January 2: We spent the morning in Chiang Mai, walking and window-shopping in the area of the Night Market. It's a madhouse at night, much calmer and less crowded early in the day ...
... with breakfasters at tables along the street.
Still, a certain amount of garishness persists.
Around the corner in an antique store on a higher-class shopping street, however,
one can find some whimsey and poignancy
and some old-fashioned elegance.