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Phou Khoun

Phou Khoun
This little township has sprung up at a road intersection in central Laos. It felt very much a "frontier" town. As can be seen, the streets remain unsealed and motor scooters are particularly popular. Second image in note. Best viewed large.

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Lorenzo Kjell Salmonson, Amelia Heath, Marije Aguillo, John FitzGerald and 12 other people have particularly liked this photo


13 comments - The latest ones
 Malik Raoulda
Malik Raoulda club
Superbe et remarquable instantané +++++++
3 years ago.
 William Sutherland
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Phenomenal shot!

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3 years ago.
 RHH
RHH club
Wonderful photo, George. We saw places like this in Malaysia when we were there several years ago.
3 years ago.
 RHH
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3 years ago.
 Proxar
Proxar club
!!! beautiful capture
3 years ago.
 Gudrun
Gudrun club
Progress in the form of satellite dishes is already there;-) Highly interesting photos!
3 years ago.
 Polyrus
Polyrus
A well filled image...and looks like Thailand and the Philippines did 50 to 60 years ago.
3 years ago.
 Pam J
Pam J club
Wonderful colours !
3 years ago.
 Tacheles
Tacheles club
Interesting view into a completely different world.
Thanks for sharing.
3 years ago. Edited 3 years ago.
 John FitzGerald
John FitzGerald club
Excellent composition, George. It's stunning in the full-screen view -- long and deep.
3 years ago.
 Marije Aguillo
Marije Aguillo club
Buena toma que nos pone en contacto con los modos de vida de ese país del SE asiático.
3 years ago.
 tiabunna
tiabunna club
Many thanks for all your comments on this shot. Laos is a very low income developing country, so motor scooters and mobile phones are luxury items for most people. The mobile phone network is fairly new, but I suspect the satellite dishes are for a previous satellite communications system set up in the days of Russian influence (post the end of the war) rather than for TV.
3 years ago. Edited 3 years ago.
 Amelia Heath
Amelia Heath club
It seems as if scooters are going to be a big part of life in Laos, George. I'm glad you've explained the satellite dishes; they look incongruous on the tops of such basic stalls.
3 years ago.

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