December 27, 2008
Built as a residence for King Sisavang Vong and his family in 1904 by the French. The palace was built on the riverfront, to be in direct view of arriving official visitors. Displaying traditional Laos motifs fused with French beaux-art styles, many of the rooms have been preserved since the day of the revolution when the royal family was forced into exile by the Pathet Lao.
I didn’t plan to get the Day and Night Photograph Collection of the Royal Palace at first. Because of there is usually closed at 1600pm. However, I was walking along the main street of Sisavang Wong at the first evening I arrived to Luang Prabang, I saw its entrance was still opened. I then walked in and made some quick shots. I was afraid that a guard may come to me and kick me out, though. But there wasn’t any. I visited there again in the afternoon of my last day in Luang Prabang. So, this day and night collection is kind of unplanned operation.
The Rayal Palace (Haw Kham) - Daytime
The Royal Palace (Haw Kham) - Early evening
The New Pavilion (How Prabang) - Daytime
The New Pavilion (Haw Prabang) - Early evening
December 11, 2008
All right, I am going to introduce you more to a small town which has become a popular destination for travelers who choose to make an overland trip to Luang Prabang.
About 160 km from Vientiane to Luang Prabang via the Highway 13, Vang Vieng is a small town located parallel to the Nam Song River and surrounded by Limestone Mountains. If you do like a mountain view, while your travel partners like to see a river view, don’t worry you will not have an argument there. I don’t have much to say how beautiful the views are. Sometimes a photo says a thousand words….
Also, let me categorize this into my Day and Night Photograph Collection.
Good Morning, Nam Song River
Bridge over (trouble) water...
Bamboo bridge at sunset
October 8, 2008
You may notice from the series of the day and night photograph collection I posted in earlier, Episode I: The Thames River, Episode II: Tower Bridge and Episode III: The Houses of Parliament, they are all London Attractions lie on the River Thames in London borough. In this Episode IV (sorry to say that this is the last one of the collection), I still let you travel along the river.
View from the Westminster Bridge
“London Eye” is the tallest Ferris wheel in Europe. It was the tallest Ferris wheel in the world at the time it was erected. Even now, it was outdone by a new Ferris wheel in Singapore, we always remember the first one anyway.
Night view from the Westminster Pier
Hello...is anybody inside?
October 5, 2008
As I told you I had more photos in the day and night photograph collection. You’ve enjoyed with the Thames River and the Tower Bridge. Well, I bet you may know what next I’m going to show you.
Here you go…the Episode III of my day and night comparison – The Houses of Parliament, City of Westminster, London. Sorry, the photos are blurry. My hands were shaken. There was lower than 10ºC and I didn’t have my tripod at the time. 😦
Houses of Parliament in daylight, City of Westminster, London
Houses of Parliament in moonlight, City of Westminster, London
October 1, 2008
Here is the Episode II of day and night time photo comparison – Tower Bridge, City of London. I still have some more…please stay tuned for the next episode. Enjoy!
Tower Bridge - Daytime, London
Tower Bridge at night, London