Kho Kret

On Monday I went up to Ko Kret (Kho Kred)– a small island (in the technical sense of the word– surrounded by river on all sides) on the northern side of Bangkok. The region is known for its pottery, and rightfully so– never before have I seen pottery of such skilled craftsmanship or in such staggering quantities. It was also fun to go some place a little off the beaten tourist path– Josh and I were the only tourists we saw on the island. Additionally, it was almost like being outside of Bangkok for the few hours we were on the island– no cars (or roads, for that matter) and lots of trees.

I took a bunch of photos, which you can find here:

I used Picasa to generate the photo album, and, well, I don’t like it at all. It’s really a shame, since it’s exceedingly easy to add comments in Picasa, which helps makes the photo albums searchable later. If, for example, two years from now, I think to myself “gee, what was that one island with the pottery that I went to in Bangkok?,” I can just go to Picasa and type in “island” or “pottery” and it will search through the picture captions and album descriptions.

Sheesh. Rain! When I left campus at 7:45PM, it was raining. Three hours later, uploading the aforementioned photos, it’s still raining.

About Mark Egge

Two truths and a lie: Mark Egge is an outdoor enthusiast, opera singer, and a transportation data scientist. He lives in Bozeman, Montana.
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7 Responses to Kho Kret

  1. BrianEgge says:

    Hi Mark,

    Seems a few people have been working on getting Picasa to work with Gallery:

    Your best bet is probably to use Picasa’s export to XML feature, and write something to parse the XML.

  2. Sagar1586 says:

    Leave it to Brian, genius extraordinaire.

  3. Upidivl says:

    Yeah, I was actually thinking about doing something XML wise…

  4. ken-mister says:

    K… um… I like the pictures! But I have no idea what the hell Picasa is so I thought it best not to try to look as if I did.

  5. Sagar1586 says:

    Here’s some irony. Ken: Google it.

  6. Upidivl says:


  7. markegge says:

    Looks like I’ll be switching to Gallery, after all.