April 2013 - View from the Khlong Phraya Suren water gate.
In early November 2011, at the height of the flood, the gate divided the area into two vastly different worlds. The area on the north side of the gate was completely flooded, while the southern side was dry. The city government, which controlled the gate, had decided to stop the water from flowing south toward central Bangkok, thus flooding the north. Enraged, residents on the northern side organized themselves into a small fighting force and attempted to seize the gate. © Giorgio Taraschi for The Rockefeller Foundation/Next City