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

 

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 delightful Laotian town .

Luang Prabang, located in north central Laos, is one of the most charming and atmospheric small cities anywhere. Sitting at the confluence of the Mekong and Nam Khan rivers, LP is a medley of traditional Lao wooden houses and European architecture harkening back to the days when Laos was part of Indochine, the sprawling French colony.

It has been said that during his travels the Buddha smiled as he rested for a day at what is now Luang Prabang and prophesied that the site would one day be a powerful and rich city. LP was the capital of the first Lao kingdom  (Lan Xang – land of the million elephants) in the mid 14th century.

Luang Prabang’s long and varied history and traditions makes it a photographer’s delight. The numerous Buddhist Temples, monks’ alms walks at dawn, varied architecture, or night markets… the opportunities are endless.

Please click here for the new image gallery, Laung Prabang in Black and White. As always, thank you for visiting and please let me know what you think.

 

Buddhist Temple Gong

Buddhist Temple Gong

Please visit On the Go with Lynne for travel writing on Laos.

 

 

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8 Comments

  1. Paula September 27, 2012 at 3:02 am #

    Beautiful photography. I am glad I’ve discovered this page.

    • Ron October 2, 2012 at 10:58 am #

      Paula, thank you for your kind comment and for visiting.

  2. lisa September 27, 2012 at 4:35 pm #

    the images are lovely; my favorite is the bamboo that equals a sumi brush painting!

    • Ron October 2, 2012 at 10:57 am #

      Thanks for visiting Lisa. It does have that quality, I think.

  3. Carol October 10, 2012 at 8:52 pm #

    Beautiful! I especially like the effect of the “warm-toned” black and white on the photos with wood in them, such as the wood paneling, door and window frames, bamboo, etc.

    • Ron October 18, 2012 at 9:53 am #

      Thanks Carol.

  4. Madhu November 17, 2012 at 12:29 am #

    Brilliant images Ron! And of particular interest to me as we will be in Luang Prabang in less than two weeks! Have to do some reading on the legend about the Buddha’s travels though. As far as I know he never stepped foot outside India!

    • Ron November 18, 2012 at 7:24 pm #

      I am envious. We want to return and spend more time in LP and the rest of Laos. The key here may be “legend.” I could not re-locate my source and did not try to fact check. I did read, however, that the Buddha spent some time in Nepal during a monsoon? It is all absolutely fascinating to me. Thank you for your comment.

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