Category Archives: Asia


New Images – Luang Prabang, Laos, in Black and White

    I am pleased to introduce a new photo gallery: “Laung Prabang in Black and White.” Consisting of thirty-five of my best images created in a warm toned black and white, they were taken in and around this […]

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POD ~ Outdoor Kitchen at a Laotian Buddhist Monestary

While wandering along a path that followed the Mekong River on the bank opposite Luang Prabang in Laos, we came upon a small Buddhist Monestary.  Being mid-afternoon, the only sounds were the birds and insects. […]

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The Orange Robe

There are some thirty-four active Buddhist Temples or Wats and an estimated 2,000 monks in and around Luang Prabang, Laos. Boys as young a ten years old can enter a temple to receive religious training […]

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Ubiquitous Rice and Its Many Uses

When traveling in SE Asia (Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos) one expects to see and eat a lot of rice. It is the most important staple food for a large part of the world’s human population, […]

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Bonsai in Vietnam ~ They are Really Large

Bonsai is an ancient Japanese art form using miniature trees grown in containers. Similar practices exist in other cultures, including the Chinese tradition of penjing and the miniature living landscapes of Vietnamese hòn non b?. […]

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An Artist’s Palette ~ Laos by Lynne Mayhew

We awaken at dawn to the sound of a distant gong. The air is crisp and misty with fog.  From the balcony, we watch as processions of Buddhist monks leave their monasteries and walk through […]

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In the Bag ~ What Goes With Me

As a photographer, traveling always presents a balancing act of having what you need and how much weight you are willing to lug around. Of course, current airline carry on restrictions, especially in the US, […]

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