A tugboat lumbers up-river, seen from a top-down perspective on the Chao Phraya river in Bangkok.
The Chao Phraya, a tidal river, is a major route for shipping. Overloaded barges ply the river in alignment with the tides which enable a relatively little boat to haul an oversized - and probably overloaded - shipment (see photo below).
A small tugboat hauls an oversized load north on the Chao Phraya river in Bangkok.
This particular barge spanned 4 separate sections (one and a half of which, you see here). The barges, are currently burdened with enough of a load that its roof is very near the surface of the water. When unloaded, the barge will rise a good 7 yards (~7 meters) above the water. It makes you wonder what these containers are holding... or more accurately, how many packages of my beloved Thai flat noodle it can store.
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