Royal Palace Museum, Luang Prabang

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), Day Time

The Rayal Palace (Haw Kham) - Daytime

The Royal Palace (Haw Kham), Early evening

The Royal Palace (Haw Kham) - Early evening

The New Pavilion (How Prabang) - Daytime

The New Pavilion (How Prabang) - Daytime

The New Pavilion (Haw Prabang) - Early Evening

The New Pavilion (Haw Prabang) - Early evening

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Roaming Vang Vieng, Limestone Mountains Town

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

Good Morning, Nam Song River

Limestone Mountains

Limestone Mountains

Bridge over (trouble) water...

Bridge over (trouble) water...

Bamboo bridge at sunset

Bamboo bridge at sunset

Sundown

Sundown


London Eye – The first giant Ferris wheel

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

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

Night view from the Westminster Pier

Look up

Look up

Getting dark

Hello...is anybody inside?

Hello...is anybody inside?

Warm capsules

Warm capsules


Houses of Parliament

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 daylight, City of Westminster, London

Houses of Parliament in moonlight, City of Westminster, London

Houses of Parliament in moonlight, City of Westminster, London


Tower Bridge

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 - Daytime, London

Tower Bridge at night, London

Tower Bridge at night, London


The Thames River

September 28, 2008

When I have a chance I like to photograph the same place at different times. There is a difference when a time changes. Obviously, the place is unaffected but what we see… Is that because of the time or ourselves thought?

The Thames River in early morning, London

The Thames River in early morning, London

 

The Thames River at night, London

The Thames River at night, London