Thai gate on wheels.

Wheeled concrete mobile gate, Bangkok

I can’t explain why, but there’s something so charming about this traffic-blocking gate on wheels seen in a great mod bistro in Bangkok. It’s rolled away from the restaurant door during the day, then rolled out to block the door at night. I’m not sure if it’s meant to prevent cars from driving through the plate glass entrance or not, but its security function aside, it has the sort of friendly look a lot of utilitarian objects in Southeast Asia have and is just one of those things you’d unfortunately never see here. Those wheels! It looks like a little robot. I challenge anyone to find a more charming bollard thingy anywhere.


AAO Restaurant front door with beautiful painting on glass

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