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10 Sep 2011

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Wat Xieng Thong

A stitched panorama, best viewed large. The main building (central to this image) was built in 1560 and the kings of Luang Prabang were crowned there until 1975. The name of the Wat means "Monastery of the Golden City". A view of the main entry is in the note.

10 Sep 2011

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Royal carriages

In the latter years of French colonisation, Laos was made into a kingdom. After the civil/SE Asian war, it now is the PDR of Laos and the former royal palace has been made a museum. These are the former royal carriages, best viewed large.

10 Sep 2011

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Royal carriages

In the latter years of French colonisation, Laos was made into a kingdom. After the civil/SE Asian war, it now is the PDR of Laos and the former royal palace has been made a museum. These are the former royal carriages.

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10 Sep 2011

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Drying robes

Monk's robes, seen drying at a monastery in Luang Prabang. Wishing everyone an enjoyable and safe weekend, HFF to all. Explored.

10 Sep 2011

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Evening markets

If the morning markets in Luang Prabang are largely about fresh food, the evening street markets are about fabrics and clothing (PiP 1) and "ready to go" food (PiPs 2-4). Stand aside Maccas and Colonel, there's more variety here!

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10 Sep 2011

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Morning Market

Forget supermarkets, in Luang Prabang the street markets are held every morning and are where you will find almost anything you'd care to eat (and a bit more besides, see some of the PiPs!). Markets such as these are common and, I suspect, are similar to the recently much-discussed "Wet market" in Wuhan, China.

02 May 2020

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For Mothers' Day

For Mothers' Day here, I'd like to share this portrait of my lovely wife, Pauline. Many of you have sent kind wishes concerning her health issues. Since earlier this year she has had some serious medical complications which have prevented further treatment, but those now seem resolved. I'm very glad to advise that, following a teleconference with her oncologist a few days ago, her treatment is likely to resume next week.

10 Sep 2011

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Hmong residence

A traditional house in a village of the Hmong people, not far from Luang Prabang. A second (clickable) image in the PiP. HFF everyone, stay safe and best wishes for the weekend.

10 Sep 2011

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Hmong fences

Fences at a Hmong traditional village in Laos, not far from Luang Prabang. HFF, everyone.
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