it sure sounds heavenly to me! I've had that in the Bahamas, but every place else always has lots and lots of people. I think I'll put it on my list of places I'd love to visit someday.

Jacqueline said...

What beautiful shots Julie, and all done on a disposable camera.....it must be the skillful way you take them....It's funny, I always love the black and white version of your photographs, but this time, colour takes 1st place.I want to book my ticket to Phuket right now !!!! XXXX

Drawn to The Sea said...

Great disposable shots... more proof it's as much the artist behind the lens, as the lens itself.

~Julia

Courtney said...

I can't believe you took those with a disposable camera. They're so nice! Looks like a lovely vacation, the perfect spot to relax.

Jane said...

I agree beautiful photos, nice and grainy and smudgy. I love the people in Thailand, very proud and welcoming. I was in a bus crash (minor) in East Thailand a few years ago and an ancient man came up to me and said 'Thailand is sorry'. As if it was his fault! They are divine.

simon said...

Amazing shots (again...am I becoming too predictable with my comments??)

My daughter is doing photography at a professional level. She buys cheap cameras to use because the "effects" are unusual and sometime brilliant!

I remember flying to france on boxing day of 2004 and watching the devistation on the news and the stress on travellers faces in Hong Kong

Chic Little Shop said...

Hi Julie
I always wondering when you are going to publish your photobook with amazing stories behind it.

Lovely photos!!!

Julie xx

erin said...

wow! those photos look like paintings! love, LOVE em! very inspiring, especially since i will be traveling to the beach on saturday!! i wonder how phuket is fairing now? all the best, erin

Lee said...

We're off to Krabi (and KL & Singapore) next month and these beautiful photos have got me so excited to be going to Thailand again. You certainly do have a way with the camera Julie. Gorgeous!!
Lee :)

Carole~Maynard Greenhouse said...

Damn your good...even with a disposable camera. I have disposable camera all over the place that have never been developed. Hubby always bought them. Guess I need to get them developed!!!

XO,
Carole

Someone's Mom said...

I just "happened" on your blog and I'm glad I did. Your photos are beautiful, the location is beautiful!

Laura said...

Hi Julie,
Such a beautiful peaceful looking place...your photos are gorgeous...a private beach sounds so romantic!
Take care,
Laura

Chatelaine said...

What a beautiful spot! Really enchanting and your photos came out unbelievable. Are you sure you used a disposable camera?

Bet you're so glad you didn't cancel your trip.

Alison Gibbs said...

What a beautiful spot - great photos.
Alison

Slices of Beauty... said...

Wow, a slice of heaven indeed!

JennyMac said...

Talk about picture perfect!

Sarah Klassen said...

Thanks for sharing these -- what an amazing place! I'm so glad you went ahead with the plan, and I'm certain the locals appreciated that :)

These pics have such a great feel to them -- I agree, almost vintage, but I really like them!

Luiza said...

Hello, Julie!

Thank you , for comming to visit.
I was so happy to see your comment. All ours Jacqueline, is wonderful.=)

Your blog is really original, in a very good way. I love it. And the photos are amazing.

Have a nice weekend.
Luiza

Greet said...

Wonderful pictures!
And wonderful views from there! It must have been amazing to be there for holidays!
I go with you next time!

Greet

koralee said...

Oh amazingly lovely...so peaceful and calming...take me away right now! The closest place I have been that reminds me of this lovely island is Fiji. Thank you for this tonight...just what I needed before I head off to bed..sweet dreams tonight!

Turquoise Diaries said...

I think you had done very well by travelling right after the tsunami. your presence meant big for certain people.. Photos are just fantastic..

Cyma said...

It must have been an amazing trip as these pictures are totally wonderful.

Pam said...

Your photos are dreamy, Julie. And boy oh boy, would I ever love to spend some time shelling on that beach!

Roberta said...

these photos are fab! they would make beautiful postcards.

lily-g said...

A slice of heaven, what an amazing trip xx

The Stylish House said...

Hi Ruby,
Your photos brought back memories of the Christmas I spent in Phuket the year before the Tsunami. It’s such a beautiful area the people so gracious and welcoming. It's a place I would definitely return to. Thanks for sharing via Hooked on Friday.
Enjoy, Cathy