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.
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